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SOLID. SPACIOUS. SPORTY. It’s the total package.
The new Mercedes-Benz GLB slots between the GLA and the GLC in the company’s growing lineup of SUVs. It’s closer in size to the GLC, and its long wheelbase and transverse powertrain translate to a vehicle that’s roomier inside than its compact dimensions would suggest. Front legroom for taller drivers is outstanding, and headroom is similarly generous, even with the panoramic sunroof.
The GLB’s engine, a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with excellent bottom-end torque and no turbo lag, endows this small Mercedes SUV with plenty of power and impressive EPA fuel-economy rating of up to 31 mpg on the highway.
The GLB is quiet, easy to see out of and a delight to drive around town, with ample power, natural-effort steering and powerful brakes. The upright windscreen makes it easy to see the front corners of the GLB, and the 8-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission always seems to be in the right gear, without being too busy. And whenever it does shift, it’s silky-smooth. The standard shift paddles on the back of the steering wheel are much appreciated, especially when a downshift or two is ideal for keeping speeds in check on long downhills.
FEATURE FAVOURITES: DYNAMIC SELECT – A multimode drive program selector on the console lets you transform the car’s character with the touch of a button. Three modes (ECO, Comfort and Sport) alter the throttle response, shift points and steering effort, and ECO Start/Stop. A fourth “Individual” mode allows you to create a mode of your own, even letting you set the transmission for purely manual shifting.
4MATIC ALL-WHEEL DRIVE – In any season, on any road, 4MATIC all-wheel drive adds to your confidence and control. Lightweight, nimble, this advanced generation of 4MATIC was developed to offer variable torque distribution to the front and rear axles. Continually monitoring for wheel slip, it can instantly send up to 50 percent of the engine’s torque output to the rear wheels in response to changing driving conditions.
ENERGIZING SEAT KINETICS: Active sitting whilst driving – “The best seat position is the next one” – this is what many doctors say about sitting in the car, because sitting in almost the same position for several hundred kilometres and many hours is not good for the back or discs. Mercedes-Benz is now introducing an innovation in the new B-Class that supports switching seating positions in the form of ENERGIZING seat kinetics.
ENERGIZING seat kinetics uses the electric seat adjustment. If the driver selects this programme, the inclination of the seat cushions and backrests are continuously minutely adjusted using the seat settings selected by the driver and the front passenger as the starting point. Slightly changing position during the trip improves back health because the natural strain and relief of muscles, joints and discs can lead to muscle relaxation and improved supply of nutrients to the joints and discs.
TOUCHPAD CONTROLLER – A large touchpad controller on the console lets you operate the in-dash central touchscreen while your hand rests comfortably at your side. The large touchpad works a lot like your smartphone, including multitouch gestures like swiping through menus and pinching to zoom. The touchpad surface includes dedicated Back, Skip and Home virtual keys, and even recognizes handwriting. Adjacent one-touch hard keys access major functions and include a programmable “favourite” button.
We’re still glad that the GLB has traditional buttons and a touch-sensitive center screen to help us accomplish most tasks in a more traditional way. By the way, the GLB’s 7-inch screens convey information clearly, but the display looks like a digital tablet (think iPad) that has been laid on its side and placed on the GLB’s small dash shelf.
With its excellent overall comfort, good ride quality, assorted drive modes and contemporary interior, the new 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 is refined enough for everyday use and totally suitable for a long cross-country drive, while also being a fine companion on dirt back roads, aided by its respectable clearance and short overhangs.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB is an impressive new compact SUV, a competitor for models as varied as the BMW X1, Volkswagen Tiguan and Audi Q3. It’s offerings like the GLB that remind us why customers want high-riding hatchbacks in the first place. Not only does it provide the fancier interior, superior performance and advanced technology expected of a luxury badge, it’s also surprisingly spacious and well-equipped for the money.
Does the world need yet another compact SUV? Once you experience all the GLB has to offer, you might ask a new question: Does the world need all those other compact SUVs?