Based on 85 Ratings for the 2010 - 2014 models.Review this car
By butch on Thursday, August 29, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 23,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Size, Highway gas Mileage, handling, smooth ride"
Cons: "City gas mileage, DVD not good, no memory card"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This is a great size SUV which can fit a 6’ person comfortably in the front or back seating area. Gets good highway gas mileage, handles great and has a smooth ride. City gas mileage is not so good in hot climate. My GLK had better city gas mileage in Hawaii then it has in Texas. Sound system is great, but you should get the six pack CD player if you drive a lot (DVD doesn’t work while driving). Also memory card and backup assist is not standard, but it should be."
4 people out of 4 found this review helpful
By Chan on Monday, July 01, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 25,000overall rating 6 of 10rating details
Pros: "Ride, cute exterior, old-school luxury interior"
Cons: "Throttle response, fuel economy"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"This is actually my mother's car (I drive a brand that begins with a P), but I've driven it frequently enough to form an impression. Reliability seems to have been a non-issue over 2 years, although a front suspension/shock groan has surfaced recently. The Mercedes-Benz hallmarks are all here. Cabin is impressively stiff and isolated for the price. Doors shut with a sound that whispers money. 80 mph feels like 50. And so on. Car has the Premium Package w/ Nav, getting typical toys like power tailgate and rear camera. Synthetic seats are a tad rubbery, but TOUGH as nails and do not appear to wear at all. Wood trim and silver accents are old-world-elegant, and the interior is generally angular and conservative. These are what keep my mother going back to the brand. Very Benzo. Unfortunately, that's where the positives end. It doesn't seem to be any more frugal than the ML350 that it replaced, struggling to reach 23 mpg highway despite weighing 800 lbs less than the ML. Throttle response of a fishing boat. The rudder...it's a rudder. Suspension is very soft and not even well-damped. The car begs for straight lines. Don't think about off-roading with those delicate 19" wheels, which are pretty but a nightmare to clean. Overall, best experienced from the [front] passenger seat. Back seat is tight."
18 people out of 18 found this review helpful
By gpsnj on Thursday, June 27, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 84,000overall rating 2 of 10rating details
Pros: "nice looking car that is fun to drive"
Cons: "not reliable."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Most of my driving is long distance (1 to 8 hours a trip) with very little stop and go city driving. Valve cover leak that had to be repaired 3 times before they got it right (45k). Transfer case leak at 49k. Constant bulb burnout in all lights (at least 3 times in the front lights and 6 in the tail lights). at 80k I'm now told I need a new transmission/transfer box at $6,000+. To top it off my seat belt stopped working two days ago. Not a very reliable vehicle. I expected better of a MB as a first (and last) time buyer. If you buy it make sure you purchase the extended warranty."
19 people out of 20 found this review helpful
By Skyking on Saturday, March 23, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,500overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Fun to Drive perfect size for me."
Cons: "ECO Stop/Start Awful"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Had a 10 and traded it for an ML350, the interior was very lacking but the 13 interior is much improved. It is a perfect size for me and a pleasure to drive would rate it highly except for ECO Stop/Start system. I drive Company Hybrids that do this all the time and it is truly not noticeable however the GLK is. It can be switched off but ECO defaults on every time you start the car and this setting can't be changed. Unless this default is changed I would not recommend the GLK."
16 people out of 17 found this review helpful
By ahr1123 on Monday, January 21, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 5,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "handling, interior, bluetooth features, ride, eco"
Cons: "can be a bit pricey, needs more cargo space"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"The combination of quality, luxury and comfort makes for a great overall package. It drives like a car but provides more space and versatility. It wont blow you away with its mileage but what it gets is respectable for the 300+ hp it gives you. It is an incredibly smooth driving machine. The eco stop start feature has far exceeded my expectations. I thought I would be able to notice it every time the motor shuts off but if the radio is playing and you go straight from brake to throttle it takes off without a hitch. However in stop and go traffic it is noticeable. However, with the touch of one button you can shut it off. It handles beautifully in poor weather. The blue tooth connectivity works flawlessly likewise with the audio streaming. Great features! Much better interface than my Chevrolets. If you forgo on many of the "extra" options and just get what you want, it can prove to be a very good value for the combination of quality and luxury that it provides. Overall a great buying decision I feel. Very close to purchasing an Infiniti but I am very happy with the decision I made."
14 people out of 15 found this review helpful