Comparison - Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 2021 - vs - Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet R-Line 2020

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Average Price: 
$
38,050
Updated: 
26 Sep 2019
£
34,365
Updated: 
15 Oct 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2021
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed dual-clutch
7-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
2
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Polar White
#F7F7F7
Night Black
#282D31
Digital White metallic
#E3E3E3
Cosmos Black metallic
#0B1016
Iridium Silver metallic
#9FA0A2
Mountain Grey metallic
#747578
Rose Gold metallic
#AC9698
Denim Blue metallic
#11284A
Galaxy Blue metallic
#0F2681
Patagonia Red metallic
#74141C
Color: 
Ivy Green Black
#394A4E
Pure White Black
#C1C3C2
Turmeric Yellow Metallic Black
#D6BD41
Smokey Grey Metallic Black
#60616A
Ravenna Blue Metallic Black
#274075
Kings Red Metallic Black
#8C212A
Ivory Silver Metallic Black
#9E9A92
Deep Black Pearl Black
#111111

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class hides station-wagon virtues behind its charming SUV-like body.

Pros
Handsome cockpit
Chunky body
Sliding second-row seat
Lots of technology
Right-sized

Cons
Tight third-row seat
Some features force you to buy other features
Infotainment needs a primer
Priced at a premium

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Blind spot monitoring is now standard, but otherwise the GLB is unchanged for 2021. Mercedes is launching a high-performance, AMG-branded GLB35 model (reviewed separately) this year.

Pros
Compelling base price,
cool infotainment setup,
roomy for first and second-row passengers.

Cons
Not much in the way of standard equipment,
sluggish throttle response,
tight passenger space in optional third row.

By: 
caranddriver.com

For 2021 A blind-spot monitor and household power outlet now standard on GLB 250.

Pros
Spacious for both passengers and cargo
Strong overall performance
Exceptional ride and seat comfort
Lots of the latest tech and convenience features

Cons
GLB 250 isn't particularly exciting to drive
Options can quickly run the cost up

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 Volkswagen T-Roc Cabriolet is a drop-top version of the company’s subcompact crossover. Launches two years after the coupe regular version, the 2020 T-Roc Cabriolet isn’t just a T-Roc with a soft-top, it also features only two doors instead of four. What’s more, the soft-top has a sleeker design, so the Cabriolet looks sportier than its standard sibling. Inspired by the Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet and the Range Rover Evoque Convertible, the 2020 T-Roc Cabriolet is Volkswagen’s only small convertible to date after the discontinuation of the Beetle.

By: 
topspeed.com

Volkswagen has unveiled its drop-top T-Roc Cabriolet, which it's billing as the only mainstream crossover with a proper convertible roof.
Based on the T-Roc SUV, the company's drop-top crossover follows in the footsteps of the soft-top Range Rover Evoque and Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet by blending wind-in-your-hair thrills with the taller ride popular with buyers at the moment.
Although it bears the T-Roc name, the Cabriolet isn't just a normal T-Roc SUV with the roof prised off. It's actually 34mm longer than the hardtop with a 37mm longer wheelbase, while front seat occupants sit 599mm above the road – which Volkswagen says ensures they "enjoy a great view".

By: 
caradvice.com.au

PROS
Traditional SUV attributes with wind-in-the-hair fun
Marks a return of convertibles to VW’s line-up
Trims start with well-equipped Design
It certainly makes a statement...

CONS
Less practical than the five-door T-Roc SUV
Cabriolet quite a bit pricier, too
Reduced engine range with no diesel
Handling becomes a bit wobbly

By: 
parkers.co.uk

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy Info: 
Combined - mpg / 39.8
Fuel Economy City USA: 
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
1.50L
Torque: 
258ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
184ft-lbs
at 3 500rpm
Horsepower: 
221hp
at 5 500rpm
147hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
38.40Feet
36.00Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Steering wheel, multifunction (audio, bluetooth, cruise controls)
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Progressive power assisted steering
Leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel
Storage compartments in driver and front passenger doors
12V socket in centre console storage area

