Comparison - Buick Enclave Avenir 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class GLA250 2018

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Average Price: 
55,715
Updated: 
18 Jan 2018
33,400
Updated: 
02 Jan 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
7-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
22.00gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Satin Steel metallic
#C2C6D9
WHITE FROST METALLIC
#FFFFFF
DARK SLATE METALLIC
#374649
PEPPERDUST METALLIC
#BDAC98
Ebony Twilight Metallic
#323544
Color: 
Cirrus White
#E7E8E2
Cocoa Brown Metallic
#523F31
Cosmos Black Metallic
#23221E
Jupiter Red
#970802
Kryptonite Green Metallic
#5F9839
Lunar Blue Metallic
#18294B
Mountain Grey Metallic
#585657
Night Black
#000000
Polar Silver Metallic
#C1C2BD
Canyon Beige Metallic
#9C7857
designo Mountain Grey Magno
#59545A

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Buick Enclave hones its appeal with beautiful style, much-improved handling, and no-nonsense technology.

Pros
Expressive sheet metal
Spare and elegant cockpit
Good third-row space
Much-improved handling
Still rides smoothly

Cons
Base seats are cloth
All-wheel drive is part-time
Fuel economy still just average
Best safety features not pervasive
Pricey Avenir trim level is more a feature-unlock code

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The Avenir name is something new entirely. It's a new sub-brand that Buick is introducing on the Enclave that adds another layer of luxury onto the standard model. It will sit above the Premium model that was previously the most feature-rich trim level offered on the Enclave. Standard features on the Enclave Avenir include a unique mesh grille, 20-inch wheels and exclusive interior colors and materials. The individual features aren't striking on their own, but taken together they do make this Enclave look a step above anything offered on its predecessor.
Apart from the Avenir upgrades, the Enclave follows much the same formula as the previous model. It's a spacious three-row crossover with a standard V6 and a new nine-speed automatic transmission. The engine delivers 302 horsepower to either the front wheels or all four wheels on all-wheel-drive models. Towing capacity is up to 5,000 pounds and we expect overall mileage to improve slightly.

By: 
edmunds.com

The fully redesigned 2018 version is hugely important as the brand’s grandest offering.Buick’s latest three-row ute succeeds in being a marked improvement over its predecessor in every meaningful way.

Pros
Shapely design,
tons of usable space,
refined road manners,
lots of available features.

Cons
Prices climb quickly with options,
a tight third row for three,
some cheap bits still visible.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class blends hatchback with crossover, with better than mixed results.

Pros
Quick on its feet
Turbo engines are a blast
Hatchback practicality
Very good fuel economy
GLA45 AMG earns its initials

Cons
Tight rear seats
A $60,000 GLA45 AMG? That escalated quickly
Interior can seem plasticky

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class ranked #4 in Luxury Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class has a score of 7.8 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 26 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Sporty handling
Impressive infotainment system and features
Thrilling AMG model

Cons
Inefficient base transmission
Cramped back seat

By: 
usnews.com

2018 GLA-class amount to little more than a light freshening. Newly optional LED headlamps flank a restyled grille with crossbars that feature rectangular punctures like those on the larger GLS-class SUV. A revised front bumper with more-prominent fog lamps, revised LED taillights, and new wheel designs round out the exterior tweaks. Inside, an 8.0-inch infotainment screen replaces last year’s 7.0-incher; additional chrome brightwork adorns the door panels and the center console; and new, more legible black-faced gauges replace the 2017’s gray-faced units.

Pros
Quick reflexes and acceleration,
all-weather capability,
stylish inside and out.

Cons
Cramped cabin,
turbo lag around town,
ride can be overly firm at times.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
17.00mpg
24.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
25.00mpg
33.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
16
Cylinders: 
6
V
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
2.00L
Torque: 
266ft-lbs
at 2 800rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 250rpm
Horsepower: 
310hp
at 6 800rpm
208hp
at 5 500rpm
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet
36.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
no
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
yes
no
Side view Camera: 
yes
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal remote transmitter for garage door, security system, etc
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Hands-Free Calling
Destination guidance also Turn-by-Turn Navigation
Roadside Assistance
Keyless Ignition
Manual Rear Seat Easy Entry
Leather And Wood Steering Wheel
Heated Steering Wheel
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Roadside Assistance
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Keyless ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
204.30in
173.90in
Width: 
78.80in
71.00in
Height: 
69.90in
60.00in
Ground Clearance: 
7.70in
8.00in
Front Track: 
60.90in
Rear Track: 
60.80in
Wheel Base: 
120.90in
106.30in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.40
Front Hip Room: 
59.10in
Front Leg Room: 
40.20in
Front Shoulder Room: 
62.40in
56.00in
Rear Head Room: 
39.40
35.40
Rear Hip Room: 
57.70in
Rear leg room: 
38.90in
27.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
61.70in
53.20in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
97.60cu.ft
41.80cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
5000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
23.60cu.ft
14.80cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
4605.00lbs
3296.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -way power driver seat
6 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Ventilated Driver Seat
Ventilated Passenger Seat
Cloth
10 -way power driver seat
6-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver seat thigh extension
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leatherette/suede
Fold Flat Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Manual folding split-bench third row seats
Reclining rear seats
Folding rear seatback
Power Folding Split-Bench Third Row Seats
Multi-Level Heating
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
MacPherson Strut
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
5-link Rear Suspension
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Sun sensor
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Heated steering wheel
Leather and wood steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
1 subwoofer
10 total speakers
Bose premium brand speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Speed sensitive volume control
APPLE CARPLAY
ONSTAR 4G LTE WI-FI HOTSPOT
WIRELESS CHARGING
USB connection
Memory card slot
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Roof rack
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20
18 X 7.5
Wheels more: 
Temporary spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Null spare wheel
Inside mounted spare tire
Fullsize matching spare tire
Performance tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear fixed headrests
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Turn signal mirrors
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
AVAILABLE SURROUND VISION CAMERA AND REAR CROSS-TRAFFIC ALERT
FORWARD COLLISION ALERT & LOW-SPEED FORWARD AUTOMATIC BRAKING
Pre-Collision Safety System
Post-Collision Safety System
Blind-Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Brake drying
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Pre-collision safety system
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear integrated headrests
Rearview Camera
Rear Side Airbags
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Blind Spot Assist
Parking Pilot
Vehicle Alarm notification
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance

Options

Packages: 
Interior Package
Ice Edition
Parking Assist Package
Premium Package
Multimedia Package
Driver Assistance Package
Night Package
Convenience Package
AMG Line Exterior
Exterior Options: 
Wheel Locks
Front License Plate Bracket
19" Black AMG Multi-Spoke Alloy Wheel
19" AMG Multi-Spoke Alloy Wheel
19" Matte Black 5-Twin-Spoke Alloy Wheel
18" 5-Twin-Spoke Alloy Wheel
Wheel Locks
18" 5-Spoke Alloy Wheel
Panorama Sunroof
Full LED Headlamps
Illuminated Star
Interior Options: 
Harman/kardon LOGIC7 sound system
Smartphone Integration
Heated Front Seats
Garmin Map Pilot
Illuminated Door Sills
12-Color Ambient Cabin Lighting

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
chestnut
#382623
Color: 
Black "Red Cut", leather
#61333E
Black MB-Tex/DINAMICA w/Red Stitching, leatherette/suede
#0B0B0B
Black, leather
#1C1C1C
Nut Brown, leather
#5E524D
Sahara Beige/Black, leather
#B7A99D