The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Class officially has a price tag for the American market. The new compact SUV will start at $36,000 before a mandatory $995 destination charge when it arrives in U.S. dealerships later this year.
Those wondering how the GLB fits in with the rest of the Mercedes SUV portfolio will find the GLB is just over $2,000 more than the GLA, which makes sense given the GLB is 5.1″ longer than the GLA. Of course, it is still $6,500 cheaper than the GLC300, which is based on the brand’s rear-wheel-drive architecture.
Mercedes is throwing in a healthy list of standard features on the 2020 GLB, including LED headlights and taillights. A power liftgate and 18-inch wheels round out the base model’s exterior finishings.
Inside, GLB buyers are greeted by dual seven-inch displays that house MBUX infotainment system. Dual-zone climate control, power front seats and a rear-view camera are all found on the standard feature list as well.
Like all Mercedes models, GLB buyers will be able to layer on a host of optional features and packages, including AMG appearance packages to spruce up the exterior of this boxy little SUV.
All GLB’s are powered by Mercedes’ turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that generates 221 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. That power flows through an eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. Buyers will be able to add 4-MATIC all-wheel-drive to the GLB as a $2,000 option.
Initially the GLB will offer the above engine statistics as the only option, but an AMG GLB35 has already been revealed and will arrive stateside sometime in 2020.