2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 vs. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid | NewCars.com

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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 vs. 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid Review

New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLB 250

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New 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid

2020 Subaru
Crosstrek Hybrid

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MSRP*
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$36,600 to $38,600
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$35,145
Invoice* $34,404 to $36,284 $33,016
MPG - City 23 N/A
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles

*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
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 than in the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 and the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

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 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. 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 Crosstrek Hybrid have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 is a little wider than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, which is slightly longer than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 has a larger turning radius than the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 greatly out-muscles the Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid.

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

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 Crosstrek Hybrid.