Used 2013 Mercedes‑Benz GLK‑Class SUV
Mercedes‑Benz GLK‑Class SUV
As Mercedes' smallest SUV, the GLK has the amenities, technology and safety features you'd expect, all in a tidy, easy-to-drive package.
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2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class KBB Expert Review
The 2013 GLK-Class is the junior member of the Mercedes-Benz
SUV family. Like its larger siblings - the Mercedes M-Class and GL-Class - the compact GLK offers modern styling, upscale amenities and advanced safety features, just as one would expect from a luxury-branded vehicle. A development of the same platform as used on the best-selling
Mercedes-Benz C-Class automobiles, the 2013 GLK combines the comfortable ride quality and enticing technology of the C with the versatility of a small SUV. Its total passenger and cargo space is tight compared to an
Audi Q5 or
BMW X3, and its price tag is a bit higher. A substantial freshening for 2013 includes the addition of the GLK250 model with a 2.1-liter BlueTEC turbodiesel engine, unique in the compact class.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you desire traditional SUV features, such as a flexible cargo area and an elevated seating position, but you want it in a smaller, more practical package, the 2013 Mercedes GLK is a good choice.
You May Not Like This Car If...
Those looking for a luxury SUV with sedan-like mpg might find the superior fuel economy of the Audi Q5 and Land Rover Evoque more appealing.
What's New for 2013
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.
The GLK's well-balanced chassis and sharp suspension tuning provide enjoyable driving on curvy roads. On the highway, the ride quality is firmer than some people may expect, but the GLK's well-insulated cabin blocks out the majority of road noise, even when equipped with the panoramic sunroof. The new 3.5-liter V6 delivers good power for typical daily driving and answers concerns we had last year about throttle response and fuel efficiency. The 2.1-liter 4-cylinder BlueTEC turbodiesel in the GLK250 offers up 369 lb-ft of torque, which translates to very strong low-speed pulling power. The 7-speed automatic transmission provides silky-smooth gear changes along with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for manual-style shifting. The electric power-steering system has been reprogrammed this year, and weight and feel are both much improved.
HARMAN/KARDON LOGIC7 AUDIO SYSTEM
This impressive audio system features impeccable sound quality with 510 watts, 11 speakers including a subwoofer, Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound and up to 10GB of storage for your music.
COMAND MULTIMEDIA CONTROLLER
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK's COMAND multimedia controller is conveniently located for simple operation of the audio, navigation and communication functions. Combined with the dash-mounted LCD screen, the COMAND interface allows for streamlined information retrieval to help keep your eyes off the LCD and on the road where they belong.
Despite its entry-level price point (for the brand), the GLK's superb interior fit and finish and high-quality soft-touch materials uphold Mercedes-Benz's reputation for fine craftsmanship. And this year the cabin feels even richer with its cleaner instrument panel and full-width wood trim. The 5-passenger GLK features a 60/40-split rear seat and a useful 54.7 cubic feet of cargo space. While the front seats are not quite as comfortable as those in a Lexus RX or Audi Q5, they do feature 8-way adjustability and ample bolstering. Controlling the GLK's abundance of high-tech features is Mercedes-Benz's intuitive COMAND multimedia interface.
Complementing its stout, aggressive stance, the Mercedes-Benz GLK features strong character lines, angled wheel arches and, for 2013, new grille, fascia, headlamp and tail lamp treatments. Large windows combined with slender structural pillars provide exceptional outward visibility. The available AMG Styling Package adds aluminum roof rails and LED daytime running lights and replaces the standard 19-inch wheels with massive 20-inch twin-5-spoke wheels. Despite its tall appearance, the 2013 GLK is as easy to step in and out of as a traditional sedan.
Notable Standard Equipment
Standard equipment on either 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK includes roof rails, 19-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control, Burl Walnut interior trim, MP3/WMA interface, 8-way power-adjustable front seats and Bluetooth hands-free phone capability. Significant safety features include nine airbags, Neck Pro front headrests to help reduce the severity of whiplash injuries, hill-start assist to prevent unintended rollback on steep inclines and an Automatic Brake Drying system for improved braking in damp conditions.
Notable Optional Equipment
The 2013 GLK offers Mercedes-Benz's 4Matic all-wheel-drive (AWD) system as a $2,000 option. Several premium packages and stand-alone options include leather upholstery, a panoramic sunroof, power liftgate, Active Parking Assist, blind-spot and lane-keeping assist, xenon headlights, heated front seats, an 11-speaker harman/kardon sound system, voice-recognition capability, rear-seat entertainment system and an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot. A wide range of accessories includes aerodynamic roof containers with their own fitted luggage.
Under the Hood
There's plenty of news here for 2013. The GLK350 gets an all-new and all-better engine. Still a 3.5-liter V6, the new engine is much more modern, using direct fuel injection and other advances to boost output to 302 horsepower and EPA city/highway fuel economy to 19/25 mpg. The only transmission is a 7-speed automatic, though it can drive either the rear wheels only or, with M-B's optional 4Matic system, all four wheels. The new-for-2013 BlueTEC turbodiesel in the GLK250 (arriving in mid-2013) is a 2.1-liter four and, as the only diesel currently in the compact-luxury SUV class, it should automatically become the fuel-efficiency leader.
302 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm
273 lb-ft of torque @ 3,500-5,250 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 19/25 mpg (RWD), 19/24 mpg (AWD)
2.1-liter turbocharged diesel inline-4
190 horsepower @ 4,200 rpm
369 lb-ft @ 1,600-1,800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A
The 2013 GLK350 SUV has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting just under $38,000 for the rear-wheel-drive (RWD) model. It can top out at a whopping $60,000 for a fully-loaded 4Matic GLK350. We expect our Fair Purchase Price will reflect real-world transaction prices within a few hundred dollars of sticker price. As for resale, we project that the 2013 GLK350 will hold strong 5-year residual values, better than the Land Rover Evoque, nearly equal to the BMW X3 and just slightly below the Infiniti EX35 and Audi Q5.
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Consumer Reviews
January 19, 2019
Great mid-size SUV
I purchased my GLK as I was having health issues that affected my mobility. The GLK is very easy for me to get in out, and even though...
September 22, 2018
no substitute, so much fun to drive & dominates everything backcountry roads in Utah
June 29, 2018
The Diesel gives incredible MPG
Bought this from a Mercedes dealer as an off-lease vehicle. I was concerned about the power but this has tremendous get-up-and-go. Easy...
February 15, 2018
The only minor issue I have is sometimes the ride is a little stiff but then that could be me getting older. I will drive from Illinois...
December 11, 2017
My favorite of the cars Ive owned
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...
July 10, 2017
best vehicle with digital speedo meter
very good creates good impression compared to other cars
March 03, 2017
I love this car!
GREAT CAR! LOVE OF MY LIFE!
January 13, 2017
I love it.
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...
September 28, 2016
I am retired and purchased this car new from the dealer - it's the best car I have ever purchased. I wanted a car with lots of features...
May 15, 2016
Fast, sporty, great ride and handling. Great SUV
We are buying this vehicle after leasing it for three years, it is my wife's car and she loves it! We like that it does not look like...