Mercedes-Benz GLB
Mercedes-Benz GLB
Mercedes-Benz GLB

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class

Pros: Good interior room within tidy overall dimensions; broad range of available comfort and technology features; flexibility of available third-row seat; fine road manners

Cons: Optional equipment really drives up bottom-line prices; third-row seat is sized for kids

CG Says: The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class adds a new high-performance GLB 35 with a 302-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine. Blind-spot alert and a 115-volt outlet are now standard. Mercedes-Benz introduced this compact crossover SUV last year. The GLB-Class slots between the subcompact GLA-Class and compact GLC-Class in Mercedes’s SUV lineup, and is unusual in the premium compact SUV segment in that it offers an available third-row seat–something that the larger GLC-Class doesn’t. The base GLB 250 is powered by a 221-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder and is offered in both front-wheel and all-wheel drive. The previously mentioned GLB 35 has standard all-wheel drive. Both models have an 8-speed automated-manual transmission. The broad range of available features includes Active Steering Assist, Evasive Steering Assist, Active Lane Change Assist, Active Parking Assist, adaptive suspension, surround-view camera display, and selectable-color ambient interior lighting. The GLB-Class is spacious inside for its size and offers the flexibility of an available third-row seat, although that third row is only suitable for children. The GLB also boasts a long list of available features, but be careful, as all those options can make the reasonable starting prices escalate quickly.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5-7
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Nation of Manufacture Mexico
Base Prices GLB 250: $39,100
AWD 4MATIC GLB 250: $41,100
AWD 4MATIC GLB 35: $50,550

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (GLB 250)
Horsepower
221
Std. Transmission
8-speed automated-manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
23
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30-31

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (GLB 35)
Horsepower
302
Std. Transmission
8-speed automated-manual
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
26

Mercedes-Benz GLB 35
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 35
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
0%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - NA
0%

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