2023 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 vs. 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

Picture of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

2023 Mercedes-Benz
GLB 250

MSRP*: $39,800 to $41,800
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Picture of the 2024 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport

2024 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

MSRP*: $36,985 to $51,880
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MPG - City 22 - 24 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 - 32 MPG 26 - 27 MPG
Seating Capacity 7 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 62.0 ft3 77.8 ft3
Engine
  • 221-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 269-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 221 hp 269 hp
Towing Capacity Info not available 2,000 - 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 182.4 in 195.5 in
Exterior Width 72.2 in 78.3 in
Leg Room Front 41.4 in
Rear 38.1 in
Front 41.7 in
Rear 40.4 in
Head Room Front 40.7 in
Rear 39.3 in
Front 39.4 in
Rear 37.8 in

*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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, making it a little more comfortable for the driver and front passenger.

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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 is much slimmer than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Handling
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 has a little less horsepower than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.

Utility
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.