Comparison - Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited 2019 - vs - Mercedes-Benz GLB 2020

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Average Price: 
$
32,845
Updated: 
29 Apr 2019
$
38,600
Updated: 
27 Jun 2020
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2020
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
8-speed dual-clutch
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
15.90gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Carbide Gray Metallic
#505666
Crystal Black Silica
#000000
Crystal Black Silica
#000000
Crystal White Pearl
#E7E7E7
Crystal White Pearl
#E7E7E7
Ice Silver Metallic
#B7B8C5
Lapis Blue Pearl
#294989
Tungsten Metallic
#BAB690
Twilight Blue Metallic
#566B99
Venetian Red Pearl
#8D1111
Wilderness Green Metallic
#97A497
Cinnamon Brown Pearl
#3F2927
Abyss Blue Pearl
#2B4566
Magnetite Gray Metallic
#505666
Color: 
Polar White
#F7F7F7
Night Black
#282D31
Digital White metallic
#E3E3E3
Cosmos Black metallic
#0B1016
Iridium Silver metallic
#9FA0A2
Mountain Grey metallic
#747578
Mojave Silver metallic
#757577
Denim Blue metallic
#11284A
Galaxy Blue metallic
#0F2681
Patagonia Red metallic
#74141C

Electric

Seconds from 0 to 60mph: 
6.90s

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Subaru Outback makes a sensible crossover SUV alternative.

Pros
Like a crossover SUV, but better
No shortage of safety gear
Spacious, refined interior
Rides and handles well
Better off-road than many SUVs

Cons
6-cylinder engine guzzles fuel…
… but 4-cylinder can feel pokey
Starting to show its age here and there
Touring needs roof rack cross bars

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Subaru Outback ranked #3 in Wagons. Currently the Subaru Outback has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 42 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
Roomy seats and great visibility
Class-leading amount of cargo space
Impressive set of standard tech and safety features

Cons
Acceleration is slow with the base engine
Throttle for base engine is overly sensitive at times

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Subaru Outback is both wagon and SUV. It has the profile of a wagon, yet its traction-enhancing all-wheel-drive system and extra ground clearance make it more capable off-road than most other SUVs. Like other modern Subarus, it's also packed with the latest safety features.Subaru's EyeSight driver assist suite is now standard on all Outbacks.Base 2.5i trim gets additional USB ports.

PROS
Spacious and comfortable cabin
Roof and cargo-loading heights are lower than those of most SUVs
Excellent visibility in all directions
Off-road ability is above average

CONS
Acceleration is lackluster, especially with four-cylinder engine
Sensitive gas pedal at low speeds
Modest handling capabilities

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2020 GLB-Class is the smallest Mercedes that can be equipped with three rows of seats.

Pros
Chunky styling
Lots of tech
Right-sized

Cons
Third row looks tight
Too many Mercedes SUVs?
Bound to be expensive

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Slotting into the narrow space between the GLA-Class and the GLC-Class is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLB-Class compact crossover, but this mini-ute pulls its boxier styling from the vaunted GLE- and G-Class SUVs. We saw the concept in April at the Shanghai auto show and Mercedes-Benz unveiled the production model, in all its mini-ute glory, at an event in June; we expect the GLB to be on sale by the end of 2019.

By: 
caranddriver.com

Mercedes-Benz launches new-generation cars every other week, but whole new nameplates are rarer things. Enter the family-focused GLB small SUV...

Pros
Back seat and boot space
Comfortable suspension
Cool design inside and out

Cons
Transmission calibration issues
Base engine is nothing special
Is there scope for a diesel?

