2016 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2015 Buick Encore
2016 Mazda CX-3 2015 Buick Encore
$19,960 MSRP $24,065
2.0-liter 4-cyl Engine 1.4-liter 4-cyl
146 hp Horsepower 138 hp
29 City/35 Hwy Fuel Economy 25 City/33 Hwy

2016 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2015 Buick Encore

2016 Mazda CX-3 Dayton, OH

The hottest vehicle segment in the auto industry right now is the compact crossover SUV. There are many reasons that this type of vehicle has become such a popular vehicle for so many drivers all over the United States and even the world. Their ability to offer a wide variety of characteristics like versatility, capability, increase passenger space and a large cargo area all while offering exceptional performance and fuel economy is almost impossible for other vehicle types to compete with. So what is the best compact crossover SUV? This comparison of the 2016 Mazda CX-3 vs. 2015 Buick Encore will help show you the differences between these two crossovers so you can make the most informed decision when it comes to buy your next vehicle.

The beginning of this crossover SUV comparison starts with a side-by-side look at both the Mazda CX-3 and the 2015 Buick Encore’s suggested retail price, engine size, horsepower and fuel economy ratings. As you can clearly see in the chart above, not only does the new Mazda CX-3 cost $4,000 less than the Buick Encore, but it also offers a larger engine, more horsepower and a higher fuel economy rating. With this clear advantage in so many important qualities, the Mazda CX-3 is off to a large lead over the Encore.

Mazda CX-3 Compared to Buick Encore

There are more things to look for when choosing the right compact crossover SUV than just performance and fuel economy. Qualities like passenger comfort, safety features and interior options are also at the top of the list of things drivers want and need in a new crossover. So what has more to offer in these areas? Is it the 2016 Mazda CX-3, or the 2015 Buick Encore? A closer look at the standard safety features of each vehicle reveals that both the Encore and Mazda CX-3 offer almost an identical list of safety equipment.

The interior of these two compact crossover SUVs also very close to the same with each vehicle offering a similar list of interior features and comfort options that include a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, voice-activated controls and many others. If you are looking for a new crossover that can offer excellent performance, incredible fuel economy, outstanding versatility and an interior that is loaded with high-tech features and comfort options at the best possible price, the 2016 Mazda CX-3 is the clear winner of this comparison with its much lower price tag.

Mazda CX-3 Compared to Buick Encore