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Selected Style FWD 4-Door GLA250
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door GLA250 25 35 $29,109 $31,300
4MATIC 4-Door GLA250 24 32 $30,969 $33,300
4MATIC 4-Door GLA45 AMG 23 29 $44,919 $48,300
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 25 33 $23,193 $24,160
AWD 4-Door 23 30 $24,633 $25,660
FWD 4-Door Convenience 25 33 $24,753 $25,785
AWD 4-Door Convenience 23 30 $26,193 $27,285
FWD 4-Door Leather 25 33 $26,385 $27,485
FWD 4-Door Premium 25 33 $27,806 $28,965
AWD 4-Door Leather 23 30 $27,825 $28,985
AWD 4-Door Premium 23 30 $29,246 $30,465
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,109
$23,193
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,300
$24,160
Monthly Payment Estimate
$522 / month
$403 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2015 Mercedes GLA isn't the roomiest small crossover, but it's a stylish vehicle with a double shot of urban attitude--and a dash of ruggedness--that looks fully up to Mercedes-Benz luxury standards. 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.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 25 mpg 25 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 35 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Station Wagon 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.1 52.50
Front Head Room (in) 40 39.60
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.8 54.10
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 33.9 35.70
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 40.80
Second Head Room (in) 38.4 38.80
Front Hip Room (in) - 51.70
Second Hip Room (in) - 50.10
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 92.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.9 60.60
Length, Overall (in) 173.9 168.40
Height, Overall (in) 60 65.20
Liftover Height (in) 23.9 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.8 60.60
Wheelbase (in) 106.3 100.60
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71 69.90
Min Ground Clearance (in) - 6.20
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 43.6 48.40
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 61.2 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 17.2 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.3 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 17.2 18.80
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 31.8 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 27.9 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - - TBD -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.6 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.6 10.6 x 0.5
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake Type - Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.8 14.0
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36 36.7
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 16.0
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.72
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - N/A
Tires
Front Tire Order Code NA RAK
Spare Tire Order Code NA RVZ
Rear Tire Size P225/45WR18 P215/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA RAK
Front Tire Size P225/45WR18 P215/55R18
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 18 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA 16"
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 115 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 208 @ 5500 138 @ 4900
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged I4
Fuel System Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic fuel injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1250 148 @ 1850
Engine Order Code NA LUV
Displacement 2.0 L/121 1.4/83
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 35 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 25 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 29 28
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.78 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.38 2.94
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.43 2.96
Trans Order Code NA MH8
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 1.45
Trans Description Cont. Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.05 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.86 4.58
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.13 3.53
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.67 1.91
Trans Type 7 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 -
Clutch Size (in) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Buick Encore
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 6.2 5.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3190
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - 6.9
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger -
Overall Side Crash Rating -
Side Barrier Rating -
Side Barrier Rating Driver -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat -
Rollover Rating -
 
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