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2017 Mazda CX-3 vs 2017 Buick Encore

Compact crossover vehicles represent an interesting segment of the automotive market, finding appeal with drivers who want the power and efficiency of a smaller vehicle with the versatility and space of larger models. Those that deliver are able to provide top-notch driving experiences to their owners with tech innovation and quality assurance to boot, and today we have two of the most celebrated compact crossovers on display; the 2017 Mazda CX-3 and 2017 Buick Encore are both capable of giving you everything you could ever ask for out of a vehicle, but how well do they match up with each other?

Our team at Avondale Mazda wants to help you make an educated decision about which crossover vehicle is best for you, so we did some research on the Mazda CX-3 and Encore. Let’s jump in and see how these heavyweights match up in the ring!

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2017 Mazda CX-3 vs 2017 Encore
$19,960 MSRP $22,990
2.0-liter SKYACTIV®-G Inline 4 / 146 horsepower Engine/Horsepower 1.4-liter Inline 4 / 138 horsepower
29 city / 36 highway Fuel Economy 27 city / 33 highway
Up to 44.5 cubic feet Cargo volume 48.4 cubic feet

2017 Mazda CX-3 Avondale AZ

It’s clear that both the 2017 Mazda CX-3 in Avondale AZ and 2017 Buick Encore have what it takes to provide you with the ultimate blend of luxury and performance; both will offer similar numbers in departments such as fuel efficiency and cargo volume, helping you to bring whatever you need on longer trips without having to spend so much time at the pump. However, in numerous key factors, the 2017 Mazda CX-3 takes the upper hand. Not only does it provide much more horsepower and torque for the money, but its springy and tuned 6-speed SKYACTIV®-AT transmission helps you read and react to the road more intuitively than most of its competition. Inside, you’re treated to a much quieter drive thanks to sealed and insulated glass, and best of all you can drive with peace of mind because of the Mazda CX-3’s wealth of safety features. They’ve propelled the Mazda CX-3 to an 5-star NHTSA overall rating, and they include:

  • High Beam Control
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Adaptive Front Lighting System
  • Advanced Blind-Spot Monitoring
  • Smart Brake Support
  • Many more!

If you are interested in seeing what else the 2017 Mazda CX-3 has to offer, feel free to contact our sales team here at Avondale Mazda. We’ll get you behind the wheel for a test drive, discuss its features and specs, and help you work out a financing deal if you’re convinced that the Mazda CX-3 is the right crossover for you. Stop in and see us today!

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