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2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2019 Buick Encore

Mercedes-Benz offers drivers a premium subcompact SUV option in the GLA 250, and the performance and utility are almost second to none. Subcompact SUVs are an underrated part of the industry due to the unique versatility and utility they offer. They’re smaller than conventional SUVs so they are easier to handle and get better fuel efficiency, but they’re also larger than sedans and have more cargo space and passenger space to work with. The GLA 250 isn’t just any subcompact SUV, though. It’s a luxury compact SUV, and as such, it offers more high-quality amenities than an ordinary model. Take a look at this comparison between the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2019 Buick Encore to see which subcompact SUV is the better choice for you here at Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert!

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 vs 2019 Buick Encore

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250


2019 Buick Encore Essence

7-speed automatic Transmission 6-speed automatic
208 hp/258 lb-ft Horsepower/Torque 153 hp/177 lb-ft
Standard Genuine Wood Trim Not Available
Standard Front Power Lumbar Not Available

Specs and Features in the 2019 GLA 250

The GLA is recognized as a top option in the luxury subcompact SUV segment. As you’ll notice in the table above, the GLA 250 gets much more horsepower and torque than the Encore. This is important for drivers who want a sportier, more spirited drive. In addition to the extra power, the GLA also has an extra transmission speed for more seamless transitions when changing gears as well as an available all-wheel drive drivetrain. Other available highlights include:

  • Heated seats
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • Harman/Kardon® premium audio system
  • 8-inch infotainment display screen
  • Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
  • Intelligent cruise control
  • 43.6 cubic feet of cargo space
  • And much more!

For a much smaller price tag than the larger SUV models you see out there, you could own the innovative and luxurious GLA from Mercedes-Benz. Interested in learning more? Get in touch with our team here at Mercedes-Benz of Gilbert today to see what else the GLA has to offer or schedule a test drive on our website today!

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