Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Expert Review Articles

by Justin Pritchard
February 22, 2018
Watch for unauthorized modifications.
by James Bergeron
September 02, 2015
The Mercedes-Benz B 250, or simply the Mercedes-Benz B-Class, is a vehicle that I had never driven until now.
by Jacob Black
May 21, 2015
“It’s like an airplane!” My daughter has been learning about airplanes in school, and she recognized the dining tray situation immediately.
by Paul Williams
February 12, 2015
Described as a “face lift” year by Mercedes, the latest B 250 – with a starting price of $31,300 – is “modernized,” according to...

Owner Reviews: Mercedes-Benz / B-Class

Average Rating

2009 Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Trim: B200
by larry1 on 10-30-2012
Great MB for a lower Price
This has been a great car for the price. However you have to watch the battery as it will drain when car is parked for 2 weeks.
As you use premium fuel operating costs remain on the higher side for a small vehicle.
After saying all of the above I would still purchase another one.
Overall
4.0
Comfort
4/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
4/5
Is this review useful?
Yes No

2009 Mercedes-Benz B-Class

by canuckroverman on 10-21-2012
Big car in small package
Well built, very solid hatchback that has a very large interior. Family of four with large dog can travel comfortably together. Handling is much better than I would have imagined. Seats are comfortable. Engine pulls well, but it is a four cylinder (non turbo on my model) so do not expect super fast acceleration. It will more than keep up with traffic, however. The manual gearbox makes it more fun to drive, but is hard to find. Worth the search in my view and provides more control in snow and poor weather. Shifting could be better, but it is not a sports car!
Overall
4.5
Comfort
5/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
3/5
Reliability
5/5
Is this review useful?
Yes No

2005 Mercedes-Benz B-Class

Trim: B200
by bimmeup031 on 10-12-2012
Affordable luxury (and cute too!)
I leased the B200 for 3 years and was very happy with my experience. I had seen the A class in Europe and was very excited when I saw the B class arrive in Canada. I took it for a test drive and that was it!

I did test drive the Turbo version but personally I found the Turbo to provide really sudden acceleration that was a bit jarring. And to be honest in this type of car (i.e. a compact SUV) I don't see the point. I went with the Autotronic CVT transmission which is great for those of us who want to have that feel of a manual transmission (but you can change back to Auto if you're feeling lazy). The option to use Manual was especially handy when driving in snowy conditions - I took my B through some pretty treacherous road conditions & came through with flying colours.

Pros - comfortable & functional interior, TONS of space and fold flat back seats mean you can fit just about anything in this car, great fit & finish as you would expect from a luxury car maker like MB & I really think it's a cute looking car ;) Also great on fuel.

Cons - the ride. I sometimes felt like I was driving a bus (I had been used to a sport car so this was a bit departure) and I would feel every bump in uneven pavement.

I had no issues over my 3 years with the B. I think it would be a great vehicle for a family especially if you were looking for something between a car and an SUV. And assuming you go for the base vs the Turbo model I think it's amazingly reasonable for a luxury car. Really my only reservation in recommending is the ride - it definitely feels like you are driving a SUV vs a car
Overall
4.0
Comfort
3/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
5/5
Is this review useful?
Yes No
Information or opinions expressed in these reviews are not endorsed by autoTRADER.ca
Have comments about autoTRADER.ca Owner Reviews? Send us an email

Nearby Vehicles

Vehicle Research

Search
Similar Make/Model