2020 Mazda CX-3 vs 2020 Buick Encore

2020 Mazda CX-3 vs 2020 Buick Encore

SUVs have taken the position as the most popular vehicle style choice in the United States. More people want a vehicle that has more cargo and passenger space. Whether that’s due to having a family or being a regular road-tripper, sedans are no longer the favorite. However, there are some people worrying about transitioning from sedans to SUVs. If you are also one of those people, then a subcompact SUV is the best option for you.  One popular option is the 2020 Mazda CX-3. This subcompact SUV is powered by a SKYACTIV®-G 2.0-liter DOHC 16-valve four-cylinder engine with VVT. Paired with this engine is a SKYACTIV®-Drive six-speed automatic transmission with manual-shift and Sport mode.

However, another popular subcompact SUV choice is the 2020 Buick Encore. This SUV is powered by a 1.4-liter DOHC four-cylinder engine. Paired with this engine is a six-speed automatic transmission. Today, we will be doing a comparison between the 2020 Mazda CX-3 and the 2020 Buick Encore. Our comparison is going to focus on starting MSRP, engine power, engine torque, and cargo space. Check out the chart below to see how these two models compare.

2020 Mazda CX-3


2020 Buick Encore


Starting MSRP $23,200

148 hp

Engine Power 138 hp
146 lb-ft Engine Torque 148 lb-ft
17.8 cubic feet Cargo Space 18.8 cubic feet


2020 Mazda CX-3 Comfort and Convenience Features

As you can see in the table, both subcompact SUV models have their own advantages. However, they are almost neck and neck in their specifications making them both good options. The 2020 Mazda CX-3 has a lower starting MSRP and the engine has more power and torque. However, the 2020 Buick Encore has more cargo space. Although the 2020 Mazda CX-3 has slightly less cargo space, it has several comfort and convenience features:

  • Automatic climate control with pollen filter
  • Push button start
  • Manual day/night rearview mirror
  • Power door locks with 2-stage unlocking
  • Remote fuel door release

Interested in the 2020 Mazda CX-3? Come and visit us at Fontana Mazda today and take this subcompact SUV for a test drive. Don’t be afraid to reach out and learn more about what the 2020 Mazda CX-3 offers.

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