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Mercedes-Benz GLB

7/10
Overall verdict

The Top Gear car review:Mercedes-Benz GLB

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Verdict

Final thoughts and pick of the range

Not a bad effort from Mercedes. Will do very well, even if the Disco Sport is more likeable and Kodiaq more practical

Sensible money buys a Skoda Kodiaq. It’s what we’d do – and you can get a bloody good one for the £34,200 you’d pay for an entry-level GLB. But of course the three-pointed star is worth substantially more than its weight in gold. That said, the GLB doesn’t rely solely on its badge – it has been well thought through, with a reasonably versatile, appealingly techy interior and good road manners. We like it more than we thought we would, given some other cars on this platform haven’t exactly impressed us.

The GLB is certainly worth thinking about if you’re looking at a Disco Sport, providing the standard suspension (which we haven’t sampled) doesn’t totally knacker the ride quality. Keep your eyes open for the twin test.

Our choice from the range

This is the one we'd pick...

Mercedes-Benz

GLB 220d 4Matic AMG Line Premium 5dr 8G-Tronic

£42,685
N/A
55mpg
7.60s
190bhp
135g/km
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