These are two very close SUVs in the Mercedes range but they have big differences between them.
Mercedes GLA against Mercedes GLB, these are their five main differences. These are two very close SUVs in the Mercedes range but they have big differences between them. Both fight in the compact SUV segment but each of them has a well-defined personality. While the GLB aims at a more familiar market niche, the GLA seeks to attract the younger public with its aesthetics and equipment.
The big difference between the two SUVs is their bodywork. The Mercedes GLA has a length of 4.41 meters, the width is 1.83 meters and the height of 1.61 meters. Its wheelbase is 2.72 meters and the trunk offers a capacity of 435 liters, slightly less in its hybrid variant. Meanwhile, the GLB has a length of 4.63m, a width of 1.83m and a height of 1.65m, with a wheelbase of 2.82m. It offers a trunk of between 570 and 760 liters depending on the seating configuration.
The aesthetics of both models is well differentiated. Regardless of its measurements, where the GLB wins, the GLA is a more attractive car to the naked eye thanks to the fact that it must not make concessions to offer a large interior space. Its rear window falls in a sportier way and its bodywork is more compact. On the other hand, the GLB seeks to offer a very comfortable interior space, penalizing the image section in some points.
The interior design bears many similarities, but the GLB has an ace up its sleeve. This is the option to offer up to seven seats in your cabin, an option that the GLA cannot offer, as you can imagine. In this way, the Mercedes GLB is placed in another market niche, serving a public that is looking for a car for the family or that needs extra space.
The range of engines is practically identical except for one engine. The GLB does not currently have a hybrid option, the 250 e known in the brand that does offer the Mercedes GLA. Both ranges start with the 200 variant, both also have diesel versions, and even the AMG 35. But the GLB does not currently sell the hybrid variant that the GLA does.
The Mercedes GLB starts at a price of 48,243 euros, an amount that gives you access to the GLB 200 variant with a 163-horsepower gasoline engine. For its part, the Mercedes GLA starts at 45,718 euros, the access version being the same with a 163-horsepower gasoline engine.