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2022 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Mazda CX-3 Review

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2022 Buick
Encore

MSRP*: $24,600 to $25,220
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Picture of the 2021 Mazda CX-3

2021 Mazda
CX-3

MSRP*: $20,790 to $22,190
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Invoice* $23,714 to $24,312 $20,197 to $21,566
MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 27 - 29 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 MPG 32 - 34 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 48.4 ft3 42.7 ft3
Engine 155-hp, 1.4-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 148-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 6-Speed A/T 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 155 hp 148 hp
Exterior Length 168.4 in 168.3 in
Exterior Width 70.1 in 69.6 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 35.8 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 35.0 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.8 in
Front 38.4 in
Rear 37.2 in
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Info not available *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Info not available *****
Side Crash Rating** Info not available *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Buick Encore than in the Mazda CX-3. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Buick Encore and the Mazda CX-3.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Encore as you will with the Mazda CX-3, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Buick Encore is somewhat more expensive than the Mazda CX-3. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Buick Encore and the Mazda CX-3 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore is about the same width as the Mazda CX-3. When looking at overall length, the Buick Encore takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda CX-3.

Handling
The Buick Encore has a larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-3, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Buick Encore has a little more horsepower than the Mazda CX-3.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Buick Encore does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Mazda CX-3.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Buick Encore and the Mazda CX-3. The Buick Encore has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-3.

Warranty
The Buick Encore comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-3.