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Selected Style AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $36,615 $39,800
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $41,310 $44,900
RWD 4-Door GLK350
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GLK250 BlueTEC 24 33 $36,251 $38,980
RWD 4-Door GLK350 19 26 $34,856 $37,480
4MATIC 4-Door GLK350 19 25 $36,716 $39,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,615
$34,856
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,800
$37,480
Monthly Payment Estimate
$663 / month
$625 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2014 BMW X3 is one of the sportiest-driving yet most fuel-efficient compact crossovers; and especially if you're not budget-limited you'll almost certainly be happy with its useful technology options and finely detailed cabin. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK has car-like road manners, despite its rugged-looking exterior. Following 2013's engines updates, it's now more fuel-efficient, too.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 39.1 39.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56 55.4
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 39.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.3 55.2
Second Leg Room (in) 36.8 35.1
Front Leg Room (in) 39.9 41.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) - 102.9
Front Hip Room (in) - 53.2
Second Hip Room (in) - 52.5
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.1 74.2
Track Width, Front (in) 62.8 60.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 183 178.3
Height, Overall (in) 65.4 66.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.4 62.5
Wheelbase (in) 110.6 108.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 27.6 16.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 27.6 16.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 63.3 54.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - 65.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - 37.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - 35
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.9 13
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13 11.8
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 17.4
Steering
Steering Type Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39 37.7
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/50WR18 P235/50HR19
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P245/50WR18 P235/50HR19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4068 4068
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 X 8 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 210 150
Engine
Displacement 2.0 L/122 3.5 L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 5000 302 @ 6500
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 1250 273 @ 3500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 19
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.38 3.27
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 2.11 1.92
Trans Type 8 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.29 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.30 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code 205 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 0.73
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.71 4.38
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 8.3 (Est)
 
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