Updated for 2013 with a re-styled exterior, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is a compact luxury crossover powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 305 hp, for a 0-60 time of 6.6 seconds. Paired with a 7-speed automatic transmission the GLK-Class achieves an EPA estimated 16 mpg city and 23 mpg highway. The optional 4MATIC all-wheel-drive integrates with the standard electronic stability program for maximum effectiveness when cornering. Other features include agility control suspension, trailer stability assist, 20-inch wheels, bi-xenon headlamps with active curve illumination, panorama roof, keyless start, premium sound system, navigation system, 6-disc CD/DVD changer, rearview camera, rear seat entertainment system, and enhanced voice control. Safety is comprised of park assist, night security illumination, advanced tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS), anti-lock braking system (ABS), and 11-way airbag protection. The GLK-Class is backed by a 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.Read more Read less
For 2013, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class sees a few changes. For starters, the small SUV receives an updated headlight treatment, now with LED running lights. The taillights are now LED-based and the 19-inch alloy wheels have been redesigned. Under the hood, the 3.5L V6 has been updated, with direct-injected output now rated at 302 hp and 273 ft-lb of torque, up from the previous 268 hp and 258 ft-lb. Steering is now electromechanically assisted rather than hydraulically assisted. Inside, the shifter has moved from the console to the steering column, the air vents have been restyled, and burled wood now spans the dashboard. New exterior paint, upholstery and leather colors complete the 2013 updates.
Manageable size and maneuverability; interior space; strong acceleration; available 4-wheel drive
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class borrows the appearance of the automaker's larger sport-utility vehicles but is actually a very manageable size for city-dwellers. The GLK-Class has a powerful 302-horsepower V6, car-like independent suspension and upright 8-way power-adjustable seating, featuring a decidedly car-like experience. 23 cubic-feet of cargo space in back means the GLK-Class is practical as well. Fold the rear seat down and that space more than doubles, to 54 cubic feet. Available 4MATIC 4-wheel drive provides all-weather sure-footedness. Starting price on the GLK-Class is under $38,000.