2022 Mercedes-Benz GLB250-Class SUV
“A More Affordable Mercedes SUV”
By Arv Voss
Not only does the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 Class serves up a more affordable SUV in a more practical compact size, it does so while projecting a proper Mercedes image in keeping with its larger stablemates, even in its base form offering. It shares its powertrain and chassis with the more stylish and coupe-like GLA Class lineup. The Tri-star folks make it possible to upgrade the GLB with a host of desirable features and conveniences through a variety of driver assistance option packages. Be forewarned however that each of the available options fare will up the total cost at the register. The GLB Class ranks right up there with likes of the BMW X1 and BMW X2 and the slightly smaller MBZ GLA Class.
The GLB draws its motive force from a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine that puts out 221 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 258 pound feet of torque at 1,800 rpm , delivering energy to front or all four wheels through an 8-speed automatic transmission. An ECO Start/Stop feature is included which may be deactivated.
Comfort and Convenience features include: A very spacious cabin interior. Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Power Driver seat with lumbar support and memory, split folding rear seats, rain-sensing windshield wipers, Keyless start, dual-zone automatic climate control and a power liftgate. A Premium Package now includes bith SiriusXM satellite radio and a 115 volt power outlet. An AMG body appearance kit is also available.
SAFETY AND SECURITY FEATURES ADDRESSED:
To ensure that travel comfort and well-being are taken care of, the GLB250 4MATIC includes: LED headlamps and taillamps, a new vehicle 4-year/50,000 mile warranty program, 4-hourRoad-side Assistance Program, Advanced airbag protection system, an anti-theft alarm system, ATTENTION ASSIST, Active Brake Assist, ABS, ESP, Rearview Camera, and Blind Spot Assist.
The design form of the GLB25 displays a non-boxy, but rather curvy overall form laden with easily recognizable Mercedes styling cues with a more upright design, additional cargo capacity and an available split third row sat. It is attractive and easy on the eyes.
My test 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 4MATIC SUV came with a Neva Grey and Black MB-Tex Interior. The base sticker read $40,600., while the final tally came to $50,995 After factoring in the optional features and equipment as well ad =s the Destination and Delivery charge
The GLB250’s 4-cylinder turbocharged four-banger doesn’t deiver a blisteringly fast ride, but it leans to the sporty side of handling and acceleration. It is actually fun to drive with a positive feel and smooth ride quality and the added bonus of adequate practical passenger and cargo space. This all comes with a reasonable fuel economy and a viable warranty program.
THE FINAL WORD:
Bottom line, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 4MATIC is an attractively styled, and affordably priced with available practical features to enhance one’s motoring enjoyment.
2022 Mercedes-Benz GLB250 4MATIC SUV
Engine: 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder intercooled turbocharged with gasoline direct injection.
Horsepower: 221 @ 5,500 rpm
Torque: 258 @ 1,800 rpm
Transmission: 8-speed aututomatic with manual shift and overdrive.
Wheels: 19-inch AMG 5-star spoke alloy wheels.
Tires: Continental ProContact SSR
Brakes: Power-assisted four-wheel discs with ABS.
Exterior Color: Night Black metallic
Interior Color: Neva Grey/BlackMB-Tex
Fuel Capacity: 15.9 gallons
EPA: City 22 mpg/ Hwy: 30 mpg
Base Price: $40,600.
Select Options: $9,345.
Wheelbase: 111.4 inches
Length: 182.4 inches
Width: 72.2 inches w/o mirrors
Height: 65.3 inches
Base Curb weight: 3,759 pounds
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