There’s a huge amount of adjustment for the driver’s seat and steering wheel, so it’s easy to get comfy. All-round visibility isn’t so hot, though -the windscreen pillars block your view at roundabouts and the rear window is shallow. The on-screen menus, with which you control many functions, are confusing, too.
Mercedes-Benz B-Class space & practicality
The B-Class is roomier than your average family hatchback. There’s executive saloon-style space both front and back, with bags of head and legroom in every seat. The boot is bigger than the class average at 488 litres, and if you specify the optional sliding rear seats, you can increase that to 666 litres with the seats still in place.
Mercedes-Benz B-Class equipment
We can’t see much missing from the entry-level SE trim, which has standard kit including alloys, air-conditioning, four electric windows, a CD player with USB port and a system that helps steer your car into a parking space. Sport models add man-made leather upholstery, xenon headlamps and a reversing camera, but they cost a lot more.