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2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB Vs. 2020 BMW X1

The Mercedes-Benz GLB has splashed gloriously into existence as an all-new model for 2020, and it’s already making waves with its roomy, delightful interior and scrumptious ride quality. In addition, this luxurious subcompact SUV gets solid fuel-burning numbers and flaunts an extensive cargo hold.

The 2020 BMW X1, however, is a similarly-lauded machine. It’s been supplied with a firm pat on the back for its well-rounded performance abilities and comfortable, roomy interior.

With so many parallels between these rides, making a choice between the two can be a challenge. To help elucidate their differences, read on below as we pit them head-to-head in our model showdown.  


2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB

VS

2020 BMW X1

$36,600 Starting MSRP $35,200
258 lb-ft Torque 258 lb-ft
62 cubic feet with seat area Max Cargo Volume 58.7 cubic feet with seat area
7 Seating Capacity 5

 


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Safety and Build Quality

While the build-quality of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB is decidedly fantastic, the 2020 BMW X1 suffers from some unimpressive cabin materials. The latter is also saddled with low safety scores for the class. Admittedly, we can’t comment on the safety levels of the 2020 GLB at the moment, as the data is not in yet.

Seating Capacity of the 2020 GLB

One major difference that may influence buyers between the 2020 GLB and 2020 X1 is seating capacity; the BMW has a max limit of five (though four is more reasonable), while the 2020 GLB can seat up to seven when equipped with its optional third row.

We say four is more reasonable as a limit in the 2020 BMW X1 because the rear middle-seat is quite narrow and doesn’t offer much room for an inhabitant. As a result, those looking to have the ability to transport higher numbers of humans should instead opt for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB.

Blue 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB drives up a winding highway.
Interior front cabin of a 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB.
Rear cargo area with seat region in a 2020 MB GLB
Exterior view of 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB with a mysterious accessory on the roof.
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