IN A CLASS OF ITS OWN
and your driving life will definitely be more enjoyable and secure with all the fruit and safety gear. They will depreciate faster than basic models so you need to be thinking about the long- term value. been updated with more quality and refinement and that makes it a smart pick. The brand has one of the best reputations in Australia. The classiest contender on your SUV list is solid, refined and quick — even quicker with the 162kW engine in the range- topping Highline package. But even spending nearly $ 50,000 doesn’t get you the full safety package. The driver assistance option adds $ 2000. Test the VW and Benz back to back then crunch the numbers. The Tiguan is the winner in a straight- out top- end SUV comparison but the B- Class is from a different, better world. If you don’t need the size of an SUV and the extra money isn’t a dealbreaker, the B250 is the one.
In proportion: Mercedes B250; below from left, Kia Sportage, Mazda CX- 5 and VW Tiguan