Comparison - Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring 2019 - vs - Buick Encore GX Essence 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

CX-5 Maxx

Also called:

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
31,445
Updated: 
01 May 2019
$
30,600
Updated: 
10 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.30gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Deep Crystal Blue Mica
#343761
Snowflake White Pearl Mica
#E6E6E8
Eternal Blue Mica
#4D7FA6
Jet Black Mica
#000000
Machine Gray Metallic
#4A5575
Sonic Silver Metallic
#BBB9BA
Soul Red Metallic
#78191F
Color: 
Deep Azure metallic
#02476C
Black Currant metallic
#58404C
Burnished bronze metallic
#923F11
Summit white
#FFFFFF
Dark moon blue metallic
#2A3040
Ebony twilight metallic
#000000
Chili Red metallic
#8E000C
Satin steel metallic
#9BA0AB
White frost tricoat
#F3EBE5

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Mazda CX-5 ranked #1 in Compact SUVs. Currently the Mazda CX-5 has a score of 8.7 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 29 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Agile handling
Smooth ride
Powerful optional engine
Upscale cabin

Cons
Below-average cargo space
Awkward infotainment controls

By: 
usnews.com

For 2019, the CX-5 receives meaningful updates that include newly available features, a new top-of-the-line model, and its first-ever turbocharged engine. The latter announcement is the biggest news as we've previously lamented the Mazda's limited powertrain choices. The CX-5 now has an optional 250-hp turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder that pairs exclusively with all-wheel drive and can only be had on the top two models. This includes the all-new Signature model that has a host of luxurious features, such as additional wood and chrome accents inside, ambient interior lighting, brown leather upholstery, exclusive exterior bits, and a 360-degree camera system with front and rear parking sensors.

Pros
Feels more expensive than it is,
gorgeous styling inside and out,
captivating ride and handling.

Cons
Limited storage space,
dated infotainment,
top engine reserved for priciest models.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Sharp style and sporting performance remain hallmarks of the 2019 Mazda CX-5, a small crossover SUV designed for those who enjoy a spirited drive. Excellent handling and a high-quality interior also help make it one of our top picks for a small SUV.More powerful engine for Grand Touring Reserve and Signature trims.Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration added.Newly available ventilated front seats and surround-view parking camera.

PROS
Keen handling and steering make the CX-5 enjoyable to drive
Attractive and upscale cabin for a premium ownership experience
New optional turbocharged engine provides plenty of power
Stays quiet at highway speeds

CONS
Base engine's lackluster acceleration
Ride is a little firm for the class
Less rear legroom and cargo room than most competitors

By: 
edmunds.com

For its second year on the market, the Encore GX receives only a few small updates. Both SiriusXM satellite radio and wireless connectivity for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have become standard features across the lineup, and adaptive cruise control is now available on the Preferred model as part of the optional Safety package.

Pros
Attractive exterior design,
SUV practicality,
good value compared to luxury-branded rivals.

Cons
Too many plasticky interior parts,
inadequate three-cylinder powertrains,
unexciting to drive.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. Satellite radio now standard. Part of the first Encore GX generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Appealing design both inside and out
Comfortable ride quality
Desirable infotainment and driving assistance tech is standard
Lots of space for passengers and cargo

Cons
Front seats are narrow and don't fit a variety of body types
Thick roof pillars reduce rear visibility
Ho-hum handling

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2021 Buick Encore GX steals the parking spot left between the smallest mainstream and luxury crossovers.

Pros
Better-looking, with better details
Right-sized urban runabout
Upgraded interior
More safety gear
Better infotainment

Cons
Steering lacks feel
Narrow front seats
Expensive, in Essence trim
Average warranty

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
24.00mpg
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
12
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
1.30L
Torque: 
186ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
174ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
187hp
at 6 000rpm
155hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.00Feet

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
no
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
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Destination Download
Destination Guidance (Also Turn-By-Turn Navigation)
Hands-Free Calling
Leather Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
179.10in
171.40in
Width: 
72.50in
71.40in
Height: 
66.10in
64.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.50in
7.50in
Front Track: 
62.80in
61.10in
Rear Track: 
62.80in
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
106.20in
102.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.30
39.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.00
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.00in
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
39.60in
36.00in
Front Hip Room: 
55.20in
51.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.10in
55.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.30in
47.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.80in
53.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
59.60cu.ft
50.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
30.90cu.ft
23.50cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
19.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
3679.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 one-touch power windows
Heated Mirrors
Hands-Free Entry
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Bucket front seats
6-Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Fold Flat Passenger Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Front Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed sensitive volume control
10 total speakers
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Bose premium brand speakers
Bose Premium Brand Stereo System
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
USB Connection
1 Subwoofer(S)
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Automatic on/off LED headlamps
Buick Driver Confidence
Bumper, front with chrome accents
Door handles, body-color
Glass, acoustic, laminated windshield
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 7.0-In.
18 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
225.00millimeters
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
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: 
yes
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: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear Parking Sensors
Rear height adjustable headrests
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Self-Leveling Headlights
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
2 Front Headrests
Airbag Deployment Notification
LED Headlamp
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
GT Premium Package
Sport Touring Package
Experience Buick Package
Advanced Technology Package
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
Side Rails Roof Rack
Trailer Hitch With Harness And Cover
Wheel Locks
Front & Rear Bumper Trim Package
Rear Bumper Guard
Black Roof Package
Front License Plate Bracket
Wheel Lock Kit
Keyless Entry Keypad
Hands-Free Power LIftgate Package
Custom Molded Front And Rear Splash Guards
Painted Front And Rear Splash Guards
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Carpeted Cargo Mat
Illuminated Doorsill Trim Plates
Retractable Cargo Cover
Interior Lighting Kit
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Custom Molded Cargo Tray
Load Floor Cargo Mat
All-Weather Floor Mats
Bose Premium 7-Speaker Audio System
Vertical Cargo Net

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#2D2D2D
Parchment, leather
#D8CFCC
Color: 
Signet seats w/Ebony interior accents, leather
#694F43
Whisper Beige w/Ebony interior accents, leather
#DEDDE6
Ebony Seats w/Ebony interior accents, leather
#000000