Should I buy one?

At £34,200 this 200 Sport represents the entry point to GLB ownership, undercutting the cheapest Disco Sport by around £5,000. Factor in it’s lower emissions and smoother drivetrain than the pricier diesels, plus its likely use as a laidback and versatile family runaround, and it’s arguably the pick of the bunch. 

Comfort and refinement are the order of the day with the GLB. It’s not as crisp to steer as a Disco Sport, but seven-seat versatility makes it easy to live with, while the interior – and the widescreen dash in particular – give it a classy feel that others struggle to match. You’ll never revel in the driving a GLB, but with sales of MPVs flat-lining and more compact seven-seaters almost non existent, the GLB certainly has an undeniable appeal.

Mercedes-Benz GLB 200 specification

Where Malaga, Spain Price £34,200 On sale Now Engine 4-cyls, 1332cc, turbocharged petrol Power 161bhp at 5,500rpm Torque 184lb ft at 1,620-4,000rpm Gearbox 7-spd automatic Kerb weight 1555kg Top speed 129mph 0-62mph 9.1sec Fuel economy 36.2-40.4mpg CO2 134g/km Rivals Land Rover Discovery Sport, Audi Q3, BMW X1