2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Class vs. Its Competition

2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Class
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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-9 shoots for the stars with its turbo-4 and suave cabin, though it’s not as polished as its European rivals.

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Quick Specs
6.6
The 2020 Mercedes GLB 250 smuggles family-wagon strengths in its ruggedly styled SUV body.
7.2
The 2020 Jaguar F-Pace sticks to its performance and style formula, and remains one of the best luxury SUVs.
6.8
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class is comfortable and quiet, with few rivals in among small luxury crossovers.
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.
6.2
The 2019 Mazda CX-9 delivers heavily on style, but it’s just adequate in other respects.
7.3
The 2019 Volvo XC60 is the full picture: advanced powertrains, gorgeous interior, subtle exterior.
MSRP From     
$36,600$45,200$42,500$37,990$32,280$39,800
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
N/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
GLB 250 SUV25t AWDGLC 300 SUVSE 4WDSport FWDT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveAll WheelRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555575
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission     
Auto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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