2019 Mazda CX-3 vs 2019 Buick Encore

2019 Mazda CX-3 vs 2019 Buick Encore

Subcompact SUV fans are perhaps the only ones who know the best-kept secret in the automotive industry. For a long time now, SUVs have ruled the roads with their unique versatility when it comes to performance and utility. However, some drivers aren’t too keen on driving around big, bulky vehicles that guzzle gas. Subcompact SUVs are the best of both worlds because their smaller size gives them the ease of handling and better fuel efficiency of a sedan while offering more cargo space and potential towing capacity that sedans don’t offer. Not all of them are created equal, though. Take a look at this comparison between the 2019 Mazda CX-3 vs 2019 Buick Encore to see which is a better fit for you!

2019 Mazda CX-3


2019 Buick Encore

2.0L 4-cylinder Base Engine 1.4L 4-cylinder
148 hp/146 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 138 hp/148 lb-ft
29 city/34 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 27 city/33 hwy mpg
$20,390 Starting MSRP $24,195

Highlights in the 2019 Mazda CX-3

When looking at the comparison between these two, the one aspect that might stick out to you is the starting prices of each. Since the Encore is almost $4,000 more expensive, it would only make sense that it would have a lot more to offer, right? Not exactly. Not only does the CX-3 have more power and torque under the hood, but it doesn’t sacrifice fuel efficiency to get those numbers. In fact, the CX-3 actually exceeds the Encore in both city and highway mpg. Performance isn’t the only area where the CX-3 excels, though. Some of the other highlights include:

  • Rearview camera
  • Power-sliding glass moonroof
  • Active Driving Display
  • Bose® audio system
  • Mazda Radar Cruise Control
  • Mazda Advanced Keyless Entry
  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • And much more!

The CX-3 edges out the competition in a number of ways, and the Encore is just one of the many victims who fall short in this comparison. Get in touch with our team here at Royal South Mazda to learn more or schedule a test drive on our website today!

grey 2019 Mazda CX-9 exterior profile with wording in bottom right corner
red 2019 Mazda CX-3 with wording in bottom right corner