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.40in
168.00in
Width: 
72.20in
78.60in
Height: 
65.30in
59.90in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
Front Track: 
63.20in
60.50in
Rear Track: 
60.50in
Wheel Base: 
111.40in
103.50in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.70
40.00
Rear Head Room: 
39.30
38.00
Front Leg Room: 
41.10in
Rear leg room: 
38.10in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
62.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1653lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
22.00cu.ft
10.00cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3638.00lbs
3395.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
no
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Service interval indicator
Multifunction computer with visual gear change recommendation for fuel consumption
Brake pad wear indicator
Warning sound and light for front and rear seat belts if unfastened

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
Heated Mirrors
Power operated canvas convertible top
Electrically power adjustable, heated, folding, auto dimming, front passenger exterior door mirror lowering function

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat Thigh Extension
Power adjustable lumbar support in front
Front sports comfort seats with manual height adjustment
Front seat back storage pocket
Front centre armrest
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Reclining Rear Seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Folding center armrest
50/50 rear seat bench split folding rear seat backrests

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Dual Zone Front Climate Control
Illuminated vanity mirrors in sun visors with air bag label on sun visor and b-pillar
Climate control - 2 zone electronic air conditioning with automatic air recirculation and allergy filter

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
USB Connection
10.25-inch digital instrument cluster display
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB type C Interface 2X and USB charging socket
WeConnect plus
SMS functionality - read, compose and send SMS messages using touch-screen display
Bluetooth - Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
Music playback - MP3, WMA and AAC files
Title and cover art display
6 speakers
Navigation system discover media including streaming and internet
Active Info display 10.25" high resolution TFT dash display with customisable menu and information
Bluetooth telephone and audio connection for compatible devices
8" colour touch screen

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
no
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Black door handles
Rain sensor
Body colour rear roof spoiler
Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
LED rear number plate lights
High level 3rd brake light
Chrome trim on upper and lower radiator grille
Windscreen wiper with intermittent wipe light
Body coloured comfort bumpers
Darkened LED tail lamp
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.5 In.
18 in
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
no
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated Front Disc
ventilated discs
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Solid Rear Disc Brakes
Rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
no
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Brake Drying
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
2 x 3-point rear seat belts
Volkswagen roadside assistance
Three point height adjust front seatbelts + pretensioners
Electronic stability control (ESC) includes ASR, EDL, EDTC and trailer stabilisation function
Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment system
Driver alert system with fatigue detection
Lane assist
Warning sound and light for doors and tailgate open
Driver alert system with fatigue detection
Warning sound and light for front and rear seat belts if unfastened

Options

Packages: 
AMG® Line W/Night Package
Premium Package
Exterior Lighting Package
Driver Assistance Package
Multimedia Package
AMG® Line
Parking Assistance Package
Exterior Options: 
Panorama Roof
Illuminated Star
Carbon-Style Rear Spoiler
Rear Chrome Trim
Carbon-Style Mirror Housings
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
Body-Color Rear Spoiler
20" AMG® Multispoke Wheels
19" AMG® Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
20" AMG® Black Multispoke Wheels
19" AMG® Twin 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
19" 10-Spoke Wheels W/Matte Black Accents
Wheel Locking Bolts
Interior Options: 
MBUX Interior Assistant
Dashcam
Burmester Surround Sound System
3rd-Row Seats
Rear Side Airbags
SiriusXM Radio
Heated And Ventilated Front Seats
Inductive Wireless Charging And NFC Pairing
KEYLESS-GO
Heated Steering Wheel
Garage Door Opener
64-Color LED Ambient Lighting W/Illuminated Vents
Heated Front Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Neva Grey/Black, leatherette
#A5ACB4
Bahia Brown, leather
#895338
Black w/Dinamica Inserts and Red Topstitching , leatherette/suede
#000000
Black, leatherette
#000000
Black, leather
#000000
Macchiato Beige, leatherette
#993238
Classic Red/Black, leather
#E2DDDD
Titanium Grey/Black, leather
#71706E