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2020 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2021 Buick Encore Review

New 2020 Mazda CX-3

2020 Mazda
CX-3

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New 2021 Buick Encore

2021 Buick
Encore

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MSRP*
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$20,640 to $22,040
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$23,200 to $25,220
Invoice* $20,050 to $21,409 $23,177 to $24,312
MPG - City 27 - 29 24 - 25
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 29 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4 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
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Buick Encore than in the Mazda CX-3, due to its greater head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mazda CX-3 and the Buick Encore.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mazda CX-3 as you will with the Buick Encore, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mazda CX-3 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Buick Encore. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mazda CX-3 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Buick Encore.

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

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Mazda CX-3 and the Buick Encore are about even in transmitting their respective horsepower to the wheels.

Handling
The Mazda CX-3 has a smaller turning radius than the Buick Encore, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

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

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Mazda CX-3 and the Buick Encore. The Mazda CX-3 has less cargo space than the Buick Encore, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

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