Even in its nascent stage, the Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class has already risen up the ranks to become one of the most popular compact luxury crossover SUVs in its segment. Just like any other Mercedes-Benz, the GLB-Class exudes the brand’s class and elegance exuberantly. Packed with a plethora of comfort features and capable powertrain options, the GLB-Class offers more than its stated offerings. That said, competition is ripe in this segment with some other segment veterans like the BMW X2. Let’s see what makes the GLB-Class a better option to consider compared to the BMW X2.
In its third year of existence, the GLB-Class receives a couple of interesting updates that include new additions to the optional Premium package like SiriusXM satellite radio and a 115-volt power outlet. The Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class is offered in two configurations – GLB 250 and GLB 250 4MATIC. Not to forget the performance-oriented AMG GLB 35. Want to add a luxury compact SUV to your garage? The Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class is the right option for you. Contact us to experience the GLB-Class in person.
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class
2021 BMW X2
|2.0-liter Turbocharged Inline-Four Cylinder
||2.0-liter Turbocharged Inline-Four Cylinder|
|221 hp / 258 lb.-ft.||Horsepower / Torque
||228 hp / 258 lb.-ft.|
|22.0 cu. ft.
||Cargo Capacity (Cubic Feet)
||21.6 cu. ft.|
|23 / 31 / 26
||MPG (City/ Highway/ Combined)||24 / 32 / 27|
|7.9 inches||Ground Clearance (Inches)||7.2 inches|
Both the SUVs sit head-to-head with each other with similar power offerings. The base BMW X2 engine is slightly more powerful than the GLB-Class. Even the optional powertrains offered for both SUVs have similar power outputs. Both the vehicles come with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and both are front-wheel drive vehicles with an optional all-wheel-drive on offer. Even their curb weight is almost similar making both the SUVs incomparable in this aspect.
Coming to the cabin, both the SUVs come with premium features and are draped with high-quality materials. However, the X2 falls back in certain aspects such as lesser headroom for the second-row seat occupants, lesser cargo space, and the unavailability of Android Auto smartphone integration. This gives the GLB-Class SUV a step ahead in the competition. The 2021 GLB-Class offers a variety of features such as power front seats with three-position memory function, dual-zone automatic climate control, MB-Tex upholstery, 115V power outlet, Outside Temperature Display, Over-the-air software updates, seven-inch multimedia touchscreen display, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth audio streaming, Hands-free Bluetooth interface, Four USB-C ports, Voice Control with Natural Language Understanding, “Hey, Mercedes” keyword activation, and HD Radio Receiver, to name some of them. Optional features are just as interesting with features like a 10.25-inch touchscreen display, Burmester Surround Sound System, MB Navigation, In-car Wi-Fi, and Augmented video for navigation are some of the many features customers can choose from based on their requirement. All that said, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class offers a well-rounded set of features coupled with high-quality materials.
Not to forget, a wide array of active safety features like Crosswind Assist, Blind Spot Assist with Exit Warning Assist, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Seven airbags, Antilock Braking System (ABS), and Rain-sensing windshield wipers, the GLB-Class offers all the required protection you need.