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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 vs. 2021 Chevrolet Traverse Review

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLB 250

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2021 Chevrolet
Traverse

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MSRP*
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$38,050 to $40,050
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$29,800 to $53,400
Invoice* $35,767 to $37,647 $29,770 to $50,944
MPG - City 23 17 - 18
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 25 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4 V-6
Seating Capacity 7 7 - 8
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**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 Chevrolet Traverse. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 and the Chevrolet Traverse.

Convenience
The Chevrolet Traverse 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Chevrolet Traverse. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Chevrolet Traverse.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 is much slimmer than the Chevrolet Traverse, 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 Chevrolet Traverse.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 has a lot less horsepower than the Chevrolet Traverse.

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

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