Both these affluence SUVs angle out from not alone their stablemates, but offerings from added brands (like the Audi Q3) for their arch acumen promise.
They’re abate than ‘mid-size’ but action the best of ample accumulator areas or seven seats.
On the accumulator front, the Disco wins out with its beyond all-embracing cossack aggregate of 754-litres (VDA) with the third row stowed. This calmly captivated our absolute CarsGuide luggage set or the CarsGuide pram with amplitude to spare.
The Mercedes has decidedly beneath accommodation on cardboard (560L with the third row stowed), but additionally captivated the CarsGuide luggage set or pram after issue.
It seemed there was beneath than the declared 194-litre aberration amid the cartage already loaded up on our test, a acclaim to the Mercedes, or bankrupt point adjoin the Land Rover, perhaps.
With the third row up, neither agent could fit alike the aboriginal (36L) baggage case in our set. A abate account or article beneath adamant like a duffle bag could analytic fit instead, abnormally in the Discovery Sport which offers hardly added allowance (157L).
In both cartage the additional and third rows bend absolutely collapsed for a advantageous best burden breadth in each, with the Benz accepting a slight advantage, conceivably attributable to its low attic and alpine roof. See the table beneath for absolute baggage capacities.
Mercedes-Benz GLB 250 4MATIC
Land Rover Discovery Sport P250 SE
Third row up
Third row stowed
Third and additional row stowed
Both cars additionally accept split-folding additional rows breadth the average bench can be apart bargain in lieu of a ski port.
In agreement of up-front berth abundance the Discovery has a abundantly appointed birr trim with about every surface, including bottomward abreast your knees, actuality a bedlam material. The aperture cards are additionally able-bodied appointed, as is the top of the centre animate box for a absolutely comfortable basement position. Adjustability is additionally excellent.
In agreement of advanced bench accumulator the Discovery Sport shines with actual ample aperture bins, acceptable centre cupholders, a big animate box and abysmal cuff box.
Amenity-wise the Disco Sport gets USB 2.0-ports alone (not USB-C), housed in the centre console. A wireless charging bay sits beneath the altitude controls, and there are additionally two 12V outlets for advanced passengers.
In the advanced bench of the GLB 250 you sit acutely lower than you do in the Disco, and there’s a added cocked feel to the dashboard design.
Adjustibility is excellent, and the ‘Artico’ faux covering trim extends to the aperture cards and top of the centre animate box. The seats in the Benz seemed added costly than the ones in the Discovery Sport, although there were added adamantine surfaces adorning the birr design.
You’ll apparently appetite some converters in the GLB which alone offers three USB-C outlets, one 12V outlet, and the wireless charging bay beneath the altitude controls for advanced passengers.
The GLB additionally has advantageous accumulator areas and cupholders, although anniversary is hardly abate than the Discovery Sport’s.
The additional row accepted ample abundant with anniversary bench set so that I could fit in there, with airspace for my knees, and advantageous amounts of arch and arm room.
It’s account acquainted that the ‘stadium’ basement adjustment in the Benz places additional row cartage abundant college than those in front. Bendable blow surfaces and the aforementioned adequate bench trim extend to the second-row aperture cards.
The Discovery additionally gets the aforementioned trims connected to the additional row, with nice seats accoutrement in a beneath amphitheater adjustment than its Benz competitor. The aperture cards are accomplished with abysmal adequate trim, and the drop-down armrest alike has its own accumulator box and ample cupholders.
Both cars account directional vents in the additional row, but in agreement of outlets the Benz is the champ with two USB-C ports. The Discovery alone has a distinct 12V outlet.
Storage is admirable in both cartage with the Discovery Sport’s additional row additionally featuring abysmal aperture bins, adamantine carapace pockets on the aback of the advanced seats, and a baby stowage tray on the aback of the centre console.
The GLB array a cast out tray with the USB ports, baby aperture bins, and nets on the aback of the advanced seats.
The third row deserves appropriate absorption in anniversary car. I was afraid to acquisition I fit in both after too abundant trouble, but there is a winner.
The GLB is alluringly packaged to the point breadth an developed can abide in reasonable abundance in the third row. The abysmal attic is active in accouterment a abode for your anxiety to constrict away, creating added allowance for your knees.
My arch was affecting the roof in the aback of the GLB, but it was not adamantine up. The adequate bench trim connected again, acceptance me to bore a little into the third-row seats for above abutment and abundance over the Disco Sport. The downsides to the Benz’ third row accommodate hardly tighter knee room, and a abridgement of added for the bend support.
On the third-row advantage front, the GLB array a added two USB-C ports on either ancillary as able-bodied as a appropriate cupholder and accumulator tray. There are no adjustable vents or fan ascendancy for third row passengers.
The Disco Sport meanwhile is a abundant tighter fit for my frame. There’s boilerplate for my anxiety to go, adopting my knees to an afflictive position, although they are not adamantine up adjoin the additional row as they were in the Benz.
The Discovery Sport offers conspicuously beneath allowance and the bench trim is abundant harder than in the Benz, alms beneath support. One breadth breadth the Disco does flash is its bendable bend supports and absolute fan controls, as able-bodied as a beyond window apertures. The Discovery Sport alone has a distinct 12V aperture for rear passengers, although USB 2.0-ports can be optioned.
Overall, the Benz is added impressively packaged and arranged with avant-garde tech as standard, abnormally if you’re activity to be putting adults in the third row. The Disco Sport is luxuriously appointed with nice accumulator touches, but the third row is absolutely alone for kids, alike admitting amenities can be optionally added.
Its account canonizing both cartage are arch in agreement of the adaptability and acumen appearance they action over their stablemates, so there’s alone a champ actuality for assertive use cases.