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2021 Subaru Outback vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 Review

New 2021 Subaru Outback

2021 Subaru
Outback

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New 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250

2020 Mercedes-Benz
GLB 250

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MSRP*
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$26,795 to $39,945
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$36,600 to $38,600
Invoice* $25,187 to $37,240 $34,404 to $36,284
MPG - City 23 - 26 23
MPG - Hwy 30 - 33 30 - 31
Engine(s) Horizontal Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 7
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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
The Subaru Outback 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 Subaru Outback and the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.

Convenience
Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Subaru Outback, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.

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 Subaru Outback will have less of an impact on your bank account 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 Subaru Outback will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.

Dimensions
The Subaru Outback is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, 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 Subaru Outback, which is slightly longer than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.

Drivetrain
The Subaru Outback has much lower torque than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

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

Utility
The Subaru Outback has less seating than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, making the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Subaru Outback has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Subaru Outback is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250.