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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4Matic Introduce

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4Matic Introduce https://youtu.be/12rL56ZPJkM

Mercedes-Benz pulled the cover off its new GLB-Class compact SUV back in June, with the amped-up GLB 35 debuting at the end of August. We don’t yet know how much it will cost to put the 302-horsepower (222-kilowatt) AMG variant in your garage, but Mercedes tells us the base-model GLB 250 starts at a not-unreasonable $36,600. That doesn’t include destination and delivery charges, which adds $995 to the final bill.
For that price, you get a front-wheel-drive SUV wielding a 221-hp (164 kW) version of Merc’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Should you desire all-wheel-drive, the GLB 250 4MATIC costs a bit more at $38,600, again not including the extra destination charge. Another item not included in the base price is the optional third-row seating, a feature that’s rather rare in the compact SUV world. Pricing for individual options isn't available yet.
Whether that will be a popular add-on remains to be seen. The GLB doesn’t have a terrific amount of room in the back, but for families with small children, the optional third-row could be a key feature. You’ll find similar compact three-row capability in the Range Rover Discovery Sport and the Volkswagen Tiguan, two compact SUVs that Mercedes identifies as chief competitors to the GLB 250. The automaker also points to the BMW X1 as a GLB competitor, though you need to step all the way up to a $58,900 X5 before a third row becomes optional.

We suspect most GLB 250 buyers will stick with just two rows, and in that respect, the small SUV seems well-suited to its family-friendly mission. 38 inches of legroom is available in the second row, and when not carrying people those seats can fold to create 62 cubic feet of total cargo space. In front, the GLB 250 rolls with Merc’s standard-issue digital cockpit and the MBUX infotainment system. All in all, it doesn’t look like a bad place to be for a sub-$40,000 SUV.

Look for the GLB 250 to reach Mercedes dealerships by the end of this year.
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