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2022 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Mazda CX-30 Review

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2022 Buick
Encore

MSRP*: $24,600 to $25,220
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Picture of the 2021 Mazda CX-30

2021 Mazda
CX-30

MSRP*: $22,050 to $34,050
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Invoice* $23,714 to $24,312 $21,421 to $33,066
MPG - City 23 - 24 MPG 22 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 MPG 30 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 48.4 ft3 45.2 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 155 hp 186 - 227 hp
Exterior Length 168.4 in 173.0 in
Exterior Width 70.1 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 40.8 in
Rear 35.8 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.3 in
Head Room Front 39.6 in
Rear 38.8 in
Front 37.8 - 38.1 in
Rear 38.3 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
The Buick Encore offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mazda CX-30, with comparable head- and legroom. The Buick Encore offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mazda CX-30, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

Convenience
The Buick Encore requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mazda CX-30, making it more convenient to drive.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Buick Encore will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mazda CX-30. 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-30 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore is about the same width as the Mazda CX-30. The Buick Encore is slightly shorter than the Mazda CX-30, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Buick Encore has a larger turning radius than the Mazda CX-30, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Buick Encore has a little less horsepower than the Mazda CX-30.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Buick Encore doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mazda CX-30.

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-30. The Buick Encore has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-30.

Warranty
The Buick Encore comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mazda CX-30.