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Buick Encore vs. Mazda CX-30

When comparing the Buick Encore to the Mazda CX-30, the Buick Encore has the advantage in the area of new vehicle base pricing The Mazda CX-30 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, interior volume and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Buick Encore versus the Mazda CX-30, the Mazda CX-30 is a better car than the Buick Encore.

Buick Encore versus Mazda CX-30 Pricing

For a new model, the Buick Encore's price is between $25,754 and $29,443, with the Mazda CX-30 priced between $26,024 and $36,463.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Buick Encore’s base engine makes 155 horsepower, and the Mazda CX-30 base engine makes 191 horsepower. The Encore is rated to deliver an average of 27 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 448 miles. The CX-30 is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 419 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are crossover/subcompact SUVs, the Mazda CX-30 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Buick Encore has the advantage in the areas of front head room and rear head room.

Hauling, Towing, and Off-Road Capabilities Comparison

The Buick Encore has the advantage of offering higher payload capacity, while the Mazda CX-30 has the advantage of offering higher ground clearance.

Safety Ratings Comparison

When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Buick Encore and the Mazda CX-30 have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars. When comparing IIHS evaluations, the Mazda CX-30 has the advantage with a Top Safety Pick+ award.

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2022 Buick Encore

2023 Mazda CX-30

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$25,754 - $29,443

Used Asking Price:

$17,999 - $25,990

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

46.3%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$26,024 - $36,463

Used Asking Price:

-

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

38.4%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.4 / 10

Reliability:

7.2 / 10

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

Not available

Reliability:

Not available

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

2 / 12
2 / 12
10 / 67
18 / 67

iSeeCars Rankings

15 / 61
16 / 18
35 / 61

Summary Review

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Summary Review

The Mazda CX-30 is a subcompact SUV with a sleek, upscale interior and engaging driving dynamics. The current CX-30 was an all-new vehicle introduced for the 2020 model year, with new models costing an average of $28,620.

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Pros and Cons

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Pros and Cons

  • High quality interior materials
  • Engaging driving dynamics
  • Numerous standard safety features

  • Snug rear seats
  • Confusing infotainment controls
  • Modest acceleration

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Body Styles

SUV

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

Preferred

Trim Levels

2.5S, Select, Carbon Edition, Preferred, Premium, Turbo Premium, Turbo Premium Plus

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

155 hp @ 5600 rpm

Torque:

177 foot-lbs @ 2000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.049 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

191 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque:

186 foot-lbs @ 4000 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.056 hp per pound

Towing Capacity:

Not yet available

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.4 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 32 / 27

Range (city/hwy):

336 / 448 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

26 / 33 / 29

Range (city/hwy):

330 / 419 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

N/A

Heated Seats:

N/A

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

N/A

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Available

Pedestrian Detection:

N/A

Lane Departure Warning:

Available

Lane Keeping Assist:

N/A

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

Available

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.6 inches

Front Leg Room:

40.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

35.7 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

52.5 inches

Cargo Space:

18.8 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

48.4 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

111.6 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.1 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.7 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

55.6 inches

Rear Head Room:

38.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

36.3 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

53.6 inches

Cargo Space:

20.2 cubic feet

Cargo Space, 2nd-row seat folded down:

45.2 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

114.3 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3195 lbs

Width:

70.1 inches

Height:

65.2 inches

Length:

168.4 inches

Wheelbase:

100.6 inches

Ground Clearance:

6.2 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3424 lbs

Width:

70.7 inches

Height:

61.7 inches

Length:

173 inches

Wheelbase:

104.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

8 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.0 inches

Wheel Type:

aluminum with painted accents

Tire Size:

P215/55R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

16.0 x 6.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

P215/65R16