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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 vs. 2021 Subaru Ascent Review

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLB 250

MSRP*: $38,050 to $40,050
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2021 Subaru
Ascent

MSRP*: $32,295 to $45,445
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Invoice* $35,767 to $37,647 $30,304 to $42,290
MPG - City 23 MPG 20 - 21 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 7 - 8 seats
Cargo Space 62.0 ft3 86.0 - 86.5 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 221 hp 260 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 182.4 in 196.8 in
Exterior Width 72.2 in 76.0 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 42.2 in
Rear 38.6 in
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 40.1 - 41.3 in
Rear 38.7 - 40.0 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 than the Subaru Ascent. The Subaru Ascent offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 as you will with the Subaru Ascent, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Subaru Ascent. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 and the Subaru Ascent have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 is much slimmer than the Subaru Ascent, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Subaru Ascent.

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

Performance
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 has a little less horsepower than the Subaru Ascent.

Powertrain
With its lower torque engine, the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Subaru Ascent.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 has less seating than the Subaru Ascent, making the Subaru Ascent the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Ascent.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 than that of the Subaru Ascent.