Used Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2005 - 2012 review

Category: Family car

Section: Alternatives

Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes B-Class (05 - 12)

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Mercedes B-Class hatchback?

The Mercedes B-Class never had a direct premium badge rival until BMW launched the 2 Series Active Tourer in 2015, but that’s far too new a model to be considered as an alternative to a used B-Class.

The rivals, then, come from the ranks of the mass-market MPVs. Ford’s C-Max and Grand C-Max combine good interior space with much sharper handling than that of the B-Class, and with seven seats in the Grand C-Max.

Overview

The Mercedes B-Class offers a remarkable amount of interior space. However, it’s no fun to drive and seats only five.

  • Masses of cabin and boot space
  • Decent quality
  • Some fine engines
  • Dull to drive
  • Expensive to buy and run
  • No seven-seat option