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2021 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2021 Buick Encore GX Review

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2021 Mazda
CX-3

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2021 Buick
Encore GX

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MSRP*
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$20,790 to $22,190
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$24,200 to $30,600
Invoice* $20,197 to $21,566 $23,329 to $29,498
MPG - City 27 - 29 26 - 28
MPG - Hwy 32 - 34 29 - 31
Engine(s) Inline-4 I-3
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 GX 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 GX.

Convenience
The Mazda CX-3 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). Clearly, the Mazda CX-3 is a better financial choice over the Buick Encore GX, when considering MSRP. 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 Mazda CX-3 and the Buick Encore GX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda CX-3 is much slimmer than the Buick Encore GX, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Mazda CX-3 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Buick Encore GX.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque engine, the Mazda CX-3 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Buick Encore GX.

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

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 GX. The Mazda CX-3 has less cargo space than the Buick Encore GX, 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 GX.