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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 vs. 2022 Subaru Outback Review

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLB 250

MSRP*: $38,050 to $40,050
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2022 Subaru
Outback

MSRP*: $26,945 to $39,945
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Invoice* $35,767 to $37,647 $25,325 to $37,240
MPG - City 23 MPG 22 - 26 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 MPG 26 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 62.0 ft3 75.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4 Horizontal
Transmission Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Front-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 221 hp 182 - 260 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,700 - 3,500 lbs
Exterior Length 182.4 in 191.3 in
Exterior Width 72.2 in 73.0 - 74.6 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 42.8 in
Rear 39.5 in
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 37.7 - 40.1 in
Rear 39.1 in
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
Passengers in the back seat may find themselves a little more cramped in the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 than the Subaru Outback. 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 Outback.

Convenience
The Subaru Outback requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Outback. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Subaru Outback.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 is a little narrower than the Subaru Outback, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 is slightly shorter than the Subaru Outback, which may make it easier to park.

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

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

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 Outback.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 offers greater seating capacity than the Subaru Outback, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 has significantly less cargo capacity than the Subaru Outback.

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 Outback.