Mercedes B-Class mini MPV (2012-2014): owner reviews

"The Mercedes B-Class offers plenty of space, impressive build quality and superb levels of comfort."

Carbuyer Rating

3.3 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.2 out of 5

Reviews

Owner Reviews

  • 5 out of 5
  • 4 out of 5
  • 3 out of 5
  • 2 out of 5
  • 1 out of 5
thumbs down44%of people would recommend this car to a friend

Common Problems

  • Suspension (2 cases)
  • Engine (1 case)
  • Brakes, Engine (1 case)
  • Brakes (1 case)
  • Brakes, Gearbox / clutch (1 case)
  • Other (4 cases)
  • Electrics (2 cases)

Review 1 of 57

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

57
Tell us what you think about your car?
No issues with the car in the short time that I have owned it
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Cvt

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Tell us what you think about your car?
ALARM ISSUES, SHOCK ABSORBER AND SUSPENSION ISSUES
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

25
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very reliable.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Cvt

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
Onlllllllllly a shock absorber needed under warranty
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Brilliant,nothings gone wrong in 5.5 yrs well done mb! Yes the turning circle is its main problem and steering a bit wooden but the ride, comfort{standard suspension,thank god} and the turbo power when needed has been a joy to own and drive. Still a great pity the mb dealer is still lousy at acknowledgement of a customer in its showroom and to pricey for service work.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Blue Efficiancy SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Quality image. Practical seat height for us. Dropping into cars no longer practical. Do not want 4x4 or other lesser quality brands. So the b class is the only one to suit.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

b190, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Difficult to drive: very poor lock: laboured: uncomfortable: no arm rests Good fuel economy: good visibility: i like the parking sensors
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

cdi sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Mercedes what more can i say....reliable, safty features, lovely to drive I suppose a little bit on over priced,but you know it's built well. You get what you pay for.....
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
It's a great car for practical reasons, if not the most inspiring of drives. The engine is rather noisy compared to similar units from bmw or audi.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

sport, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE Leather, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
I know the motoring mags don't rate the "b" class highly, but having had other mercs, bmws' audis' subarus' this b has proved its worth in summer and winter, todate it has been completely reliable and drives as if on rails, i don't do drifting anymore, but am still a rapid progress motorist, as opposed to a speeding motorist, it leaves nothing to be desired in the comfort stakes either
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very under rated. The transmission is silky smooth and just wafts along. Interior space surprises everyone both with regard to passenger accommodation and load space. Fuel economy is good, build quality excellent. This car does everything i need a car to do and does it all well.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
I am delighted
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

56.5
Tell us what you think about your car?
Owing to a foreign holiday and a personal injury which rendered me unable to drive, the car has only done 450 miles so it is too soon to make a judgement.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems as yet
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
flimsy under tray - broke within 50 iles of leaving dealer
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
It is probably one of the most under estimated cars by the car-press. A most wonderful, extremely safe and practical machine, everybody should be able to afford one!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good small family car.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
It takes me a long time to choose my next car, so, generally i finish up with exactly what suits me best at the time.Good Test drives are a must.Autoexpress Is essential.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very capable ,often overlooked car - enormous inside.long -legged and easy to drive
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
Nothing has failed or broken, but it does rattle and squeak a bit
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Cvt

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Tell us what you think about your car?
Broken Half Shaft, Broken seat back, Broken wiring to turn signal and wing mirror
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Underpowered, thirsty
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Cvt

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
Only owned for a short time but seems extremely good
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43
Tell us what you think about your car?
Clutch failed at 3000 miles, dealer refuses to repair under warranty.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

sport, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Solid build quality and good economy.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

B150se, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Practical but numbingly dull. Had bmw z4 before but baby called for practicality. Good build quality though.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

se, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good all round performance
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Expensive to buy new but excellent used buy good service interval 15000 miles and good economy, suspension a little hard but hard to find any other faults
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Fantastic all rounder
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Practical comfortable well built load lugger(when needed)
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SPORT, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Best yet
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

designo, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good all rounder
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Diesel, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50.5
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
First class, never had any problems with this car or previous Mercedes.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
its all over very good
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

B180 CDI SE

Year

2005

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48
Tell us what you think about your car?
I got my B-Class this year after researching a viewing Ford C-Max and VW Golf Plus vehicles. I found that for a second hand car the vehicle that maintained it's interior the best and didn't look as tired was the Merc B Class. Mine has all leather interior so benefits from being easy to clean. The aluminium trim int he cabin has got a couple of knocks but I did see other B-Classes with much worse. I have found the most surprising thing to be the economy of the car. On my 12 mile commute to work I usually get around 57mpg, it's half through town and half 60mpg country A roads, I am looking forward to seeing what it achieves on a trip down to Cornwall. The car is very comfortable with the seats being exceptionally comfy.Allt he extra electronics make driving a pleasure. The car is a bit noisy for a merc. but hey ho it's still much much quieter than many diesels on the road. It has excellent confident acceleration for manoevers around 40 mpg drivers and pastel coloured Wagon R's. I really like the rain sensors, auto lights, tyre pressure and blown bulb indicators. The headlamps that turn with the car are also a useful benefit. When I bought the car it had the "machine gun door lock" problem which was replaced by the garage. This is a well documented problem, I believe it can be fixed if treated early with a spot of WD40 down the lock pin shaft. Only one other problem was that the previous owner had put something like Turtle Wax in the windscreen wash solution tank which had bunged up the jets and made the windscreen a smeary mess all the time. All fixed now though, thankfully the windscreen wash tank in this car is enormous and has a correspondingly large 12cm diameter tank opening! My vehicle only had 43K on the clock so it drives very well and feels good. I like the high up driving position too.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

B250 with Sport package

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Took delivery of my new Silver B250 2 weeks ago, so far loving her! I actually traded my 2013 MKVI GTI for it. In Canada, we got the B250 with 211 bhp and 258 lbs. Torque version. Took her out this morning and use the Sport mode the first time and what a blast! The B250 is definitely more powerful and responsive than the standard GTI. Can't wait to tune the ECU to the AMG spec and see what the little Merc can do on our own backyard - Rocky Mountain roads.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Too slow, not what we were lead to believe by dealer
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SE, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

CDi, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2006

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
In the main it does what the box says. The interior design is not good for a premium brand. The radio/cd is rubbish and the control of it from the steering wheel is is dangerous. The so called computer display shows the wrong info unless you fiddle with it which is dangerous while moving. Engine is ok. Turning circle is huge which makes it difficult to park for a smallish car.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

CDI sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Good but pricey Excessive wear on front tyres
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2008

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sport, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Tell us what you think about your car?
Overall a good car but only for city driving. Sport model has a very unsettled ride in the city, with a low front end that can sometimes catch speed bumps when you are in a hurry.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

Sports, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year

2007

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Very good car. Had persistant rattles to start with. now sorted.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

CDi, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2009

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Tell us what you think about your car?
Plus: comfortable, sedate motoring. Excellent motorway cruiser. superb load carrier. Minus: engine vibration at low revs, fuel economy not best in class
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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