Comparison - Mazda CX-8 ASAKI 2019 - vs - Buick Encore GX ST 2020

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Make: 
Average Price: 
$
64,990
AUD
Updated: 
22 Feb 2019
$
25,695
Updated: 
25 Jun 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2020
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Automatic
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.70gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
DEEP CRYSTAL BLUE MICA
#2B3147
SOUL RED CRYSTAL METALLIC
#A00429
TITANIUM FLASH MICA
#4C3A2A
JET BLACK MICA
#181818
MACHINE GREY METALLIC
#373743
SONIC SILVER METALLIC
#A7B0B5
SNOWFLAKE WHITE PEARL MICA
#FFFFFF
Color: 
white frost tricoat
#FBFCF7
dark moon blue metallic
#373B4C
ebony twilight metallic
#0F1012
satin steel metallic
#D0D9E1
chili red metallic
#740516

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Need a big Mazda SUV, but don't want petrol? The brand now has the answer - it's called the CX-8. Paul Maric checks it out.

Pros
Excellent fuel efficiency
Stacks of standard features, especially in top-specification Asaki model
Plenty of room inside for a growing family

Cons
Diesel engine can run out of breath when overtaking
Quality of 360-degree camera is very poor
Three year warranty with no roadside assistance starting to fall behind the pack

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The Encore GX, despite the familiar name, is an all-new model for Buick for 2020.Buick offers several attractive and comfortable crossovers, and the all-new Encore GX occupies the smaller end of that spectrum. The 2020 Buick Encore GX initially sounds as if it were a trim level that is offered on the subcompact Buick Encore, but it is actually its own, bigger model positioned below the compact Buick Envision. The Encore GX gives Buick another entry in the ever-popular crossover market, with its purposeful design and efficient packaging.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Pros
Stylish exterior
Impressive cargo space
Class-leading technology
Smart interior layout
Numerous customization options
Price won't break the bank

Cons
Not much bigger than the regular Encore
Satellite radio costs extra
Dual-zone climate control not standard
It's slow even with the bigger engine
Ride comfort is just ok
Too similar to its Chevy counterpart

By: 
carbuzz.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Diesel
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Urban/Extra Urban/Combined(L/100km) - 6.9/5.5/6
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Diesel
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
12
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.20L
1.30L
Torque: 
331ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
174ft-lbs
at 1 600rpm
Horsepower: 
187hp
at 4 500rpm
155hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electric power assist Steering type
Auxiliary 12 volt power outlets 2 (including cargo area)
Electric Power Steering
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
192.90in
171.40in
Width: 
72.40in
71.40in
Height: 
67.90in
64.10in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
7.50in
Front Track: 
62.80in
61.10in
Rear Track: 
62.90in
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
115.30in
102.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.70
Rear Head Room: 
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
36.00in
Front Hip Room: 
51.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
47.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
50.20cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
23.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4314.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
yes
More Instruments: 
Instrument panel light dimmer
Low fuel warning light
Active Driving Display
Critical function warning lights/chimes
Driver's left footrest

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket front seats
Floor covering
Gear shift knob Leather
Heated seats Front and second row
Passenger assist grips
Seats (front) with: adjustable head restraints Driver & passenger
Seats (front) with: lumbar adjustment Driver
Seats (front) with: power adjustment 10-way with 2-position memory (driver), 6-way (passenger)
Seats (front) with: rake and slide adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette/Cloth
Fold Flat Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Seats (second row) with: adjustable head restraints
Seats (second row) with: centre fold down armrest
Seats (second row) with: split fold backrest 60/40
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson strut
MacPherson Strut
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link
Watts Link

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Air-conditioning Three zone climate control with rear control and vents (second row)
Rear door window sunshade
Vanity mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Audio System Premium Bose 273 watt amplifier and 10 speakers
Auxiliary-audio input jack (3.5mm mini-stereo)
Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio capability
Infotainment screen 7-inch colour touch
Multi-function commander control
USB-audio input port 2, MP3, WMA, AAC, iPod compatible
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Tail-lamps
Headlamps Adaptive LED (ALH) with auto on/off function
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 x 7.0
18"
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Temporary Spare Tire
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
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 disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid disc brakes
Solid Disc
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
no
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
no
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Blind Spot Monitoring
Driver Attention Alert
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
Emergency Stop Signal (ESS)
Forward Obstruction Warning
High mount stop lamp
Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA)
Intrusion-minimising brake pedal
Lane Departure Warning (LDW)
Lane-keep Assist System (LAS)
Left-hand-side convex (wide angle) exterior mirror
Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA)
Seat-belt warning
Smart Brake Support (SBS)
Traffic Sign Recognition (TSR)
Whiplash-minimising front seats
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Pre-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation