Compare 2020 Buick Encore vs 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2020 Buick Encore
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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AWD 4-Door Essence
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door Essence 24 29 N/A N/A
AWD 4-Door Preferred 24 29 N/A N/A
AWD 4-Door Sport Touring 24 29 N/A N/A
FWD 4-Door 25 30 N/A N/A
FWD 4-Door Essence 25 30 N/A N/A
FWD 4-Door Preferred 25 30 N/A N/A
FWD 4-Door Sport Touring 25 30 N/A N/A
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SUV GLA 250
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
SUV GLA 250 24 33 $31,913 $33,950
4MATIC SUV GLA 250 23 31 $33,793 $35,950
4MATIC SUV AMG GLA 45 22 28 $50,149 $53,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$31,913
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$33,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
N/A
$566 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.0
5.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Buick Encore was a good choice for city slickers, but it’s showing its age in all the wrong ways The Mercedes-Benz GLA merges hatchback size with crossover functionality and luxury appointments, with better-than-average results.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.18 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.78 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.82 -
Front Hip Room (in)
51.65 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.75 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.58 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 -
Second Hip Room (in)
50.08 -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.22 -
Length, Overall (in)
168.35 -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
65.25 60
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 23.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.62 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
100.6 106.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 71
Track Width, Front (in)
60.65 60.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
48.4 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
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
18.8 -
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
Brakes
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)
10.6 x 0.5 11.6
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.0 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 14.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.7 38.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
RAK R66
Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P235/50WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RAK R66
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)
3358 3296
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 18 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 18 X 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 115
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 4900 208 @ 5500
Engine Type
Turbocharged I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 258 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
LUV NA
Displacement
1.4/83 2.0 L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 (2019) 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 (2019) 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 (2019) 33
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.94 3.37
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.43
Trans Order Code
MNK NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.53 4.60
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.05
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.86
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.54
Trans Type
6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.48
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Mercedes-Benz GLA
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 (2019) 6.5
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2020 Buick Encore
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
  • 2020 GLA-Class can be ordered
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  • Lease: From $329/mo.
  • Financing: 1.99% APR for 72 mo.
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