UPDATED: November 1, 2021


This page will tell you everything that you need to know about this SUV.  Buying a vehicle is a huge accomplishment and a large financial outlay.  We want you to have as much unbiased information as possible, so that you can make the best decision for you.  Remember what is right for you might be right for someone else.

The Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class (model code X247) is a five-door compact luxury crossover SUV produced by Mercedes-Benz. It was unveiled by the German manufacturer Daimler AG on 10 June 2019 in Park City, Utah. It was previously unveiled as a concept car to the public at the Shanghai Auto Show in April 2019.

The GLB is positioned between the GLA-Class crossover and the larger GLC-Class SUV in size, however unlike those two the GLB-Class has seven seats due to better space distribution. The launch date for taking orders began in July 2019. The production commenced at the end of 2019 for the 2020 model year. It went on sale in November 2019 in Mexico, and was released in July 2020 for Thailand.

— Source Wikipedia

  • Official Page – Mercedes-Benz GLB
  • Price: Starts at $46,700 CAD
  • Comparable to:  Audi Q3, BMW X1, Lexus UX
  • Maintenance costs:  Approximately $9,080 over 10 years.


We have put together as many reviews and impressions as we could find.   Each finds a way to touch upon something that the others missed.  If you are serious about this vehicle then these videos are worth watching.    If you have review or first impressions that helped you and that aren’t listed here, please contact us!


You can view the overall Compact SUV Rankings here and the Luxury Compact SUV Rankings here.

Scores by publication:

Kelley Blue Book: 4.4 / 5

Forbes: 83 / 100

USNews: 8.1 / 10

Edmunds: 8.1 / 10

J.D. Power: 77 / 100

Car and Driver: 8.5 / 10

Motortrend: 7.2 / 10

What the critics have to say…

For many drivers, the base GLB 250 (or its 4Matic all-wheel-drive counterpart for slick-weather regions) is a fine choice. But for those of a sporting persuasion, we’d recommend the AMG GLB 35 for its 302-horsepower engine and performance-tuned suspension. It demands a significant price jump but transforms the GLB into a small SUV hot rod. — Edmunds

The upright windshield and high hood make the GLB-Class boxier and more truck-like than either the GLA or GLC, though not as squared-off as the big Mercedes G-Class SUV. Its chassis, related to the A-Class sedan, feels stable, but can also be agile. — Kelley Blue Book

How Does It Drive?

Everyone has different driving tastes, but in general: the GLB isn’t particularly exciting to drive.  That said, it is pretty much exactly what you would expect out of a SUV in this segment.   The GLB’s brakes are excellent.   The vehicle feels sure-footed and planted while driving on winding roads.

Is it reliable and high quality?

The GLB has a high reliability rating of 70 /100.  It is built with high-quality materials and high-quality craftsmanship.

How Comfortable is It?

The seating isn’t exceptional, nor is it lax.   Again, at this price point Mercedes has hit expectations.

Comfort mode can feel a little floaty at times, but Sport mode removes that softness while keeping the ride comfortable.  The cabin is quiet on the highway.

What is the Interior Like?

The GLB is easy to get in and out of.  You don’t have to step up or crouch down.  The controls are logically placed and intuitive.

Visibility is excellent.

What is the Technology Like?

It comes with Mercedes’ MBUX infotainment system and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration. MBUX is an exceptional system. Voice commands are accurate but sometimes take a moment to process.

The GLB’s driver assist features are particularly good. The adaptive cruise works great whether you’re driving in dense highway traffic or cruising on the open highway.

What is the Cargo Space Like?

The GLB makes good use of its boxy shape when it comes cargo. IThere are also plenty of places to keep your personal items, with large door pockets and a sizable center bin. Spring-loaded cupholder tabs keep narrow beverages secure.

Is This Vehicle a Good Value?

The GLB sits firmly between the smaller and more affordable GLA and the slightly bigger and more expensive GLC.  If the size suits you then it is an excellent choice over the more refined GLC and the smaller GLA.

Compared with other extra-small luxury SUVs, you pay a little more for the GLB, but you also get more in terms of space, performance and comfort. As with most models in this class, the quality of materials feels a bit cheap in some areas, but overall the GLB feels worth its price.

Is the Mercedes-Benz GLB a Good SUV?

Yes, the Mercedes-Benz GLB is a good SUV. This vehicle offers many optional features to help you tailor it to your exact needs. The GLB earns good fuel economy ratings and delivers a comfortable ride, while still handling well.  The interior is stylish and as with nearly every Mercedes car, it is well-built, roomy,  and comfortable.

Should I Buy the Mercedes-Benz GLB?

The GLB will be of interest to you if you are looking for a small luxury crossover. It provides great value in its market segment.

The Final Word

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLB is a solid all-around luxury compact SUV. It’s features match up well with all of its competitors and its below-average price tag makes it a good value.

Don’t just take our word for it. Check out comments from some of the reviews that drive our rankings and analysis.