Compare 2019 Buick Encore vs 2019 Mazda CX-3

2019 Buick Encore
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AWD 4-Door Essence
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore AWD 4-Door Essence 24 29 $29,691 $30,800
Encore AWD 4-Door Preferred 24 29 $25,160 $26,100
Encore AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 24 29 $26,317 $27,300
Encore FWD 4-Door 25 30 $23,176 $23,200
Encore FWD 4-Door Essence 25 30 $28,245 $29,300
Encore FWD 4-Door Preferred 25 30 $23,714 $24,600
Encore FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 25 30 $24,871 $25,800
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Grand Touring AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CX-3 Grand Touring AWD 27 32 $26,364 $27,145
CX-3 Grand Touring FWD 29 34 $25,005 $25,745
CX-3 Sport AWD 27 32 $21,168 $21,790
CX-3 Sport FWD 29 34 $19,809 $20,390
CX-3 Touring AWD 27 32 $23,191 $23,875
CX-3 Touring FWD 29 34 $21,833 $22,475
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,691
$26,364
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,800
$27,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$513 / month
$452 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Small luxury crossovers are hot, but the 2019 Buick Encore offers a decidedly calm option. It's cute and affordable, but lacks some options found on others. The 2019 Mazda CX-3 fails to launch in the crossover-SUV space race.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 27 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
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)
52.50 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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.65 60
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.22 6.2
Length, Overall (in)
168.35 168.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.25 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 - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.10 69.6
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 41.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - 9.6
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 39.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 30.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.80 9.6
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
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
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P215/50VR18
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)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 100
Engine
Displacement
1.4/83 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 148 @ 6000
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 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
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
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
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 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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