Mercedes GLB review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol, diesel
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  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD rear tracking
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  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD rear seats
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  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD right rear tracking
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD front exterior
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  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD rear exterior
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD front seats
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD third-row seats
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD boot open
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Introduction

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When it comes to SUVs, we’re spoilt for choice. There are small ones, big ones, rugged ones, fast ones, hybrids and even fully electric ones. But with such a great variety, it’s surprising that there are so few seven-seat SUVs with a premium badge – at least ones that aren’t the size of an aircraft carrier. That's where the Mercedes GLB steps in.

The ‘B’ in its name might lead you to think it’s smaller than the GLC, which it is, but by only a couple of centimetres. And the GLB is available with an extra row of seats, just like its chief rival in the large SUV class, the Land Rover Discovery Sport.

We say 'chief rival', because you could also be looking at the similarly priced Audi Q5 and BMW X3, but those are five-seaters only. If you can live without the premium badge, but absolutely must have seven seats, don't forget that there are cheaper and excellent alternatives, including the Peugeot 5008.

Back to the Mercedes GLB, though, which, underneath, is closely related to the B-Class MPV. It comes with the option of four engines – two diesels and two petrols – including the AMG-fettled GLB 35 (that's the fast one, for those of you after a bit more oomph). All come with an automatic gearbox as standard, and there's a choice of two or four-wheel drive depending on which engine you go for. 

So, should the Mercedes GLB be at the top of your wish list, and how does it stack up against its key rivals? Read on for the answers to those questions and more, as we take you on a deep dive into the GLB model range.

And remember, if you do decide it’s the car for you, make sure you check out our New Car Buying service, because you could potentially save thousands on a new GLB, without having to go through the hassle of haggling.

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Number of trims2 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? petrol, diesel
MPG range across all versions32.1 - 49.6
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£2,471 / £3,722
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£4,941 / £7,444

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