Comparison - Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 2021 - vs - Buick Encore GX Essence 2020

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2021 Mercedes-AMG GLB35: Review — Cars.com
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Average Price: 
$
49,500
Updated: 
23 Jul 2020
$
30,500
Updated: 
10 Jul 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed dual-clutch
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
13.20gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Polar White
#EDF0EB
Patagonia Red
#C1122E
denim blue metallic
#366488
Galaxy Blue Metallic
#013C92
Cosmos Black Metallic
#282926
Mountain Grey Metallic
#86888E
Night Black
#0B1016
Digital White Metallic
#E3E3E3
Iridium Silver Metallic
#B7B7B9
Color: 
Deep Azure metallic
#02476C
Black Currant metallic
#58404C
Burnished bronze metallic
#923F11
Summit white
#FFFFFF
Dark moon blue metallic
#2A3040
Ebony twilight metallic
#000000
Chili Red metallic
#8E000C
Satin steel metallic
#9BA0AB
White frost tricoat
#F3EBE5

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The Mercedes-AMG GLB 35 takes the small-yet-practical GLB and adds much more power and four-wheel drive. Just don’t go thinking passengers in the back will enjoy any full-bore starts.

Pros
Stylish looks
High-class cabin
Impressively quick

Cons
Less fun than a hot-hatch
Cramped third row of seats
Alternatives have bigger boots

By: 
carwow.co.uk

For 2021 A more powerful AMG GLB 35 debuts.

Pros
Spacious for both passengers and cargo
Strong overall performance
Exceptional ride and seat comfort
Lots of the latest tech and convenience features

Cons
GLB 250 isn't particularly exciting to drive
Options can quickly run the cost up

By: 
edmunds.com

Nothing says niche quite like a prestige, seven-seat, medium SUV with a dedicated performance skew. Does the Mercedes-AMG GLB35 rise above pigeonholing?

Pros
Spacious and fancy cabin
Fast
Smart touches throughout

Cons
High ticket price
No space-saving wheel
Lacks some driver-assist systems

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The Encore GX, despite the familiar name, is an all-new model for Buick for 2020.Buick offers several attractive and comfortable crossovers, and the all-new Encore GX occupies the smaller end of that spectrum. The 2020 Buick Encore GX initially sounds as if it were a trim level that is offered on the subcompact Buick Encore, but it is actually its own, bigger model positioned below the compact Buick Envision. The Encore GX gives Buick another entry in the ever-popular crossover market, with its purposeful design and efficient packaging.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The Encore GX is an all-new crossover.It's larger than the standard Encore.Part of the first Encore GX generation introduced for 2020.

Pros
Fuel-efficient engine choices
Large cargo capacity for the class
Plenty of standard and available safety features
Accessible pricing

Cons
Engine output is weak compared to many rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

Positioned as an in-betweener for Buick's crossover lineup, the 2020 Encore GX is bigger than the subcompact Encore, but smaller than the midsize Envision.
Pros
Sharp, bold exterior styling
Standard active safety equipment

Cons
Consumer indifference to an undefined brand

By: 
motortrend.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
21.00mpg
26.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
29.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
12
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
3
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.30L
Torque: 
295ft-lbs
at 3 000rpm
174ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
Horsepower: 
302hp
at 5 800rpm
155hp
at 5 600rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
41.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
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: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Sun Sensor
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
183.10in
171.40in
Width: 
72.80in
71.40in
Height: 
65.40in
64.10in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
7.50in
Front Track: 
63.10in
61.10in
Rear Track: 
63.10in
61.90in
Wheel Base: 
111.40in
102.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
39.70
Rear Head Room: 
39.30
38.10
Front Leg Room: 
41.10in
40.90in
Rear leg room: 
38.10in
36.00in
Front Hip Room: 
51.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
55.40in
Rear Hip Room: 
47.50in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.90in
53.60in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
62.00cu.ft
50.20cu.ft
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
22.00cu.ft
23.50cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3869.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
2 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Fold Flat Passenger Seat
Leather
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
6 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Front Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Zone Front Climate Control
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
no
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Burmester surround sound system
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Automatic on/off LED headlamps
Buick Driver Confidence
Bumper, front with chrome accents
Door handles, body-color
Glass, acoustic, laminated windshield
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
19 X 8.0 In.
18 X 7.0 In.
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Summer tyres
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

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 Disc Brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Ventilated Disc Brakes
Solid Rear 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: 
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Brake Drying
Post-Collision Safety System
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
LED Headlamp
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Exterior Lighting Package
AMG® Night Package
Parking Assistance Package
Driver Assistance Package
Multimedia Package
Premium Package
Sport Touring Package
Experience Buick Package
Advanced Technology Package
Convenience Package
Exterior Options: 
19" AMG® 10-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG® Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
19" AMG® 10-Spoke Matte Black Wheels
21" AMG® Multispoke Wheels
20" AMG® Twin 5-Spoke Matte Black Wheels
Panorama Roof
Illuminated Star
Rear Chrome Trim
Carbon-Style Mirror Housings
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
Carbon-Style Side Trim
Wheel Locking Bolts
21" AMG® Multispoke Matte Black Wheels
Black Roof Package
Front License Plate Bracket
Wheel Lock Kit
Keyless Entry Keypad
Hands-Free Power LIftgate Package
Interior Options: 
Heated Front Seats
Heated And Ventilated Front Seats
3rd-Row Seats
AMG® Nappa/DINAMICA Performance Steering Wheel
AMG® DINAMICA Performance Steering Wheel
AMG® Nappa Leather Performance Steering Wheel
AMG® Illuminated Front Door Sills
AMG® Head-Up Display
Dashcam
Rear Side Airbags
AMG® DRIVE UNIT
Replace Red Seat Belts W/Black
MBUX Interior Assistant
Garage Door Opener
Inductive Wireless Charging And NFC Pairing
KEYLESS-GO
SiriusXM Radio
Burmester Surround Sound System
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Premium Carpeted Floor Mats
Load Floor Cargo Mat
All-Weather Floor Mats
Bose Premium 7-Speaker Audio System
Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Titanium Grey/Black, leather
#71706E
Black w/DINAMICA and Red topstitching, leatherette/sueded microfiber
#000000
Classic Red/Black, leather
#993238
Black, leather
#000000
Bahia Brown, leather
#895338
Neva Grey/Black, leatherette
#A5ACB4
Color: 
Signet seats w/Ebony interior accents, leather
#694F43
Whisper Beige w/Ebony interior accents, leather
#DEDDE6
Ebony Seats w/Ebony interior accents, leather
#000000