Mercedes GLB (X247) Review Rundown

Mercedes-BenzPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


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Neoscore* 69%
  • 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[*] 66%
Reviewers from autocar have found the following[***]:
Mercedes-Benz's new GLB compact SUV is a direct challenge to the Land Rover Discovery Sport. The GLB has a range of four-cylinder petrol and diesel engines to choose from. A plug-in hybrid, a couple of hotter AMG models, and a fully electric version are all in the pipeline.
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  • Impressive off-road capability
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of standard equipment
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 68%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The Mercedes GLB 220 d doesn't quite score a direct hit on the Discovery Sport, but it's certainly the most competent rival yet for Land Rover's baby seven-seater. It offers strong performance and refinement, along with a better-finished cabin and more coherent in-car tech, but you will have to forego some boot space to get it.
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  • Strong performance and refinement
  • Decent infotainment tech
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 77%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The Mercedes-Benz GLB offers more headroom and cargo space than the GLC. A pair of 10.25-inch screens run Mercedes' excellent MBUX infotainment tech. The driver-assistance technology loadout is also impressive, though you have to pay to play.
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  • Comfortable on-road performance
  • Lots of driver-assistance tech
  • Excellent infotainment tech
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 64%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB is the second crossover in the Mercedes compact lineup, alongside the GLA. Despite the vehicle's relatively small footprint, Mercedes offers the GLB with a third row of seats, bringing the total number to seven. The GLB gets the same MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) infotainment system as the 2020 CLA.
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  • Comfortable, quiet interior
  • Good infotainment tech
  • Lots of standard driver assist tech
  • Nothing in particular


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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