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2020 Buick Encore vs. 2021 Mazda CX-30 Review

New 2020 Buick Encore

2020 Buick
Encore

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New 2021 Mazda CX-30

2021 Mazda
CX-30

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MSRP*
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$23,200 to $27,300
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$21,900 to $29,950
Invoice* $23,177 to $26,317 $21,275 to $29,088
MPG - City 24 - 25 24 - 25
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 31 - 33
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
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
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-30, 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-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 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Mazda CX-30.

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.

Drivetrain
The Buick Encore has much lower torque than the Mazda CX-30, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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
When it comes to horsepower, the Buick Encore has a lot 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 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.