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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class SUV

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Review of the 2011 GLK-Class

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz might not boast class-leading space or fuel mileage, but tops the compact crossover’s structure and layers of technology.

feel; impressive ride and impeccably crafted cabin; options.

What’s New for 2011

The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class remains unchanged. A driver-side knee and lower front-seat side have been added. On the list there’s a new AMG Sport

Introduction

It is no accident that the Mercedes’ smallest and least SUV, leaped into the compact crossover market year as an immediately desirable After all, Mercedes-Benz the combination of SUV utility and luxury-car with its ML-Class SUV in the late About five years Mercedes showed it could put an excellent full-size luxury SUV as with the GL-Class. The company lacked an entry for the growing crossover segment, however. So year the GLK350 came to fill the gap.

Drawing from Mercedes’ store of components, the 2011 GLK is based on the C-Class sedan and Mercedes’ familiar 3.5-liter V6 and automatic transmission. And despite one of the cheapest Benz models, the GLK is to such a high standard its price premium over similarly equipped competitors well worth it. Go over tracks and the body doesn’t a bit, nor does any jiggling your backside. This SUV feels like you could over a land mine and nothing but a muted thump. The might not be perfect, but when it to meticulous build quality, it has no equal in this segment.

The is also a chip off the old C-Class — and we do mean block. The are virtually identical, but they’re on an upright dash with a curved surface in sight. done up in black, the GLK’s cabin is the most stereotypically environment short of a Stuttgart garden. What it may lack in though, the GLK interior more makes up for with superior and impeccable fit and finish.

However, there are a couple of downsides to the GLK. Its maximum capacity and rear legroom slightly behind the leaders luxury SUVs, so if you’re for the extra room, there may be choices. Families who often the rear seat will prefer the Volvo XC60 or the larger Lexus RX 350, and who care more about driving than luggage would do well to consider the RDX, Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Infiniti

Even if it’s not the quickest or of the compact crossovers, the GLK350 out because it so effortlessly blends the of luxury motoring with as well as any vehicle on the road. Not all have upheld these but the GLK most certainly earns its star.

Body Styles, Levels, and Options

The 2011 Mercedes GLK-Class crossover SUV is available in one trim known as the Mercedes-Benz GLK350. equipped with all-wheel it is the GLK350 4Matic. Standard includes 19-inch wheels, control, automatic headlamps, power front seats, MB Tex vinyl upholstery, dual-zone climate control, a power steering wheel, Bluetooth and an stereo with a CD player and an audio jack.

The Premium 1 adds a panoramic sunroof, a tailgate, rain-sensing wipers, mirrors, driver seat settings, driver seat lumbar support, a 115-volt outlet and satellite radio. The package adds a navigation a rearview camera, the electronics voice controls, digital storage, an iPod/USB audio and a six-CD changer.

The Appearance adds 20-inch wheels and roof rails. The AMG Sport offers the roof rails, wheels, AMG bumpers and LED daytime lights. Other options a styling package, adaptive headlights, front and rear sensors, a panoramic sunroof, ignition/entry, an 11-speaker Harman surround-sound audio system, front seats and a rear entertainment system with front-headrest-mounted displays.

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Powertrains and Performance

The 2011 GLK350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 an output of 268 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of A seven-speed automatic transmission Comfort, Sport and Manual is standard. Rear-wheel drive is and all-wheel drive (known as is optional. In Edmunds performance a GLK350 4Matic accelerated zero to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds, an average for this segment. Estimated economy is 16 mpg city/21 mpg highway and 18 mpg with 4Matic. The rear-wheel-drive GLK the highway number up to 23 mpg.

The GLK standard with stability antilock disc brakes brake assist, front-seat airbags, side curtain and, new for 2011, a front airbag and driver/passenger pelvic Parking sensors and Mercedes’ emergency telematics are optional.

In brake testing, a GLK 4Matic to a stop from 60 mph in 119 feet a good number for this of vehicle.

Interior Design and Special

There isn’t a hint of curve to be found anywhere the GLK, but the geometric lines are by an abundance of amenities and framed an elegant simplicity that the exterior’s no-nonsense character. The and materials are of an obviously high and even Mercedes’ vinyl could be mistaken for real Headroom is ample all around but legroom is tight, and climbing in and out the small rear door can be difficult.

A few systems are overly to operate and the climate controls are a little low, but the overall of physical dash buttons, controls and the optional multifunction knob make the GLK no less than other cars extravagant electronics. Maximum capacity is 54.7 cubic which is less than luxury competitors, but the rear are easy to fold flat the need arises for more room.

Given the compromises of height and weight commensurate its class of vehicle, the 2011 GLK is beautifully balanced and evokes to the C-Class sedan, its closest relative. If the GLK is not quite as sporty as the X3 or Q5, its solid structure, compliant quality and maneuverability through urban streets are sure to to the GLK’s likely buyer.

With its 268-hp V6, the GLK’s isn’t breathtaking, but the dual give off a pleasant Germanic during aggressive driving. On the the V6 is remarkably quiet, emitting an imperceptible purr. The seven-speed is remarkably smooth even in mode, but it can be a bit slow to downshift at

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