Mercedes GLB review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Interior

Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD rear tracking
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD front cornering
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD right panning
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD right rear tracking
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD front exterior
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD right side exterior
  • 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
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD rear tracking
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD dashboard
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD rear seats
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD infotainment
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD front cornering
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD right panning
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD right rear tracking
  • Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD front exterior
  • Mercedes GLB 2021 RHD right side exterior
  • 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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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

You’ll have no complaints about the amount of reach and height adjustment that you get with the steering wheel. However, you don’t get adjustable lumbar support unless you go for the top-level AMG Line Premium Plus trim, which brings many extras on top, including full electric seat adjustment with a memory function.

The GLB’s driver’s seat is also narrow enough to make you question whether you’ll still fit if you eat dessert, plus some people will find the non-adjustable lumbar overly firm, and you sit comparatively low in the car, so that you almost feel like you're in a hatchback rather than an SUV. The Land Rover Discovery Sport, by contrast, offers a wide, comfortable seat and the sort of view usually reserved for HGV drivers.

Every GLB gets LED lights all round, including the headlights, and top-spec AMG Line Premium Plus models have adaptive LED headlights, which you can leave on main beam, because they automatically shape their light to avoid dazzling other road users.

Mercedes GLB 2020 RHD dashboard

Sat nav and infotainment

As standard, you get a 7.0in infotainment screen with crisp graphics and responsive software. Built-in sat nav, Bluetooth and a DAB radio are all included, while upgrading to AMG Line Premium expands the screen’s size to 10.25in, and adds wireless phone charging as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring.

Whatever the screen size, it can be operated either as a touchscreen or via a touchpad controller (similar to a laptop's) between the front seats. The latter method is less distracting when you're driving, and gives the GLB an advantage over pure touchscreen systems like the one in the Discovery Sport.

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Target Price from £36,662
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