2020 Mazda CX-30 vs. 2020 Buick Encore

For most crossover models, finding the right amount of space, performance, and technology features is key. Finding everything in a base package can be even more difficult. But as Mazda rolled out its 2020 fleet, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 made its debut and offers exactly what every crossover enthusiast hopes for.

With an excitable engine mixed with high-tech features, the CX-30 is sure to please anyone. But as the new small crossover on the block, how does it stand-up to iconic brands like the 2020 Buick Encore? At Tuttle-Click Mazda, we wanted to investigate how well the CX-30 performs. Check it out below.

2020 Mazda CX-30


2020 Buick Encore

2.5L 4-Cylinder Engine 1.4L I4 Turbo
186 Horsepower 138
186 ft-lbs Torque 148 ft-lbs
25 City / 33 Highway MPG Estimated Fuel Economy 25 City / 30 Highway MPG


Looking at the engine specifications above, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 boasts stronger base engine performance numbers across the board. With a Skyactiv®-G 2.5-liter engine, the model provides performance with about 48 additional horsepower and 38 ft-lbs. of torque. But even with its stronger base, the model receives an estimated 29 combined MPG while on the road.

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2020 Mazda CX-30

Safety Features

2020 Buick Encore

Standard Adaptive Cruise Control Available
Standard Automatic Parking Assist Available
Standard Rear Cross-Traffic Alert Available
Standard Rear Vision Camera Available
Standard Lane Departure Warning Standard
Standard Dynamic Stability Control None

When comparing safety technology, there’s also a glaring difference between each model. With the 2020 Mazda CX-30, the standard i-ACTIVSENSE® suite of safety technology offers one of the more comprehensive packages in its class. Meanwhile, many of the same high-quality safety features can only be found at higher trims of the 2020 Buick Encore. While you can receive similar features, you’d have to pay up to the base MSRP of $29,300 for an Essence trim model. For the CX-30, you start with each feature at the standard base MSRP of just $21,900.

For the performance, safety package, and overall cost between the two, the 2020 Mazda CX-30 offers better coverage at an affordable price. Stop into Tuttle-Click Mazda in the Irvine area to find your perfect CX-30 model or check out our online inventory for additional pricing and information.

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