Do you have a desire to get behind the wheel of a new compact SUV? Why wouldn’t you? They are versatile fun machines that are affordable, practical, and efficient. Which one is right for you though? That can be a difficult question, but we are here to simplify that for you and show you why the 2021 Mazda CX-3 is so desirable in our 2021 Mazda CX-3 vs 2021 Buick Encore comparison at Metro Mazda Mesquite in Mesquite, TX. You can continue reading to see how these models compare or click the link below to see our new Mazda CX-3 inventory.
|2021 MAZDA CX-3||VS||2021 BUICK ENCORE|
|29-City/34-Highway||Max Efficiency (MPG)||25-City/32-Highway|
|Standard||Adaptive Cruise Control||Available|
|Standard||Automatic Climate Control||Not Available|
You likely came to the compact SUV space because you want SUV features and benefits without the typical SUV price. When you compare base prices, the 2021 Mazda CX-3 comes out well on top with a price tag that is over $2,400 less than its Buick competitor. In fact, you can upgrade that base 2021 Mazda CX-5 with all-wheel drive and still have a price tag that is $1,000 less than the base Encore with front-wheel drive.
The 2021 Mazda CX-3 will continue to save you money too with some truly impressive efficiency numbers. In fact, if you did upgrade to all-wheel drive, you’d still get 27-city mpg and 32-highway mpg which is still better than what the Encore provides while producing 148 horsepower or 7 less horsepower than the engine in the Encore. That’s a big efficiency sacrifice for barely any performance gain.
Additionally, there are a lot of features that you get standard on the 2021 Mazda CX-3 that you don’t get standard on the Encore despite its higher price tag. Major highlights among those features include adaptive cruise control which will detect traffic ahead of you and adjust your speed accordingly. No more having to babysit your cruise control in traffic. This feature is available on higher trims of the Encore. Conversely, automatic climate control isn’t available at all on the Encore, but still comes standard on the 2021 Mazda CX-3.