2011 Mazda
6 i Touring
vs. 2012 Ford
Focus Titanium

2012 Ford Focus Titanium

9.9

starting from

$23,495

Reasons to buy the Ford Focus Titanium

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Great braking distance from 60mph
110 ft
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Good highway fuel efficiency
38 mpg
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Paddle shifters
Standard
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Good city fuel efficiency
28 mpg
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring

9.4

Runner-up

Mazda 6 i Touring

starting from

$23,430
"Sporty driving dynamics."
edmunds.com | talking about the 6's handling
"Big trunk."
edmunds.com | talking about the 6's storage

Reasons to buy the Mazda 6 i Touring

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Good range on the highway
574 miles
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Spacious front seats
55.5 ft3
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Spacious back seats
46.3 ft3
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Power seats
Standard
Entertainment System 10.0 vs 7.7
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  • The Focus Titanium's subwoofer accurately reproduces deep bass notes in music
  • Have your pick of music from around the world with the Focus Titanium's satellite radio
  • The Focus Titanium's stereo compensates for road noise as you speed up
Performance 10.0 vs 8.8
2012 Ford Focus Titanium Winner: Focus Titanium
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  • The Focus Titanium comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the 6 i Touring
  • The Focus Titanium has 1 more gear, which can improve performance, 6 vs 5
  • The Focus Titanium's power-to-weight ratio is around 10% better, providing a sportier ride, 18.1 lb/hp vs 19.6 lb/hp
Luxury Features 9.3 vs 10.0
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring Winner: 6 i Touring
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  • Conveniently adjust your seat with the 6 i Touring's power seats; not available on the Focus Titanium
Safety Features 10.0 vs 9.7
2012 Ford Focus Titanium Winner: Focus Titanium
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  • The Focus Titanium has 1 more airbag (including Rear Side), 6 vs 5
Cost 10.0 vs 10.0
Too close to call
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  • Shorter-lasting basic warranty
  • Shorter basic warranty
Practicality 10.0 vs 9.9
Too close to call
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
Crash Test Ratings - vs -
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Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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Overall 9.9 vs 9.4

Entertainment System

Ford
Focus Titanium
2012 Ford Focus Titanium
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring Mazda
6 i Touring
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Number of speakers 10 vs 6 The Focus Titanium has more speakers, but the 6 i Touring has very few
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs No The Focus Titanium's stereo cranks the volume to compensate for road noise, but the 6 i Touring does not
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Standard vs Not Available Have your pick of music from around the world with the Focus Titanium's satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Yes Both have an audio-in jack so you can plug in your own MP3 player to the stereo
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Has subwoofer Yes vs No The Focus Titanium has a subwoofer to accurately produce deep bass frequencies in music
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Performance

Ford
Focus Titanium
2012 Ford Focus Titanium
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring Mazda
6 i Touring
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Horsepower 160 HP @ 6,500 RPM vs 170 HP @ 6,000 RPM Underpowered
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Number of gears 6 vs 5 Average number of gears
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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paddle shifters Standard vs Not Available The Focus Titanium comes standard with paddle shifters for ultimate driving control; not available on the 6 i Touring
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 18.1 lb/hp vs 19.6 lb/hp The Focus Titanium has OK performance while the 6 i Touring gives sluggish performance
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 36.0 ft vs 35.4 ft Both cars corner comparably to other vehicles in their class

Luxury Features

Ford
Focus Titanium
2012 Ford Focus Titanium
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring Mazda
6 i Touring
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the 6 i Touring's power seats; not available on the Focus Titanium
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Optional vs Not Available Have your choice of leather or cloth seats on the Focus Titanium

Safety Features

Ford
Focus Titanium
2012 Ford Focus Titanium
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring Mazda
6 i Touring
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Yes Both have electronic stability control
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Airbags 6 vs 5 The Focus Titanium has a good number of airbags, but the 6 i Touring is just OK (missing Rear Side)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system MyFord vs None

Cost

Ford
Focus Titanium
2012 Ford Focus Titanium
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring Mazda
6 i Touring
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MSRP $23,495 vs $23,430 Both are priced reasonably
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In-city gas mileage 28 mpg vs 22 mpg The Focus Titanium has great city mileage and the 6 i Touring is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Practicality

Ford
Focus Titanium
2012 Ford Focus Titanium
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring Mazda
6 i Touring
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Highway driving range 471 miles vs 574 miles The 6 i Touring has good highway range and the Focus Titanium is reasonable
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Cargo space 23.8 ft3 vs 16.6 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 51.6 ft3 vs 55.5 ft3 The 6 i Touring has roomy front seats and the Focus Titanium is OK
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Standard Both have power outlets
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Optional vs Not Available The Focus Titanium offers an optional navigation system; not available on the 6 i Touring
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Cupholders 2 vs 6 The 6 i Touring has a good number of cupholders, but the Focus Titanium does not
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Crash Test Ratings

Ford
Focus Titanium
2012 Ford Focus Titanium
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring Mazda
6 i Touring
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Rollover resistance Unknown vs 5 stars
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Road Tests

Ford
Focus Titanium
2012 Ford Focus Titanium
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring Mazda
6 i Touring
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0-60 mph 8.3 seconds vs 9.0 seconds The Focus Titanium's 0-60 time is average for this class of vehicle, but the 6 i Touring is sluggish
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Braking distance at 60mph 110 ft vs 139 ft The Focus Titanium has extraordinary brakes, but the 6 i Touring is quite bad
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1/4 mile 16.3 s @ 86 mph vs 17.0 s @ 85 mph The Focus Titanium's 1/4 mile time is average, but the 6 i Touring's is quite bad
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Lateral acceleration 0.88 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 115 mph vs Unknown

Other Vehicles to Consider

2011 Mazda 6 i Touring 2011 BMW 328i 6 i Touring vs 328i
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring 2011 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG 6 i Touring vs C63 AMG
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring 2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design 6 i Touring vs S60 T6 R-Design
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring 2011 Scion tC 6 i Touring vs tC
2011 Mazda 6 i Touring 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse GS 6 i Touring vs Eclipse GS
2012 Ford Focus SE 2011 Honda Fit Focus SE vs Fit
2012 Ford Focus Titanium 2012 Ford Fusion SE Focus Titanium vs Fusion SE
2012 Ford Focus Titanium 2011 Kia Rio LX Focus Titanium vs Rio LX
2012 Ford Focus Titanium 2011 Nissan Versa SL Focus Titanium vs Versa SL
2012 Ford Focus Titanium 2012 Ford Mustang GT Focus Titanium vs Mustang GT

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