Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0

The B-Class doesn't have a Euro NCAP crash test rating yet, but the smaller A-Class received the maximum five stars. All cars are fitted with an electronic stability programme - an important feature in helping control the car in a skid - and six airbags are standard. Rear side airbags are optional, while the rear seats have Isofix mounting points for child seats.

The standard steer control system, should also help prevent crashes.

It misses out on a maximum score here because a major selling point of its interior - the Easy-Vario removable rear seatbacks and front passenger seat - is a £205 option. Even without this feature, the B-class is still very useful. The boot has a double layer floor which - at its highest setting - creates a flat surface between the boot and the folded rear seats.

At its lowest position it offers a more generous boot compartment - 506 litres while maximum luggage capacity is 2,205 litres. There's also no seven-seat option, unlike many other people carriers.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz B-Class (05-11).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Manual sunroof
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
SE optional equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Manual sunroof
  • Parking sensors

SPORT equipment

SPORT standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
SPORT optional equipment
  • Cruise control

Turbo equipment

Turbo standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sports seats
Turbo optional equipment
None available