2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Class vs. Its Competition

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

The 2020 Mercedes GLB faces a diverse set of rivals, only one of which matches its available third row of seats.

The Land Rover Discovery Sport can be fitted with three rows, but we wouldn’t recommend steerage class for anyone taller than a fifth-grader.

The Jaguar F-Pace and Volvo XC60 are strong contenders that are priced (in the case of the Volvo) and usually discounted (F-Pace) under the like-sized Mercedes GLC.

The Mazda CX-5 shoots for the stars with its optional turbo-4 and delivers in many ways, though it’s not as polished as its European rivals.

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
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2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR2019 Jaguar F-Pace
2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport
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2019 Mazda CX-52019 Mazda CX-5Get Your Price2019 Volvo XC602019 Volvo XC60Get Your Price
Quick Specs
The 2020 GLB-Class is the smallest Mercedes that can be equipped with three rows of seats.
7.5
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers.
7.0
The 2019 Jaguar F-Pace is a balanced, desirable crossover SUV.
6.4
The 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport delivers a more affordable, more carlike interpretation of the Land Rover mystique, but it’s still capable where and when it needs to be.
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The 2019 Mazda CX-5 sates solo drivers with good handling and tasteful lines, but bigger families will want to move up in size.
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The 2019 Volvo XC60 is the full picture: advanced powertrains, gorgeous interior, subtle exterior.
MSRP From     
N/AN/A$44,800$37,990$24,350$39,800
Gas Mileage     
16 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
N/AN/AIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/AN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
N/AN/A25t AWDSE 4WDSport FWDT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
N/AN/AAll Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
N/AN/A5555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
N/AN/ASport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
N/AN/AAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Class vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Class vs. 2019 Jaguar F-Pace2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Class vs. 2019 Land Rover Discovery Sport2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Class vs. 2019 Mazda CX-52020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Class vs. 2019 Volvo XC60