2020 Mazda CX-3 vs 2020 Buick Encore

The 2020 Mazda CX-3 and the 2020 Buick Encore are two sporty crossover options that are on the market. Have you been thinking about either one as your next vehicle? In this 2020 Mazda CX-3 vs 2020 Buick Encore comparison, we will explore a few differences between these two crossovers.

Before we jump into the differences, we wanted to focus on a few of the similarities the two vehicles share. Both vehicles come standard with FWD, have similar dimensions, and are able to seat five people.

More information about the 2020 Mazda CX-3 and the 2020 Buick Encore can be found below. To view out current CX-3 inventory, click the link here.

2020 Mazda CX-3


2020 Buick Encore


Starting MSRP*





29, 34, 31

Estimated Fuel Economy (City, Highway, Combined)

25, 30, 27


Lane Departure Warning

Not Available


Which crossover, the CX-3 or the Encore?

Beginning with the prices of both vehicles, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 is about $3,000 less than the 2020 Buick Encore. If you decided to purchase the Mazda, what could you put that extra $3,000 towards?

Moving under the hood, the 2020 Mazda CX-3 has an engine that outpowers the 2020 Buick Encore. The CX-3 features a 2.0-liter I4 engine that produces 148 horsepower. On the other hand, the 2020 Buick Encore has a 1.4-liter I4 engine that only produces 138 horsepower.

Just because you want a larger vehicle does not mean that you have to sacrifice when it comes to fuel economy. The 2020 Mazda CX-3 outperforms the 2020 Buick Encore as it gets approximately 29 mpg in the city, 34 mpg on the highway, and 31 mpg combined. The 2020 Buick Encore only gets 25 mpg in the city, 30 mpg on the highway, and 27 mpg combined.

Finally, have you ever found yourself accidentally drifting into the lane next to you? If so, there is a system that can help prevent this from happening. It is a Lane Departure Warning System. The system comes standard on the 2020 Mazda CX-3, but is not available on the 2020 Buick Encore.

As you can see, if you are interested in a new crossover that will not break the bank, has a powerful engine, is safe, and fuel efficient, then the 2020 Mazda CX-3 would be a great option for you. Ready to learn more? Please fill out the form below or contact us today!

*MSRP excludes tax, title, license fees and $1,100 destination charge. Vehicle shown may be priced higher. Actual dealer price will vary. See dealer for complete details.

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