Comparison - Buick Encore Essence 2019 - vs - Mercedes-AMG GLA35 2021

General

Other Names:

Also called:

Opel Mokka,Bitter Mokka,Vauxhall Mokka

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Average Price: 
$
30,800
Updated: 
28 Mar 2019
$
47,550
Updated: 
18 Oct 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2021
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
14.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Satin Steel Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#FAFAFA
Deep Azure Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#02476C
Coppertino Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#653332
Ebony Twilight Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#090909
Quicksilver Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#DADEDD
Summit White/Black Carbon Metallic
#FFFFFF
White Frost Tricoat/Satin Nickel Metallic
#DDE0DB
Winterberry Red Metallic/Black Carbon Metallic
#7B2029
Color: 
Polar White
#FBFBFB
Night Black
#060B11
Digital White metallic
#D0D0D0
Cosmos Black metallic
#343A3E
Iridium Silver metallic
#8F9092
Mountain Grey metallic
#4C4C4E
Denim Blue metallic
#1C2C3C
Patagonia Red metallic
#B02729

Electric

Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
5.10s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Buick Encore ranked #3 in Subcompact SUVs. Currently the Buick Encore has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 37 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Nice interior with lots of standard features
User-friendly infotainment system
Nimble handling

Cons
Underpowered base engine
Higher base price than rivals

By: 
usnews.com

Small luxury crossovers are hot, but the 2019 Buick Encore offers a decidedly calm option. It's cute and affordable, but lacks some options found on others.

Pros
Refined ride
Compact size
Quality interior and trim
Attractive styling

Cons
Narrow, cramped interior
Underpowered base engine
Lacks standard safety tech
Price rises quickly with options

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Streamlined trim-level structure.More powerful engine is now optional.The 2019 Buick Encore is a bit more upscale than other subcompact crossovers thanks to its long list of features and the signature silence of Buick interiors.

Pros
Hushed cabin at highway speeds
Generous standard tech and safety features
Maneuverable size

Cons
Base engine delivers tepid performance
Small cargo area

By: 
edmunds.com

Everything. The new Mercedes-AMG GLA35 and GLA45 are based on the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class, which is a ground-up redesign.The Mercedes-AMG GLA-class is offered in both GLA35 and GLA45 guise, and both come standard with a host of performance features that turn up the heat on the Benz-branded GLA250. All-wheel drive is standard, as is a sport-tuned suspension. Pricing and option packages haven't yet been officially released, so we aren't sure which one represents the best value. But, that 382-hp version of the GLA's turbo-four makes the GLA45 model the most compelling from a performance standpoint.

By: 
caranddriver.com

AMG waves its wand over the new baby SUV from Benz.

PROS
Fierce package
Second row fits adults, hurrah
Will become the most popular baby AMG for a reason

CONS
Front seat is uncomfortable
Noisy cabin is far from premium
Some will write you off as a wannabe

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The GLA has been fully redesigned for 2021.

PROS
Smooth ride and comfortable seats
Features one of today's best, most advanced infotainment systems
Mercedes badge at an affordable price

CONS
Most of the GLA's advanced safety features are optional
Too much road noise for a luxury SUV
Cargo capacity is small compared to Mercedes' GLB

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
30.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
1.40L
2.00L
Torque: 
148ft-lbs
at 1 850rpm
295ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
Horsepower: 
138hp
at 4 900rpm
302hp
at 5 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.70Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
no
no
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: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Airbag Deployment Notification
Emergency Service
Air Conditioning
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Front Seatback Storage

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
168.40in
174.60in
Width: 
69.90in
72.80in
Height: 
65.30in
62.50in
Ground Clearance: 
6.20in
Front Track: 
60.60in
63.70in
Rear Track: 
60.60in
62.80in
Wheel Base: 
100.60in
107.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.60
Rear Head Room: 
38.80
Front Leg Room: 
40.80in
Rear leg room: 
35.80in
Front Hip Room: 
51.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
54.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
50.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
52.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
48.40cu.ft
50.50cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1016lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
18.80cu.ft
19.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.00degrees
Angle of Departure: 
27.00degrees
Curb Weight: 
3237.00lbs
3653.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
2-Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
6 -way power driver seat
4-Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette/Cloth
Bucket front seats
Fold flat passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
6 -way power passenger seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Leatherette
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Rear Seats Features: 
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with storage center armrest
Folding center armrest
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
rear stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
4-wheel independent, AMG RIDE CONTROL Sport Suspension with 3-stage damping

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Turn signal in mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Zone Front Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
6 total speakers
USB Connection
USB With External Media Control
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Roof rack
Intermittent rear wiper
Privacy glass
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 x 7.0-In.
19 X 8.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
solid rear disc brakes
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Emergency Service*
Rear center 3-point belt
Dual front and dual rear side-mounted airbags
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Post-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Brake Drying
Emergency Braking Preparation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Buick Interior Protection Package
Active Package
Road Trip Package
Experience Buick Package Savings
AMG® Aerodynamics Package
Driver Assistance Package
Premium Package
Exterior Lighting Package
AMG® Performance Seat Package
Multimedia Package
AMG® Performance Seat Package Advanced
AMG® Night Package
Parking Assistance Package
Exterior Options: 
Accessory Carrier Hitch
Front License Plate Bracket
Roof Rack Cross Rails
Power Glass Moonroof
Front License Plate Bracket
Splash Guards
19" AMG® 10-Spoke Matte Black Wheels
21" AMG® Multispoke Wheels
Carbon Style Mirror Housings
21" AMG® Multispoke Matte Black Wheels
Wheel Locking Bolts
Illuminated Star
Carbon-Style Side Trim
Chrome Load Sill Guard
KEYLESS-GO
Carbon-Style Front Trim
19" AMG® 10-Spoke Wheels
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
Panorama Roof
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Mats
Front Footwell and Cup Holder Lighting Kit
Custom Molded Cargo Tray
Intellilink Audio System w/Color Touch Navigation
Cargo Mat
Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
Bose Premium 7-Speaker Audio System
Premium All-Weather Floor Liners
Cargo Net
MBUX Interior Assistant
Burmester Surround Sound System
AMG® Nappa/DINAMICA Performance Steering Wheel
AMG® Nappa Leather Performance Steering Wheel
SiriusXM Radio
Heated And Ventilated Front Seats
AMG® DINAMICA Performance Steering Wheel
Inductive Wireless Charging And NFC Pairing
Dashcam
Adjustable Rear Seats
Garage Door Opener
AMG® Illuminated Front Door Sills
AMG® Head-Up Display
AMG® DRIVE UNIT
Heated Front Seats
Replace Red Seat Belts W/Black

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Ebony, leather
#000000
Brandy Seats w/Ebony Accents, leather
#4A3021
Shale Seats w/Ebony Accents, leather
#948E7B
Color: 
Black, leather
#000000
Neva Grey/Black, leatherette
#A5ACB4
Bahia Brown, leather
#50372A
Titanium Grey/Black, leather
#71706E
Classic Red/Black, leather
#993238
Black w/DINAMICA Red Stitching, leatherette/suede
#000000