The 2014 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
Mercedes-Benz now sells a diesel-powered version of the GLK-Class. The advantages are two-fold: more torque and better fuel economy. The new trim, dubbed the GLK250 BlueTEC starts at just about $1500 more than its gasoline powered sibling and offers effortless performance with few of the traditional diesel disadvantages.
Manageable size and maneuverability; interior space; strong acceleration; available 4-wheel drive
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK borrows the appearance of the automaker's larger sport-utility vehicles but is actually a very manageable size for city-dwellers. The GLK has a powerful 302-horsepower V6, car-like independent suspension and upright 8-way power-adjustable seating, featuring a decidedly car-like experience. Twenty-three cubic-feet of cargo space in back means the GLK 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 $39,000.