With everything going on, it feels like summer has been put on hold. Many of us have canceled our vacations to wisely avoid crowds, flights, and risks. However, as we adapt to the current issues we’re all facing, it’s important to stay connected with our family and friends. That’s why the Sears Imported Autos team thinks that this summer is the perfect time for a good ole fashioned road trip. Road trips present opportunities to visit amazing national parks, learn from historical landmarks, and bond with our travel buddies along the way. Things are opening back up and with the right safety precautions, you can enjoy the open road with your loved ones. All you need are snacks, a good playlist, a few points of interest, and the perfect vehicle to get you there. We can’t help you choose the perfect travel buddies, but we can help you select the best vehicle to enjoy the journey. To have the best possible trip, you’ll need to check these things off your list: comfort, fuel economy, safety, and technology. This sounds daunting but the Mercedes-Benz GLB checks all the boxes.

More Smiles Per Gallon

If you’re going to be covering a lot of miles, you’ll want to make the most out of every gallon. The GLB is standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission. With up to 30 mpg on the highway, you’ll find yourself making more memories and fewer pit stops.* This powertrain produces both power and efficiency, the perfect combo for a road trip. The available 4MATIC® all-wheel drive system can send traction to the wheels that need it most and DYNAMIC SELECT gives you the control to tailor how the GLB responds to your inputs. No matter what your trip puts in your path, the Mercedes-Benz GLB can help you conquer it. 

Room for More Cargo and Comfort

Road trips inherently involve spending long hours in your vehicle, so it’s important to have plenty of comfort and space to stretch out. Premium upholstery brings a level of luxury and comfort you’ll appreciate for miles to come. Everyone will argue over who gets driving duty and shotgun thanks to the driver and passenger adjustable seats. Spacious rear seats also offer custom comfort for hours of riding. Seating for up to seven with split-folding rear seats makes it a breeze to load up. Automatic climate control makes sure all passengers get to enjoy the most optimal temperature, so there won’t be any arguing over one passenger being too hot and another being too cold. The more people you bring, the more luggage you’ll have, so cargo space is essential. The GLB provides the space you need and then some.

Protection While You’re on the Road

With a car full of people, it can be hard to focus on the road. The Mercedes-Benz GLB is loaded with driver safety features to make it easier to navigate the open road safely. Standard safety features like Active Brake Assist, ATTENTION ASSIST, Crosswind Assist, Adaptive braking technology, Electronic Stability Program (ESP), Rain-sensing windshield wipers, and an Electric Traction System give you powerful safety features that are especially helpful during long drives. If you’re craving even more safety features, available options like Speed Limit Assist, Blind Spot Assist, Active Parking Assist, Active Emergency Stop Assist, Active Lane Keeping Assist, PRE-SAFE PLUS, and a Surround View System to give you total confidence while you travel.

Stay Connected from Anywhere

No matter where your travels take you, the Mercedes-Benz GLB has the technology you need to stay in touch and on the route. You’ll find a seamless infotainment experience thanks to the Mercedes-Benz User Experience (MBUX). Whether you want to use natural language voice control, the 7-inch touchscreen display, touchpad controller, or steering wheel Touch Control buttons, finding directions to a new restaurant or sending a text message is easy. Connect to your smartphone with standard Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, Bluetooth®, and four USB-C ports.

We’re excited to take advantage of summer and all the excitement that the season brings. Despite all that’s going on right now, we think that it’s more important than ever that we come together and spend valuable time with our loved ones. If you’re ready to load up and explore the open road this summer, contact the Sears Imported Autos sales team. We can help you find the best vehicle to see the country with your family. 

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* * EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.