Compare 2017 Buick Encore vs 2017 Mazda CX-3

2017 Buick Encore
2017 Mazda CX-3
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AWD 4-Door Essence
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore AWD 4-Door Essence 24 30 $29,342 $30,565
Encore AWD 4-Door Preferred 24 30 $24,830 $25,865
Encore AWD 4-Door Preferred II 24 30 $27,230 $28,365
Encore AWD 4-Door Premium 24 30 $30,686 $31,965
Encore AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 24 30 $25,982 $27,065
Encore FWD 4-Door 25 33 $22,875 $22,990
Encore FWD 4-Door Essence 25 33 $27,902 $29,065
Encore FWD 4-Door Preferred 25 33 $23,390 $24,365
Encore FWD 4-Door Preferred II 25 33 $25,790 $26,865
Encore FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $29,246 $30,465
Encore FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 25 33 $24,542 $25,565
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Grand Touring AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-3 Grand Touring AWD 27 32 $25,495 $26,240
CX-3 Grand Touring FWD 29 34 $24,283 $24,990
CX-3 Sport AWD 27 32 $20,615 $21,210
CX-3 Sport FWD 29 34 $19,403 $19,960
CX-3 Touring AWD 27 32 $22,555 $23,210
CX-3 Touring FWD 29 34 $21,343 $21,960

Pricing

Invoice Price

$29,342
$25,495

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$30,565
$26,240

Monthly Payment Estimate

$509 / month
$437 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.5
7.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2017 Buick Encore reaches for the compact-luxury stars, but it falls shy on styling and front-seat space. The 2017 Mazda CX-3 keeps the most attractive features from last year: its price and its handling.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

24 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)

24 27

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

27 29

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.91 1.45

Trans Type

6 6

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High

NA -

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

6.5 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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