The Mercedes-Benz GLB is a luxury compact SUV model produced and sold by Mercedes-Benz, a subsidiary of the Daimler AG multinational automotive corporation. Within the Mercedes-Benz vehicle catalog of SUV models, the GLB is sized and priced above the Mercedes-Benz GLA luxury subcompact SUV and below the Mercedes-Benz GLC luxury compact SUV.
The Mercedes-Benz GLB model is one of the automaker’s newest nameplates. It first premiered at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show as a concept car before its production model was revealed a few months later in Park City, Utah. Before the end of the year, it went on sale in Mexico for the 2020 model year, followed by its release in other markets over the next several months.
As a compact luxury SUV with available three-row seating, the most applicable competitors of the Mercedes-Benz GLB are the Land Rover Discovery Sport and the Mazda CX-9.
- 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 (Starting MSRP $38,600)
- Pros: The Mercedes-Benz GLB compact luxury SUV has spacious first and second-row seating despite its size and comes with high-class styling and plenty of available high-tech features.
- Cons: The baseline GLB model is pretty bare in terms of luxury features, and its optional third-row offers limited space that isn’t worth it.
- See Also: GLA and GLC
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