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Mercedes GLB (X247) Review Rundown

Mercedes-BenzPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Neoscore* 0%
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Lots of practicality
  • Nothing in particular


The Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class is a compact crossover that share the same MFA2 platform as the A-, B-, CLA-, and GLA-classes, powered by an eight-speed auto ‘box and Mercedes' front-biased four-wheel-drive system. The GLB offers more headroom and cargo space than the GLC.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
Mercedes-Benz GLB 220d diesel has 189bhp and 295lb ft of torque. Eight-speed auto ‘box and 4Matic front-biased four-wheel-drive system. Suspension is by way of MacPherson struts and multiple links. Adaptive dampers available but not optioned on our £43,280 AMG Line Premium test car.
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  • Impressive off-road capability
  • Decent infotainment system
  • Expensive for what it is
  • Alternatives are more refined


Sentiment Score[*] 59%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The GLB's overall profile is much boxier than anything else we've seen spun off the architecture that underpins it. Inside there are dashboard flourishes that are designed to mimic the G-Class's grab-handles. The UK range of GLBs makes use of the extensive line-up of engines available to Mercedes on the MFA platform. It all starts with the GLB 200, which uses a 1.3-litre turbocharged petrol engine.
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  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent infotainment
  • Lacklustre handling
  • Lack of standard kit


Sentiment Score[*] 66%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
At $37,595, the GLB250 undercuts the base price of a GLC300 by $5,900. The GLB employs a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Front-wheel drive is standard, but 4Matic all-wheelDrive is available for $2,000.
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  • Expansive interior space
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Decent infotainment system
  • No 4Matic all-wheel drive
  • No adaptive cruise control


Sentiment Score[*] 54%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 uses a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It has plenty of power for overtaking on highways, but it's no sports car. The GLB is a comfortable, quiet cruiser that feels like a proper luxury car.
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  • Sleek styling
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Good fuel economy
  • Lacks standard infotainment tech
  • No standard driver assist tech


1. ^ Mercedes-Benz GLB 220d 2020 UK review. autocar. 2020-07-16 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ New Mercedes GLB 220 d 2020 review. autoexpress. 2020-07-24 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 review: Fitting in and standing out. cnet. 2020-01-06 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB first drive review: Giving you space. digitaltrends. 2019-12-18 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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