2017 Mazda CX-3 vs 2017 Buick Encore

There are a lot of models to choose from throughout the automotive industry these days. That fact alone can make deciding which new model is right for you a difficult and time-consuming endeavor. But that’s where we come in. Here at Seacoast Mazda, we strive to make your car-buying experience as simple and hassle-free as possible. That’s why we’ve created these comparative research pages which pit our Mazda models up against their toughest competition.

This time around, we’re taking a look at the 2017 Mazda CX-3 versus the 2017 Buick Encore. Both have been staples of the compact crossover segment for quite some time, and both have brought home their fair share of awards. The thing is, only one can come out on top. So let’s take a closer look at what each brings to the table.

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2017 Mazda CX-3 VS 2017 Buick Encore
$20,860 MSRP $25,290
146 HP Horsepower 138 HP
29 MPG City Fuel Efficiency 25 MPG
34 MPG Highway Fuel Efficiency 33 MPG

2017 Mazda CX-3: More Power & Better Fuel Efficiency for Less Money

We mentioned that both the Mazda CX-3 and Buick Encore have won awards. And it’s true. But the awards for the Encore have mostly been in luxury categories. The Mazda CX-3’s awards don’t carry that caveat. What that means for you is that the 2017 CX-3 is cheaper than the 2017 Encore. In fact, as you can see from the table above, it’s quite a bit cheaper.

What makes the 2017 CX-3’s cheaper price tag even more impressive is the fact that it beats the 2017 Encore in terms of power and fuel efficiency. The 2017 Mazda CX-3 can pump out 146 horsepower while still getting 29 miles per gallon in the city and 34 miles per gallon on the highway. The 2017 Encore only provides 138 horsepower while getting 25 miles per gallon in the city and 33 miles per gallon on the highway. That means you’re not only paying less for the 2017 CX-3, but you’re getting more power and saving more money down the road thanks to better gas mileage.

In the end, the choice is a clear one. The CX-3 is cheaper, more powerful and has better fuel economy. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our friendly Seacoast Mazda staff. They’re here to help.

2017 Mazda CX-3 interior driver dash console
2017 Mazda CX-3 front interior instrument cluster
2017 Mazda CX-3 front interior seating space
2017 Mazda CX-3 side exterior

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