The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class hides a secret. As its title suggests, the 2020 GLB slots alphabetically in the Mercedes lineup in between the GLA and the GLC. But, the GLB gives a 3rd row of seats that opens it up to 7 passengers—its greater and smaller siblings have area for just 5.

We give it a 6.eight out of ten, ahead of crash-exam outcomes are factored in. (Examine far more about how we price cars and trucks.)

With the GLB 250, Mercedes has its initially tiny three-row crossover SUV. At about 182 inches lengthy and 72 inches broad, however, the GLB is sized like the authentic Mercedes M-Class of the late nineties, which could also be had with a 3rd row. The new GLB crossover does people today and cargo just as very well: It can have up to 7 travellers, nevertheless 4 grownups will be far more comfy, and can have up to 62 cubic toes of cargo with the rear seats folded down. 

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The GLB will appear a tiny far more at dwelling on a filth street than its GLA and GLC siblings. Its styling shares a several strains with the huge GLS-Class SUV, which includes an upright grille and headlights in spot of the swept-back appear of Mercedes’ other tiny SUVs. Its overhangs are relatively small, much too, which presents it a pluckier, tougher appear that the citified GLA. The cockpit brandishes huge spherical vents, ambient lights, glossy trim, and twin-display infotainment with the extroverted confidence of a South Korean luxurious car—in the best way doable.

Electricity arrives from a 2.-liter turbo-4 rated at 221 horsepower and 258 pound-toes of torque shuttled to the entrance or all 4 wheels by way of an eight-velocity twin-clutch computerized transmission. It is a gutsy powertrain that enhances the deft-dealing with GLB’s steering and trip very well with adaptive dampers and all-wheel generate, it’s able of tackling any weather conditions condition that’s secure for driving, as very well as any canyon street really worth threading. Mercedes guarantees a hint of off-street ability with the 2020 GLB’s standard off-street driving systems method, nevertheless it’s really hard to think about the crossover intentionally hurtled down a filth street. 

Every single GLB arrives with computerized crisis braking, and the 2020 GLB 250 can be fitted with an adaptive cruise manage system that can sluggish in advance of curves or roundabouts quickly. The system can also quickly adjust lanes at the faucet of the turn sign if it detects an opening.

The foundation $37,595 GLB 250 has the normal electricity characteristics, eighteen-inch wheels, and 7.-inch infotainment screens as very well as Apple CarPlay and Android Car compatibility. The good revenue throws in $2,000 for all-wheel generate, and a several grand far more for ten.three-inch screens, Burmester seem, adaptive dampers, and a encompass-check out digital camera system, for a ultimate tally of about $46,000.