I traded in a 2010 Mazda 3 2.0, 5 speed, to get a 2012 focus hatch, auto, sport package.
The Mazda was a child's toy compared to the Focus. A fun little economy car, but the focus has better quality and technology all the way around.
And the focus has comfy sport seats that are made to hold a man (6'2", 220), not a 5'5" 130 lb japanese test driver. I was rear ended twice and the seats in the mazda broke both times. The stock suspension in the Mazda was nice, however the disk brakes were small and weak. Also, the 2.0 engine sucked a ton of gas for the small amount of power it put out. The DCT in the Focus was what finally sold it for me, although if they made a 6 speed manual it would have been tempting as well...