The all-new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 slots in between the GLA and GLC in the brand’s six-strong SUV lineup. The squarish compact SUV forgoes the recent trend to swoopy, sloped-roof utilities with a very practical and space-efficient design featuring a robust vertical grille, raised hood, upright windshield, and tall roofline. A longish, 111.4-inch wheelbase plants the standard 18-inch alloy wheels at the corners for a confident stance and delivers generous interior space for its abbreviated compact exterior. It’s available with front- or all-wheel drive and with five- or seven-passenger seating.
Among the GLB 250’s chief competitors in the expanding premium small SUV segment are the BMW X1, Land Rover Discovery Sport, and Lexus NX 300. The front-wheel drive version of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 is attractively priced at $37,595 including a $995 destination charge. GLB 250s equipped with 4Matic all-wheel drive start at $39,595 with destination.