Comparison - Mazda CX-3 Touring 2019 - vs - Buick Encore Essence 2019

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Mazda CX-3 Maxx

Also called:

Opel Mokka,Bitter Mokka,Vauxhall Mokka

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
23,875
Updated: 
14 May 2019
$
30,800
Updated: 
28 Mar 2019
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
11.90gals
14.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ceramic Metallic
#F1F1F3
Snowflake White Pearl Mica
#E4E9EE
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#242F4F
Eternal Blue Mica
#7CB3C2
Jet Black Mica
#000000
Machine Gray Mica
#70747D
Soul Red Metallic
#78191F
Titanium Flash Mica
#75755A
Color: 
Satin Steel Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#FAFAFA
Deep Azure Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#02476C
Coppertino Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#653332
Ebony Twilight Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#090909
Quicksilver Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#DADEDD
Summit White/Black Carbon Metallic
#FFFFFF
White Frost Tricoat/Satin Nickel Metallic
#DDE0DB
Winterberry Red Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#7B2029

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2019, the Mazda CX-3 receives a refresh that includes new exterior touches, a very slight increase in engine output, redesigned seats, and front and rear center armrests. Some features have also been shuffled between trim levels, and advanced safety features are available across the lineup.

Pros
Attractive and comfortable interior
Engaging driving experience
Impressive fuel economy for a crossover
Good selection of available driver aids and active safety features

Cons
Suspension tuning may be too firm for some
Cramped rear seat
Below-average cargo space

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Mazda CX-3 fails to launch in the crossover-SUV space race.

Pros
Great, simple exterior shape
Good standard touchscreen
Standard advanced safety features
Competitive fuel economy

Cons
Cramped rear seat
Not much cargo room with seats up
Finicky infotainment system
Small safety demerit

By: 
thecarconnection.com

the 2019 CX-3 retains its trapezoidal bar grille but has a new inner grille design. New lower chrome trim on the sides complements the carryover side-sill chrome slat, while the headlights carry on unchanged. The rear lights, however, see a new design that’s more similar to those in front, with a round eye accented by straight lines.Inside, Mazda replaced the prior cable-operated parking brake with an electronic unit with an automatic hold feature and incorporated it into the center console next to the rotary infotainment dial. That change opens up some real estate on the console, and the mode selector has been relocated behind the shifter’s PRND indicator, the previous gloss-black surround is gone, the cupholders are repositioned, and the armrest gets a comfier makeover.

Mazda says the front seats, which can be ordered with full leather on top trims for the first time, have been completely redesigned to be wider and more comfortable. The dashboard wears new faux-suede appliqués, the climate-control dials feature flashy red accents, and the rear seats have a new fold-down center armrest with cupholders. Together, these small changes add up to a tidier and classier look.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2019 Buick Encore ranked #3 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Buick Encore has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 37 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Nice interior with lots of standard features
User-friendly infotainment system
Nimble handling

Cons
Underpowered base engine
Higher base price than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Small luxury crossovers are hot, but the 2019 Buick Encore offers a decidedly calm option. It's cute and affordable, but lacks some options found on others.

Pros
Refined ride
Compact size
Quality interior and trim
Attractive styling

Cons
Narrow, cramped interior
Underpowered base engine
Lacks standard safety tech
Price rises quickly with options

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Streamlined trim-level structure.More powerful engine is now optional.The 2019 Buick Encore is a bit more upscale than other subcompact crossovers thanks to its long list of features and the signature silence of Buick interiors.

Pros
Hushed cabin at highway speeds
Generous standard tech and safety features
Maneuverable size

Cons
Base engine delivers tepid performance
Small cargo area

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
27.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
30.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.40L
Torque: 
146ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
Horsepower: 
148hp
at 6 000rpm
138hp
at 4 900rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
34.80Feet
36.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Air Conditioning
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
168.30in
168.40in
Width: 
69.60in
69.90in
Height: 
60.90in
65.30in
Ground Clearance: 
6.20in
6.20in
Front Track: 
60.00in
60.60in
Rear Track: 
59.90in
60.60in
Wheel Base: 
101.20in
100.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.40
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
37.20
38.80
Front Leg Room: 
41.70in
40.80in
Rear leg room: 
35.00in
35.80in
Front Hip Room: 
52.30in
51.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
53.50in
54.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
49.00in
50.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
50.40in
52.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
44.50cu.ft
48.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1016lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
12.40cu.ft
18.80cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
2952.00lbs
3237.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Window
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
6 -way manual passenger seat adjustment
6 -way manual driver seat adjustments
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette/Cloth
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
2-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
6 -way power driver seat
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette/Cloth
Bucket front seats
Fold flat passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
6 -way power passenger seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding Center Armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Front independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual vanity mirrors
Air Conditioning
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
6 total speakers
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
USB Connection
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent wipers
Rear window wiper
One-touch power sunroof
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In.
18 x 7.0-In.
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Inside mounted spare tire
All season tires
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear center 3-point belt
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Pre-Collision Safety System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Emergency Service*
Rear center 3-point belt
Dual front and dual rear side-mounted airbags
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests

Options

Packages: 
Preferred Equipment Package
Touring I-AS Package
Buick Interior Protection Package
Active Package
Road Trip Package
Experience Buick Package Savings
Exterior Options: 
Front and Rear Bumper Trim Package
Rear Bumper Guard
Machine Gray Metallic Paint Charge
Roof Rack Side Rails
Soul Red Metallic Paint Charge
Wheel Locks
Snowflake White Pearl Mica Paint Charge
Accessory Carrier Hitch
Front License Plate Bracket
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Power Glass Moonroof
Front License Plate Bracket
Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
Frameless Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Homelink
Interior Lighting Kit
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Door Sill Trim Plates
Mazda Navigation (Fleet)
All-Weather Floor Mats
Front Footwell and Cup Holder Lighting Kit
Custom Molded Cargo Tray
Intellilink Audio System w/Color Touch Navigation
Cargo Mat
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
Bose Premium 7-Speaker Audio System
Premium All-Weather Floor Liners
Cargo Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black,leatherette/cloth
#B9BCB9
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#000000
Brandy Seats w/Ebony Accents, leather
#4A3021
Shale Seats w/Ebony Accents, leather
#948E7B