Compare 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class vs 2014 Buick Encore

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
2014 Buick Encore
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FWD 4-Door GLA250
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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FWD 4-Door
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
7.2
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
City
25 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 38.80
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 Hip Room (in)
- 50.10
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 92.8
Front Hip Room (in)
- 51.70
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71 69.90
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.20
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
27.9 - TBD -
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 Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.72
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
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
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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"
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
115 130
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.4/83
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
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 -
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
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Buick Encore
Body Style
Sport Utility Sport Utility Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Independent MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.2 5.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight 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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