Compare 2016 Buick Encore vs 2016 Mazda CX-3

2016 Buick Encore
2016 Mazda CX-3
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AWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,542 $25,565
Encore AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $26,740 $27,855
Encore AWD 4-Door Leather 23 30 $28,608 $29,800
Encore AWD 4-Door Premium 23 30 $30,033 $31,285
Encore AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 26 32 $27,696 $28,850
Encore FWD 4-Door 25 33 $23,102 $24,065
Encore FWD 4-Door Convenience 25 33 $25,300 $26,355
Encore FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $27,168 $28,300
Encore FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $28,593 $29,785
Encore FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 28 34 $26,256 $27,350
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AWD 4-Door Grand Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-3 AWD 4-Door Grand Touring 27 32 $25,496 $26,240
CX-3 AWD 4-Door Sport 27 32 $20,614 $21,210
CX-3 AWD 4-Door Touring 27 32 $22,555 $23,210
CX-3 FWD 4-Door Grand Touring 29 35 $24,283 $24,990
CX-3 FWD 4-Door Sport 29 35 $19,401 $19,960
CX-3 FWD 4-Door Touring 29 35 $21,342 $21,960
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,542
$25,496
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,565
$26,240
Monthly Payment Estimate
$426 / month
$437 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Buick Encore masks its economy-car roots well, but tepid performance keeps its from earning a premium label. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is stylish, well-equipped, and one of the most fun-to-drive vehicles in its segment.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.75 35
Front Head Room (in)
39.58 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 86.3
Second Hip Room (in)
50.08 49
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.18 53.5
Second Head Room (in)
38.78 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.55 50.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.82 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
51.65 52.3
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.85 69.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.62 60
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.22 6.2
Length, Overall (in)
168.41 168.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.26 60.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.62 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
100.60 101.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 56.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48.40 42.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - 10.1
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 30.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.80 10.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - 39.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.0 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.6 x 0.5 11.1
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 11.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.72 -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P215/50VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RAK NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P215/50VR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RAK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3358 2952
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 146 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
LUV NA
Displacement
1.4/83 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 146 @ 6000
Engine Type
Turbocharged I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 29
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.45
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.02
Trans Order Code
MNK NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 4.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.55
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Mazda CX-3
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 6.1
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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