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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 vs. 2021 Subaru Ascent Review

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLB 250

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2021 Subaru
Ascent

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MSRP*
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$38,050 to $40,050
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$32,295 to $45,445
Invoice* $35,767 to $37,647 $30,304 to $42,290
MPG - City 23 20 - 21
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 26 - 27
Engine(s) Inline-4 Horizontal
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 Subaru Ascent. The Subaru Ascent offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

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 Subaru Ascent, 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 Subaru Ascent. 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 Ascent have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 is much slimmer than the Subaru Ascent, 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 Subaru Ascent.

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 Subaru Ascent.

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

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

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

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 Ascent.