How Do You Like The Mercedes-Benz GLB?

October 16th, 2020 by

 

The Mercedes-Benz GLB has been quite the hit here in Eugene and across Oregon. It is sized right to fit into small parking spaces, but can accommodate up to seven people inside.

Recently, we received some feedback on the GLB from a few people who have driven it lately. Let’s see what they have to say…

While it has a high beltline, there is a good amount of glass above it for better visibility and letting light into the cabin.  A quick look inside reveals nice materials, the back seat room is generous and the rear cargo area is larger than expected.

The sound when you close the door, it has the Mercedes solid thud.  The layout and feel of everything seem nicer than expected on the first look.

From the front, the grille and the daylight running lights surrounding the headlights definitely give the GLB a more expensive, premium feel.  The front three-quarter view has a very purposeful matter of fact look.

Slide into the GLB and you immediately notice the quality of the materials at play here.  Significant amounts of Alcantara, leather, and soft-touch materials abound.  There are only a few places where you find hard plastic, but those are not in high touch point areas save for the B-pillar where you grab the seatbelt.

The seats are comfortable with a multitude of adjustments.  Manual adjustment for thigh and knee support is welcomed.  They are covered in a combination of Alcantara and leather with red stitching.

The rear seats mimic the front in materials.  There is good legroom in the second row.  There were over ten inches of room from the front of the bottom cushion to the back of the rear seat.

The cargo area is large, larger than you’d think for a vehicle this size.  With the rear seat up there is one inch shy of three feet of length to the cargo area.  Fold the second row down and there are almost six feet of length to the cargo area.  A big item for us, the rear seats fold flat.  It makes hauling a dog much nicer.

The 10.25-inch instrument cluster has several choices of looks and layouts depending on which drive mode you select.  The display is bright, glare in direct sunlight isn’t an issue, and communicates information well.

You can navigate the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) infotainment interface via the touchpad in the center console or touchpads on the steering wheel.  We found the steering wheel mounted ones easier to use.

In the city or on the highway the GLB rides as a Mercedes should.  Comfortable but controlled.  Everything feels solid and vault-like.

On the highway, the GLB is dead silent at 90 miles an hour.  This is a vehicle that will eat up miles with no issue.  We can easily see doing a 12-14 hour day behind the wheel and emerging relaxed rather than fatigued.

The active LED headlights on the GLB did a nice job of lighting up a very dark two-lane road.  The lights move slightly with the steering wheel so that there are no surprises around the corner like the random deer standing in the road.

This GLB 250 4MATIC® comes with a 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder.  It delivers 221 horsepower and 258 lb/ft of torque through an 8-speed dual-clutch transmission.  We never felt like we needed more power.  This had more than enough power for comfortably merging onto highways or passing a string of cars on a two-lane road.

The Mercedes GLB 250 isn’t a vehicle that has to try and feel sophisticated or premium.  Because of its pedigree, it’s just that way from construction.  The GLB is also good value for money.

If it sounds like this could fit your wants, needs and lifestyle, contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Eugene to schedule a drive in the GLB. But, don’t take our word for it…experience it yourself!