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2020 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2020 Buick Encore Review

New 2020 Mazda CX-5

2020 Mazda
CX-5

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New 2020 Buick Encore

2020 Buick
Encore

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MSRP*
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$25,190 to $37,155
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$23,200 to $27,300
Invoice* $24,719 to $35,708 $23,177 to $26,317
MPG - City 22 - 25 24 - 25
MPG - Hwy 27 - 31 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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mazda CX-5 than in the Buick Encore. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mazda CX-5 and the Buick Encore.

Convenience
The Mazda CX-5 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Buick Encore, 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 Mazda CX-5 is somewhat more expensive 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-5 will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Buick Encore.

Dimensions
Since the Mazda CX-5 is much wider than the Buick Encore, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Mazda CX-5, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Buick Encore.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Mazda CX-5 transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Buick Encore.

Handling
The Mazda CX-5 has the same turning radius as the Buick Encore, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mazda CX-5 greatly out-muscles 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-5 and the Buick Encore. The Mazda CX-5 has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Buick Encore.

Warranty
The Mazda CX-5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Buick Encore.