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Compare 2021 Buick Encore vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

2021 Buick Encore
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class
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AWD 4-Door Preferred
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Encore AWD 4-Door Preferred 24 29 $25,160 $26,100
Encore FWD 4-Door 25 30 $23,176 $23,200
Encore FWD 4-Door Preferred 25 30 $23,714 $24,600
GLA 250 4MATIC SUV
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,160
$34,075
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,100
$36,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$435 / month
$604 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
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
24 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Small Station Wagon
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.75 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.58 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
50.08 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.18 -
Second Head Room (in)
38.78 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
40.82 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
92.8 -
Front Hip Room (in)
51.65 -
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.1 71
Track Width, Front (in)
60.65 60.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.22 -
Length, Overall (in)
168.35 173.9
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
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 - -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.0 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)
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.0 14.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
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 - -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R18 P235/50WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RAK R66
Front Tire Size
P215/55R18 P235/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
RAK R66
Spare Tire Order Code
RVZ 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)
3358 3428
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18" x - TBD - 18 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16" x - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear 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 Torque @ RPM
148 @ 1850 258 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
LUV NA
Displacement
1.4/83 2.0 L/121
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 (2020) 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 (2020) 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 (2020) 25
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.86
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.54
Trans Type
6 7
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
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.61
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.48
Summary
Body Style
Sport Utility Vehicle 4MATIC
Vehicle Name
Buick Encore Mercedes-Benz GLA
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Strut
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.8 (2020) 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
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