2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2019 Buick Encore

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2019 Buick Encore

Looking for a special piece of luxury to add to your garage? Mercedes-Benz and Buick are both popular choices for drivers seeking something other than average. New for 2019 are their subcompact SUVs, and while they may look totally different, they serve similar purposes. See how they compare in this 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2019 Buick Encore matchup!

Performance is where the first difference really sets in. Mercedes-Benz is crafted by German engineers, and that work is shown through the extraordinary performance in each of their models. The GLA 250 is no different. It comes with a turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine that produces 208 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque – much more than the Encore has. Check out some additional features in the table below!

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250


2019 Buick Encore Essence

$33,950* MSRP $29,300
24 city/33 hwy mpg** Fuel Efficiency 27 city/33 hwy mpg
7-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed automatic
208 Horsepower 153
258 lb-ft Torque 177 lb-ft
7.1 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Specified
FWD Drivetrain FWD
8 Number of Airbags 7
Optional Genuine Wood Trim Not Available
Standard Front Power Lumbar Not Available
8 inches Entertainment Screen Size 7 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Specs and Features in the 2019 GLA 250

You already know you can expect big things from Mercedes-Benz, even in their smallest SUV. What it lacks in size it more than makes up for in luxury and comfort. The GLA 250 contains a lot of features not found in the Encore, including industry-firsts like PRESAFE® and ATTENTION ASSIST®, which act as added safety measures that you won’t find in any other automaker. Some of the other features in the GLA 250 not found in the Encore include:

  • Genuine wood trim
  • Front power lumbar
  • Intelligent cruise control
  • Halogen headlights
  • Power sunshade for roof
  • and much more!

Could this be the SUV you’ve been waiting for? Come check it out here at World Wide Motors in Indianapolis! Our staff is here to help you through the process of buying a new vehicle, so trust us to help you find your perfect match!

*MSRP does/does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See dealer for details.

**EPA estimated 24 MPG highway and 33 MPG city with 14.8-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

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