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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2014 Buick Encore

  2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class 2014 Buick Encore
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Invoice $30,969 $23,193
N/A 23/33
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Bottom Line The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA piles a tall space-efficient layout, a double shot of urban attitude, and a grande dash of ruggedness into a vehicle that looks fully up to Mercedes-Benz luxury standards. Read Full Review The 2014 Buick Encore is one of very few subcompact premium crossovers, and it mostly does well in that role--but it could use more power. Read Full Review
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  • Compact footprint good for urban spaces or forest trails
  • Distinctive exterior, yet less-imposing look
  • Quick yet fuel-efficient
  • Loaded with safety technology


  • Backseat space looks tight
  • Outward visibility could be difficult
  • Precludes a C-Class wagon?


  • Interior quiet and calm
  • Well equipped, including IntelliLink
  • Roomy back seat, ample headroom
  • Flexible interior for good cargo space
  • Handsome two-tone interior trim


  • Overstyled to some eyes
  • Narrow cabin
  • Marginal performance, AWD especially
  • Gas mileage not all that good
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