Which would you recommend, 2014 Honda Civic hatch VTI-L or a Ford Focus Sport/Titanium? I'm looking at leasing for four years but then probably paying the residual and keeping it for a few more years. I drove the Hyundai i30, which I didn't like, and the VW Golf Comfortline, a nice drive but didn't like the basic interior for $30,000.
So you still have to consider the Mazda3, which definitely gets The Tick. Forced to choose, I'd take the Focus because it's a nicer drive and the Civic is really nothing special in 2014.