2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MATIC

Pros: Impressively smooth ride in non-AMG models; classy, high-end interior accommodations; quietness

Cons: Mediocre fuel economy in non-diesel models; small-for-the-class dimensions mean cargo room and rear-seat space trail most competitors

CG Says: Mercedes-Benz’s compact SUV sees no significant changes for 2015. The GLK boasts typical Mercedes-Benz refinement, numerous safety features, and a broad range of optional equipment, and all of this makes it a notable contender in its class. However, base prices are rather high, and many expected features are extra-cost items that can quickly inflate the bottom line. Still, this luxury 4-door wagon should appeal to buyers seeking brand prestige in a smaller SUV. Our favorite GLK is the fuel-thrifty BlueTEC diesel, which deftly blends performance and economy.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact SUV
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices GLK350: $37,900
AWD GLK350: $39,900
GLK250 BlueTEC: $39,400

Base Engine
3.5-liter V6
Horsepower
302
Std. Transmission
7-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25

Optional Engine
turbodiesel 2.1-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
200
Std. Transmission
7-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
33

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTEC – Fully Equipped
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK250 BlueTEC