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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class SUV


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


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 GLK-Class luxury crossover SUV is in one trim level known as the GLK350. When equipped all-wheel drive, it is the GLK350 Standard equipment includes wheels, cruise control, headlamps, eight-way power seats, MB Tex premium vinyl dual-zone automatic climate a power tilt-and-telescoping steering Bluetooth and an eight-speaker stereo a CD player and an auxiliary audio

The Premium 1 package adds a sunroof, a power tailgate, wipers, auto-dimming mirrors, seat memory settings, seat power lumbar a 115-volt household outlet and radio. The Multimedia package a navigation system, a rearview the electronics interface, voice digital music storage, an audio interface and a six-CD

The Appearance package adds wheels and aluminum roof The AMG Sport package offers the rails, 20-inch wheels, AMG and LED daytime running lights. options include a styling adaptive bi-xenon headlights, and rear parking sensors, a sunroof, keyless ignition/entry, an Harman Kardon surround-sound system, heated front and a rear seat entertainment with dual front-headrest-mounted

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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 Features

There isn’t a of French curve to be found inside the GLK, but the geometric are softened by an abundance of amenities and within an elegant simplicity echoes the exterior’s no-nonsense The craftsmanship and materials are of an obviously standard, and even Mercedes’ upholstery could be mistaken for leather. Headroom is ample all but rear legroom is tight, and in and out through the small rear openings can be difficult.

A few systems are overly complicated to and the climate controls are mounted a low, but the overall combination of dash buttons, steering-wheel and the optional multifunction COMAND make the GLK no less friendly other cars with electronics. Maximum cargo is 54.7 cubic feet, is less than most competitors, but the rear seats are to fold flat when the arises for more luggage

Given the compromises of ride and weight commensurate with its of vehicle, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK is balanced and evokes comparison to the sedan, its closest showroom If the GLK is not quite as sporty as the X3 or Q5, its incredibly structure, compliant ride and maneuverability through tight streets are sure to appeal to the 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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