Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

About Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

The 2015 GLK is Mercedes-Benz's classy and competent entrant in the compact-luxury SUV segment, where it competes with rivals like the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and the new Lincoln MKC. Where it stands out from nearly every competitor is with its angular design that clearly indicates its status as the little brother of the M-Class and GL-Class luxury SUVs. Until this year, the GLK was the smallest and youngest crossover SUV in the Mercedes family, but that changes with the arrival of the subcompact GLA. The 2015 GLK doesn't necessarily stand out for one trait, but it is above average in just about every facet. The BlueTEC diesel version, for example, earns up to 33 mpg, while standard and available safety systems are highly advanced.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
What's new for 2015?
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

Still fresh off a recent revamp that updated the GLK's design and added the choice of diesel power, Mercedes' 2-row compact-luxury SUV returns with no major changes for 2015.

2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
What's new for 2014?
2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

After a thorough freshening last year, there are no major changes to the 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK crossover SUV.

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
What's new for 2013?
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

For 2013, the Mercedes-Benz GLK line expands to include a new BlueTEC diesel-powered GLK250 (arriving mid-2013). The GLK350 gets a new 3.5-liter V6 with better power, response and efficiency. There's new front- and rear-end styling, a redesigned interior, improvements to the power steering and some new equipment offerings.

2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
What's new for 2012?
2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

There are no significant changes slated for the 2012 GLK350 versus the 2011 model.

Consumer Reviews

My favorite of the cars Ive owned

By on Monday, December 11, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 35,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, fuel efficient, stylish"

Cons: "Back seat leg room could be better"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought this car (GLK250 Bluetec) to take the place of my bad weather SUV (18 mph) and my good weather hybrid (35 mph) and I couldnt be happier. I average 30 mph combined city and highway, and have gotten 40 mph on long highway trips. I get to bypass a lot of gas stations. It is very comfortable with good seat adjustments, good visibility, and is a lot of fun to drive. On the backroads, its like driving a go-cart. The cargo area has been large enough for all of my needs. My only complaint would be that a little more leg room in back would have been nice, but I dont haul a lot of people around, so its not a big issue for me. Ive not had any problems with this car and have not found the maintenance to be expensive. (I dont take it to a dealer.) And I love the aesthetics of the body styling and interior."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

A sweet ride in, a boat to drive

By on Monday, July 1, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 25,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

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."

61 people out of 64 found this review helpful

I love it.

By on Friday, January 13, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great highway and city car, distinctive look"

Cons: "Painted bumpers suffer city damage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car has been perfect so far. I have had zero problems with it after several years of use. I live in the city and it is fantastic to park, being relatively short with a terrific turning radius. I have not spent a cent on it except for tires and routine maintenance."

16 people out of 17 found this review helpful

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