Compare 2022 Buick Encore GX vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2022 Buick Encore GX
2021 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 $25,449 $26,400
Encore GX AWD 4-Door Select 26 29 $26,799 $27,800
Encore GX FWD 4-Door Essence 29 32 $27,956 $29,000
Encore GX FWD 4-Door Preferred 29 31 $23,521 $24,400
Encore GX FWD 4-Door Select 29 31 $24,871 $25,800
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AMG GLA 35 4MATIC SUV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GLA AMG GLA 35 4MATIC SUV 23 29 $44,697 $47,550
GLA AMG GLA 45 4MATIC SUV 20 27 $51,230 $54,500
GLA GLA 250 4MATIC SUV 24 33 $35,936 $38,230
GLA GLA 250 SUV 25 34 $34,056 $36,230

Pricing

Invoice Price

$29,498
$44,697

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$30,600
$47,550

Monthly Payment Estimate

$510 / month
$793 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

6.2
6.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2022 Buick Encore GX slips into a small premium crossover niche with turbo-3 power and good infotainment. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest and least expensive SUV in its lineup, and a welcome entry to the brand.

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Fuel Economy

City

26 mpg 23 mpg

Highway

29 mpg 29 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Small Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Small Station Wagons

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in)

51.9 57.3

Passenger Volume (ft³)

94.3 -

Second Leg Room (in)

36 38.4

Front Head Room (in)

39.7 40.8

Second Hip Room (in)

47.5 57.3

Front Shoulder Room (in)

55.4 55.9

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Head Room (in)

38.1 38.1

Second Shoulder Room (in)

53.6 54.8

Front Leg Room (in)

40.9 41.1

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

61.9 62.8

Wheelbase (in)

102.2 107.4

Rear Door Opening Height (in)

- TBD - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

71.4 72.8

Track Width, Front (in)

61.1 63.7

Min Ground Clearance (in)

7.5 -

Length, Overall (in)

171.4 174.6

Rear Door Opening Width (in)

- TBD - -

Height, Overall (in)

64.1 62.5

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - 27.2

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

23.5 15.4

Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)

- TBD - 50.1

Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)

- TBD - 29.2

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)

- TBD - 56

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

50.2 50.5

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)

- TBD - -

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

- TBD - 15.4

Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)

- TBD - 41.3

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)

- TBD - 31.7

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

- TBD - 13.8

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)

- TBD - 13

Brake Type

Pwr 4-Wheel Disc

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

13.2 13.5

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 -

Steering Type

Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

ZDC NA

Rear Tire Size

225/55R18 P235/50WR19

Rear Tire Order Code

QAI R01

Front Tire Size

225/55R18 P235/50WR19

Spare Tire Size

Compact NA

Front Tire Order Code

QAI R01

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)

3273 3653

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 7.5 19 X 8

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel NA

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 7.5 19 X 8

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)

- TBD - -

Engine

Engine Type

Turbocharged Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

174 @ 1600 295 @ 3000

Engine Order Code

L3T NA

Displacement

1.3/- TBD - 2.0 L/121

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

155 @ 5600 302 @ 5800

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

27 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

29 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

26 23

Transmission

Trans Order Code

M3F NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.17 -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

2.45 -

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 -

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.45 -

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.69 -

Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.62 -

Clutch Size (in)

N/A -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

3.01 -

Trans Type

9 8

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.92 -

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.75 -

Reverse Ratio (:1)

2.96 -

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

3.31 -

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

6.6 7.1

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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