2013 MercedesBenz GLK350 Road Test by Dan Jedlicka

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2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350

The 2013 Mercees-Benz GLK350 luxury crossover is mainly for couples without kids or who rarely carry rear

Prices: $37,090-$39,090

Mercedes ground in the prestige market against Cadillac in the 1970s, its seats and ride were too for many Americans accustomed to U.S. luxury cars.

But seems like an eternity and Mercedes vehicles such as its new GLK350 crossover fit nicely the growing luxury crossover here.

The new GLK350 has a list of $37,090 with rear-wheel and $39,090 with Mercedes’ “4Matic” all-wheel drive. are reasonable prices for such a with lots of comfort and items, such as dual-zone climate control and power

However, this model’s packages aren’t cheap. My test GLK350 4-Matic had a package with a panoramic and power hatch and a $2,790 Package with such as a rear-vision camera for safer up.

Standard safety items electronic stability system and an traction systembesides a bunch of air

The new GLK350 now has a 305-horsepower direct-injection which gains 34 horsepower 2012. Also new are updated a more-elegant interior, revised steering and more standard and items.

The 0-60 mph time improves to 6.4 seconds, and there’s always of power on hand. I imagine sustained autobahn cruising at 100 mph is no A diesel model with but gobs of torque, comes in 2013.

Fuel economy is good for the gas-engine GLK350 weighs approximately 4,000 A smooth, responsive 7-speed transmission helps fuel but can only help so much.

economy is 19 mpg in the city and 25 on highways rear-drive and 19 and 24 with all-wheel

The front cabin of the GLK350 is with nicely shaped power seats that good support. But the rear-seat is tight, and narrow rear make for awkward entry and

Occupants sit high for a good and a low floor makes it easy to in or outat least in the front. folding outside mirrors enhance driver visibility.

The GLK is for singles or young families kids or for folks who rarely rear-seat occupants.

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Mercedes traditionally had rather stark interiors. For a long time, the even felt that were silly. But it learned Americans like their The new GLK350 thus has a quiet, interior with more materials, including burl wood trim.

However, there are too many radio buttons, and it takes time to get used to the electronic

The rather odd tiny gearshift stalk near the steering saves front space but can be to operate in a hurry.

The steering is controlled by an easily gripped adjustable wheel. The supple, suspension initially may feel a bit But it easily soaks up nasty while providing a good and fairly agile handling. anti-lock brakes with an system are controlled by a pedal a nice linear action.

doors pockets are useful, and a deep covered console But the small rear door are mostly useless, and the plastic that pop out from the rear fold-down armrest seem Front console cupholders are and nicely positioned to avoid

There’s a decent, if not overly cargo area. And rear fold flat to increase space. While wide, the opening is somewhat high if you load heavy or awkward

The padded hood opens on hydraulic struts, but a huge cover conceals the engine.

The GLK350 manages to retain its Mercedes “feel,” while Americans more of what want.

Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK
Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK
Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK
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