By: 
caradvice.com.au

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
23.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
32.00mpg
31.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Flat
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
2.00L
Torque: 
174ft-lbs
at 4 000rpm
258ft-lbs
at 1 800rpm
Horsepower: 
175hp
at 5 800rpm
221hp
at 5 500rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.10Feet
38.40Feet

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: 
no
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
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Electric power steering
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Cargo Floor Mats
Keyless Ignition
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Leather Steering Wheel
4-way manually adjustable steering column
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
189.60in
182.40in
Width: 
72.40in
72.20in
Height: 
66.50in
65.30in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
7.90in
Front Track: 
61.80in
63.20in
Rear Track: 
62.20in
Wheel Base: 
108.10in
111.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.80
40.70
Rear Head Room: 
38.90
39.30
Front Leg Room: 
42.90in
41.10in
Rear leg room: 
38.10in
38.10in
Front Hip Room: 
55.50in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.10in
55.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
55.00in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.30in
54.90in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
73.30cu.ft
62.00cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
2700lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
35.50cu.ft
22.00cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
18.40degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.70degrees
Curb Weight: 
3686.00lbs
3759.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
no

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
no
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Remote Keyless Power Door Locks
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket front seats
Leather
Height adjustable driver seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
8-Way Power Driver Seat
4-Way Power Passenger Seat
Power front seats with 3-position memory
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Rear Ventilation Ducts With Fan Control
Heated
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-wheel independent suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Air conditioning
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Leather Steering Wheel
Heated power side mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
12 total speakers
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
7-inch high-resolution touch screen
576 Watts Stereo Output
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
1 Subwoofer(S)
Voice Control with Natural Language Understanding
"Hey, Mercedes" keyword activation
7-inch digital instrument cluster
7-inch touchscreen multimedia display
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Intermittent rear wiper
Roof rack
Variable intermittent wipers
LED Headlamp
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0-In
18 X 7.5 In.
Wheels more: 
All season tires
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
60
Width: 
235.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated Front Disc
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Solid 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
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear height adjustable headrests
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Blind-Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Antitheft alarm system with remote panic feature
Rear-window wiper with auto-on in Reverse
Electric parking brake
Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
Brake Assist (BAS)
Downhill Speed Regulation (DSR)
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

Options

Packages: 
Moonroof + Navigation System + High Beam Assist + Reverse Automatic Braking + LED Steering Responsive Headlights
Popular Package 2
Protection Package #1
Standard Model
AMG Line
Premium Package
Exterior Lighting Package
Driver Assistance Package
Multimedia Package
Night Package
Parking Assistance Package
Exterior Options: 
Body Side Molding - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Body Side Molding - Abyss Blue Pearl
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirrors W/Approach Light
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Wilderness Green Metallic
Body Side Molding - Tungsten Metallic
Trailer Hitch
Wheel Arch Moldings
Body Side Molding - Crimson Red Pearl
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Tungsten Metallic
Door Edge Guards- Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards- Tungsten Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Magnetite Gray Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crimson Red Pearl
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Edge Guards - Wilderness Green Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Abyss Blue Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Cinnamon Brown Pearl
Rear Spoiler
LED Logo Projector
Carbon-Style Front Spoiler
Wheel Locks
20" AMG Multispoke Wheels
Illuminated Star
Body-Color Rear Spoiler
20" AMG Black Multispoke Wheels
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels
Carbon-Style Mirror Housings
Carbon-Style Rear Spoiler
Rear Chrome Trim
Carbon-Style Side Clading
19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
Panorama Roof
19" 10-Spoke Wheels W/Matte Black Accents
Interior Options: 
Rear Seatback Protector
Cargo Separator
All-Weather Floor Liners
Footwell Illumination Kit
LED Upgrade- Map And Dome Lights
Cargo Net
Sunshade
Cargo Net- Rear Seatback
All-Weather Floor Mats
MBUX Interior Assistant
Head-Up Display
Burmester Surround Sound System
3rd-Row Seats
Multicontour Seats
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: 
Slate Black Cloth, cloth
#29292B
Warm Ivory Cloth, cloth
#8C867E
Titanium Gray Leather, leather
#605E53
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
Classic Red/Black, leather
#993238
Macchiato Beige, leatherette
#E2DDDD
Titanium Grey/Black, leather
#71706E