The B-Class costs thousands more to buy than most other small hatchbacks, and even though it has a desirable Mercedes badge, residual values are nothing special for the class. That’ll make ownership even more expensive long-term. All the engines have stop-start technology and return competitive figures for fuel consumption and emissions.
Mercedes-Benz B-Class quality & reliability
The soft-touch covering on the dashboard and door trims give the B-Class a very classy feel for a family hatchback, and some extravagant touches, like the circular metal air vents, make the cabin feel even classier. The materials lower down in the cabin don’t feel as dense or expensive, but they don’t ruin the effect.
Mercedes-Benz B-Class safety & security
Safety is something that Mercedes does very well, and the B-Class shows why. There are no less than seven airbags provided as standard, plus stability control that’ll help prevent you needing them. Standard kit also includes a driver drowsiness detector, and a system that warn of an impending collision.