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2021 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 Review

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2021 Chevrolet
Traverse

MSRP*: $29,800 to $53,400
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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLB 250

MSRP*: $38,050 to $40,050
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Invoice* $29,770 to $50,944 $35,767 to $37,647
MPG - City 17 - 18 MPG 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 27 MPG 30 - 31 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 - 8 seats 7 seats
Cargo Space 98.2 ft3 62.0 ft3
Engine 310-hp, 3.6-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel) 221-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission 9-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 310 hp 221 hp
Exterior Length 204.3 in 182.4 in
Exterior Width 78.6 in 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 41.0 in
Rear 38.4 in
Front 41.4 in
Rear 38.1 in
Head Room Front 39.6 - 41.3 in
Rear 39.0 - 40.0 in
Front 40.7 in
Rear 39.3 in
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** **** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Chevrolet Traverse offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Chevrolet Traverse and the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Traverse as you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Chevrolet Traverse is somewhat more expensive than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Chevrolet Traverse is much higher than that for the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Traverse is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Traverse, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.

Handling
The Chevrolet Traverse has the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Traverse greatly out-muscles the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Chevrolet Traverse transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.

Utility
The Chevrolet Traverse offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Chevrolet Traverse, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.