Compare 2018 Buick Encore vs 2018 Mazda CX-3

2018 Buick Encore
2018 Mazda CX-3
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FWD 4-Door
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 25 33 $22,875 $22,990
FWD 4-Door Preferred 25 33 $23,424 $24,400
FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 25 33 $24,576 $25,600
AWD 4-Door Preferred 24 30 $24,864 $25,900
FWD 4-Door Preferred II 25 33 $25,824 $26,900
AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 24 30 $26,016 $27,100
AWD 4-Door Preferred II 24 30 $27,264 $28,400
FWD 4-Door Essence 25 33 $27,936 $29,100
AWD 4-Door Essence 24 30 $29,376 $30,600
FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $29,376 $30,600
AWD 4-Door Premium 24 30 $30,816 $32,100
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FWD Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD Sport 29 34 $19,547 $20,110
AWD Sport 27 32 $20,761 $21,360
FWD Touring 29 34 $21,571 $22,195
AWD Touring 27 32 $22,783 $23,445
FWD Grand Touring 29 34 $24,454 $25,165
AWD Grand Touring 27 32 $25,666 $26,415
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,875
$19,547
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,990
$20,110
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
$335 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Buick Encore does the pint-size crossover thing well, although it lacks some safety tech and gets pricey with options. The 2018 Mazda CX-3 is an attractive small crossover pick thanks to its good looks. We’d ask for more room, but fear that would spoil the CX-3’s low price.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.55 50.4
Front Leg Room (in)
40.82 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
51.65 52.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.75 35
Front Head Room (in)
39.58 38.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 87.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.62 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
100.60 101.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.85 69.6
Track Width, Front (in)
60.62 60
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.22 6.1
Length, Overall (in)
168.41 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.26 60.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 30.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.80 12.4
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
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 44.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - 12.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 39.4
Brakes
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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.0 11
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 12.7
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.72 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 34.8
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
RAK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
RAK NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3237 2809
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged I4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 29
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.45
Trans Type
6 6
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
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
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Mazda CX-3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Torsion Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson Strut Strut
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 5.7
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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