2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Buick Encore

2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Buick Encore

Two brands that market themselves just a step below luxury can be seen in this compact crossover comparison. Mazda and Buick, while not known as the frontrunners in the luxury segment, offer many of the same features while being surprisingly affordable. Curious to see how the little guys compare? Take a look at the 2018 Mazda CX-3 vs 2018 Buick Encore.

Looking to save a little more? Opt for the Mazda CX-3. Not only does it comes in with a starting MSRP of more than $2,000 less than its competitor, but the fuel efficiency rating is also better at an impressive 29 city/34 hwy mpg. That’ll save you plenty of money in the long run. There are more specs and features to consider though, so let’s take a look!

2018 Mazda CX-3 Touring


2018 Buick Encore Preferred

$22,195 MSRP $24,400
2.0L inline-4 Standard Engine 1.4L inline-4
29 city/34 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 25 city/33 hwy mpg
Standard Automatic Climate Control Not Available

Interior Features in the 2018 Mazda CX-3

Comfort and convenience are what separate the premium brands from the average ones. At Mazda, they accept nothing less than the best from each of their vehicles. While Buick has a unique lineup of intelligent technology and comfort that sits a little higher than average, the Mazda CX-3 simply soars in comparison. Some of the features in the Mazda CX-3 not made available in the Encore include:

  • Automatic climate control

  • Heated front seats

  • Overhead console storage

  • Electrochromic mirror

  • Navigational aid

There’s a lot going on in the world of Mazda, and the Mazda CX-3 is sitting front and center of it all. If you’re interested in learning more about this compact crossover, get in touch with the team here at Hall Mazda or schedule a test drive here on our website!

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