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2021 Buick Encore GX
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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AWD 4-Door Essence
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore GX AWD 4-Door Essence 26 29 $29,498 $30,600
Encore GX AWD 4-Door Preferred 26 29 $25,256 $26,200
Encore GX AWD 4-Door Select 26 29 $26,799 $27,800
Encore GX FWD 4-Door Essence 28 31 $27,570 $28,600
Encore GX FWD 4-Door Preferred 28 31 $23,328 $24,200
Encore GX FWD 4-Door Select 28 31 $24,871 $25,800
GLA 250 4MATIC SUV
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,498
$34,075
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,600
$36,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$510 / month
$604 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.0
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Buick Encore GX steals the parking spot left between the smallest mainstream and luxury crossovers. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 is a solid crossover entry point into the luxury German brand.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Small SUV 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
51.9 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 -
Second Hip Room (in)
47.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
102.2 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.4 71
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
171.4 173.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
64.1 60
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 23.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
23.5 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 27.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 54.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
50.2 43.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 41.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 31.8
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
16 x - TBD - 12.6
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)
15 x - TBD - 11.6
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.8
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 38.8
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
ZDC NA
Rear Tire Size
225/55R18 P235/50WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QAI R66
Front Tire Size
225/55R18 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
QAI R66
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3428
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 7.5 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 115
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
174 @ 1600 258 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
L3T NA
Displacement
1.3/- TBD - 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
155 @ 5600 208 @ 5500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 22
Transmission
Trans Order Code
M3F NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.17 4.60
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
2.45 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.48
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.69 3.86
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 -
Clutch Size (in)
N/A -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
3.01 1.54
Trans Type
9 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.31 2.43
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore GX Mercedes-Benz GLA
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4MATIC
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Watts Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 7.2
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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2021 Buick Encore GX
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