Buick Encore GX vs. Mazda CX-30 vs. Kia Seltos

2021 BUICK ENCORE GX

The Buick Encore GX is the five-person SUV for your active lifestyle. With available All-Wheel-Drive, the 2021 Encore GX is always ready to hit the open road whether it be paved or off the beaten path. The Buick Encore GX is stylish, packed with technology, and nimble enough to keep up with your lifestyle.

However, the Encore GX is part of a quickly growing subcompact crossover SUV segment. So how does it stack up against competitors like the Mazda CX-30 or Kia Seltos?

The biggest competitor to the 2021 Buick Encore GX is the 2021 Mazda CX-30. It is similarly priced but it has a more powerful Turbo engine available as an option. While the 1.3L Turbo engine in the Encore GX delivers a healthy amount of power for everyday needs, the 2.5L Turbo engine in the CX-30 is much more powerful with up to 250 hp. However, the Encore GX's engine delivers better fuel economy figures.

An area that the 2021 Buick Encore GX excels in is safety. It has more standard airbags and more standard advanced driver & safety aids than both the Mazda CX-30 & Kia Seltos. It is also the only one to offer a surround view camera system.

THE COMPETITION

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2021 BUICK ENCORE GX

2021 MAZDA CX-30

2021 KIA SELTOS

POWERTRAIN
  Buick Encore GX
Mazda CX-30
Kia Seltos
Horsepower 155 186 (250 optional) 175
Torque (lb-ft) 174 186 (320 optional) 195
Driven Wheels All-Wheel-Drive All-Wheel-Drive All-Wheel-Drive
Transmission 9-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic 7-Speed Dual-Clutch
Fuel Type
Regular Regular Regular

Consumption (L/100km)

City / Hwy / Combined

9.0 / 8.0 / 8.5 9.9 / 7.7 / 8.8 9.4 / 7.9 / 8.7
0 - 100 km/h 9.4 seconds 8.1 seconds 7.3 seconds
Top Speed 210 km/h N/A 210 km/h

DIMENSIONS
  Buick Encore GX
Mazda CX-30
Kia Seltos
Overall Length (mm)
4354 4395 4370
Overall Width (mm)
1814 2040 1800
Overall Height (mm)
1628 1568 1630
Wheelbase 2596 2652 2630
Headroom (mm) front / rear
1008 / 968 967 / 973 977 / 975
Legroom (mm) front/ rear
1039 / 914 1058 / 921 1051 / 965
Cargo Capacity (L) Rear Seats Up / Down
665 / 1422 572 / 1280 752 / 1778
Curb Weight (kg)
1512 1528 1505

SAFETY
  Buick Encore GX
Mazda CX-30
Kia Seltos
Number of Airbags
10 8 6
Traction / Stability Control
Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Emergency Braking
Standard Available Available
Front Pedestrian Braking
Standard Available Available
Forward Collision Alert
Standard Available Available
Side Blind Zone Alert
Available Standard Standard
Lane Keep Assist w/ Lane Departure Warning
Standard Available Available
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Available Standard Standard
Rear Park Assist
Available Available Standard
Cameras
HD Rear Camera / HD Surround Vision Rear Camera Rear Camera
Low Tire Pressure Warning
Standard Standard Standard

COMFORT & CONVENIENCE
  Buick Encore GX
Mazda CX-30
Kia Seltos
Heated Seats Front / Rear
Standard / Available Standard / N/A Standard / Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Available Available Available
Touchscreen (inches)
8 8.8 10.25
Bluetooth
Standard Standard Standard
Apple CarPlay / Android Auto
Standard Standard Standard
Wi-Fi Hotspot
Standard N/A N/A
Wireless Phone Charging
Available N/A Available
Auto-dimming Rear View Mirror
Available Available Available
Auto High Beam
Standard Standard N/A
Electronic Parking Brake
Standard Available Available

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2021 Buick Encore GX

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