2023 Mercedes-Benz GLB Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

Mercedes-Benz GLB Model Overview at Mercedes-Benz of Akron

Mercedes-Benz GLB

Key Features

  • Starting at $39,800 MSRP*
  • 2.0L Inline-4 Turbo (221 horsepower / 258 lb-ft of torque) with 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) and your choice of Front-Wheel Drive or 4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive
  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX) featuring Voice Control with Natural Language Understanding
  • Optional third-row seating for up to 7 passengers
  • Standard 7-inch digital instrument cluster and 7-inch touchscreen multimedia display
  • LED headlamps, Daytime Running Lamps, and taillamps
  • Available Burmester® Surround Sound System
  • Optional AMG® Line with Night Package

Mercedes-Benz GLB Exterior

About the Mercedes-Benz GLB

No other luxury SUV strikes a balance between compact dimensions and powerful proportions quite like the Mercedes-Benz GLB. Joining the growing lineup of Mercedes-Benz SUVs, the GLB features room for up to 7 passengers when equipped with the available third-row seat. Located between the compact GLA and the midsize GLC SUV, the GLB offers luxury SUV shoppers a stylish way to hit the streets. You’ll stand out from the ordinary thanks to the upright front grille, shortened front and rear overhangs, and protective cladding which surrounds the body panels of the GLB. Standard performance comes in the form of a potent yet efficient 2.0L turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine paired to a responsive 8-speed DCT transmission. Groundbreaking driver-assist systems, advanced technology, and precision craftsmanship found inside the interior help highlight how the Mercedes-Benz GLB is positioned to contend for the top position among all compact luxury SUVs.

What the Critics Say

It’s surprisingly spacious, with comfortable seats and plenty of tech features. It offers peppy turbocharged engines and gets good gas mileage while delivering a smooth ride. The GLB is an attractive pick in this class, and its below-average price tag makes it a good value.” — U.S. News & World Report

The seating space in the Mercedes-Benz GLB is roomy and comfortable in the first and second rows. The seats are supportive and suitable for long-distance cruising on the highway. Adults will have no complaints sitting in the back of a GLB-Class, a claim that not all of its rivals can make. As you might expect from a Mercedes-Benz, the quality of the interior is excellent. The materials are high-quality, and the controls feel sturdy.” — Kelley Blue Book

What’s New for 2023

There are no changes to the Mercedes-Benz GLB to report for the 2023 model year. This dynamic luxury SUV still remains one of the most appealing choices in its class thanks to its unique blend of versatility, prestige, and style.

Mercedes-Benz GLB Features

Mercedes-Benz GLB Styling

Bold Style & Performance

Alluring, agile, and adventurous – the striking appearance of the Mercedes-Benz GLB demands attention from all angles. Its confident proportions, upright angles, and off-road-inspired styling help showcase the true SUV character of the GLB. Every GLB comes standard with LED headlights integrated into the bold front fascia along with standard 18-inch alloy wheels for a commanding stance on the road. Beneath the hood lies a responsive 2.0L inline-4 engine producing 221 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque paired to an advanced 8G DCT (dual-clutch transmission). For additional confidence, drivers also have the option to equip their GLB with legendary 4MATIC® all-wheel drive to help them excel during harsh weather conditions. They can also use the DYNAMIC SELECT switch to toggle between three unique drive modes for a customized driving experience.

Mercedes-Benz GLB Interior

Luxurious Cabin

The Mercedes-Benz GLB is the very first compact vehicle from the brand to feature an available third-row seat along with room for up to 7 occupants. Once you step behind the wheel, you’ll find a single-piece instrument panel that’s home to a widescreen cockpit along with MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience). This innovative system includes HD screens and graphics, customizable displays, a full-color head-up display, navigation featuring augmented reality, and learning-capable software. Another distinctive design cue found inside the cabin is the unique turbine-style aluminum air vents. Great for carrying all of your gear along for the next journey, the interior of the GLB offers a maximum cargo capacity of up to 62 cubic feet (5-seat configuration).

Mercedes-Benz GLB Safety

Driver-Assistive Safety

State-of-the-art driver-assist technologies offered on the Mercedes-Benz GLB help keep you and your loved ones protected from the unexpected. Many of these exceptional features have been adopted from the flagship Mercedes-Benz S-Class. Cutting-edge radar and camera systems give the GLB the ability to deliver semi-autonomous driving depending on the situation. To help you stay alert behind the wheel, ATTENTION ASSIST® continuously monitors up to 70 parameters of driving behavior and can suggest taking a break if fatigue is detected. The available Surround View System features cameras in all four directions to give you a live overhead view of what’s around your vehicle. Optional active LED headlamps feature Active Curve Illumination to help you see through twists and turns on the roadways.

Trims & Specs

Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 SUV


  • Starting at $39,800 MSRP*
  • 2.0L Inline-4 Turbo (221 horsepower / 258 lb-ft of torque) with 8-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT)
  • Optional third-row seating for up to 7 passengers
  • LED headlamps, Daytime Running Lamps, and taillamps
  • Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX)
  • Active Brake Assist

Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4MATIC SUV


  • Starting at $41,800 MSRP*
  • 4MATIC® all-wheel drive with DYNAMIC SELECT
  • Available 64-color LED ambient lighting with illuminated vents
  • Power front seats with 3-position memory and MB-Tex upholstery
  • Power liftgate
  • Remote Start via Mercedes me Mobile App

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.
**Burmester® is a registered trademark of Burmester Audiosysteme GmbH, Berlin, Germany