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2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport Review

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2021 Mercedes-Benz
GLB 250

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2021 Volkswagen
Atlas Cross Sport

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MSRP*
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$38,050 to $40,050
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$30,855 to $50,025
Invoice* $35,767 to $37,647 $29,590 to $47,973
MPG - City 23 17 - 21
MPG - Hwy 30 - 31 23 - 24
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 7 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 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 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
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport, 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 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport. 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 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.

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 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.

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.

Warranty
The Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport.