2020 Buick Encore GX vs. 2021 Mazda CX-30 | NewCars.com

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2020 Buick Encore GX vs. 2021 Mazda CX-30 Review

New 2020 Buick Encore GX

2020 Buick
Encore GX

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New 2021 Mazda CX-30

2021 Mazda
CX-30

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MSRP*
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$24,100 to $30,500
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$21,900 to $29,950
Invoice* $23,232 to $29,402 $21,275 to $29,088
MPG - City 26 24 - 25
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 31 - 33
Engine(s) I-3 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** **** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** **** *****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 GX offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Mazda CX-30, with comparable head- and legroom. The Buick Encore GX 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 Mazda CX-30 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Buick Encore GX, 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). The Buick Encore GX is somewhat more expensive 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. The Buick Encore GX carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Mazda CX-30.

Dimensions
The Buick Encore GX is about the same width as the Mazda CX-30. When looking at overall length, the Buick Encore GX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mazda CX-30.

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

Performance
The Buick Encore GX has a little less horsepower than 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 GX and the Mazda CX-30. The Buick Encore GX has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mazda CX-30.

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