Mercedes-Benz GLB Leasing
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Why Lease A Mercedes-Benz GLB?
What’s The Cabin Like?
How Does It Drive?
The GLB is relatively small on the outside, but it’s roomy inside. Those in the front seats can enjoy a light, airy space, while those in the rear will also have ample head- and legroom. The 3rd row of seats is a bit cramped and getting in isn’t that easy, but they’re handy for short trips with all your mates on board. And the kids will have no problem at all. In fact, they’ll enjoy the novelty of sitting in the boot.
Speaking of which, the luggage bay measures 130 litres with all 7 seats upright. That isn’t huge, but it’s enough for a few shopping bags. Fold the back row down and you get a much more useful 500-litre boot. And if you fold all but the front seats away, you get 1680 litres of space. That means it’s slightly smaller than the Land Rover Discovery Sport, but not by much.
If you want the most economical GLB, you’re going to have to go for a diesel. The 150hp 200d will manage 49.6mpg, while the 190hp 220d returns around 47mpg. The petrol engines are less frugal, although the 1.3-litre, 163hp 200 engine will return a respectable 39.2mpg. Go for the high-performance AMG 35 model and that drops to 31mpg.
That compares favourably with the Discovery Sport, which will manage around 44mpg in its most economical diesel form. However, the Land Rover is available with plug-in hybrid power, whereas the GLB is only offered with petrol and diesel engines. That means company car drivers will either go for the 200d, or opt for the tax-efficient Discovery Sport.
The Mercedes-Benz GLB Vs Competitors
Mercedes has some reliability issues, but GLB drivers have reasons to be optimistic. The A-Class, on which the GLB is based, bucks the trend with some solid performances in reliability surveys. With so many shared components, that should be good news. And there’s always the 3-year warranty to fall back on.
The GLB’s boot measures 130 litres with all 7 seats upright. Fold the 2 back seats down and that grows to 500 litres. And if you fold away the middle row, you get 1680 litres of space.
The GLB range comprises 3 core trim levels, plus a special trim for the high-performance AMG 35 car. For conventional petrol and diesel models, the line-up begins with the AMG Line, before climbing through AMG Line Premium trim to reach the high-spec AMG Line Premium Plus. The sporty AMG 35 sits pretty at the top of the range.
Yes. All versions of the GLB come with parking sensors at the front and rear. And a crystal-clear, wide-angle reversing camera is also standard, even on the entry-level models.
There’s plenty of space in the GLB. Front and rear passenger space is good, and the 3rd row of seats gives you extra flexibility. The back seats are best for children, but if you fold them away you get a good-sized 500-litre boot.
The luxury interior and flexible 7-seat layout make the GLB almost unique. If you don’t want a Discovery Sport, this is your only option. But that’s no bad thing. It’s a great family car and it comes with an appealing luxury twist.
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