Compare 2015 BMW X3 vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

2015 BMW X3
2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
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RWD 4-Door sDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door sDrive28i 21 28 $35,920 $38,500
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $37,760 $40,500
AWD 4-Door xDrive28d 27 34 $39,140 $42,000
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $42,360 $45,500
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RWD 4-Door GLK 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door GLK 350 19 26 $34,856 $37,480
4MATIC 4-Door GLK 250 BlueTEC 24 33 $36,251 $38,980
4MATIC 4-Door GLK 350 19 25 $36,716 $39,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,920
$34,856
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,500
$37,480
Monthly Payment Estimate
$642 / month
$625 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Among compact crossovers, the 2015 BMW X3 doesn't try to be rugged; instead it's one of the sportiest and most fuel-efficient in its class, and this year's new sDrive and diesel models add to that while the lineup gets even more tech and active-safety options. 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
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
39.9 41.4
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)
36.5 35.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 102.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 108.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 60.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
8 7.9
Length, Overall (in)
183.8 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
66.1 66.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
63.3 54.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
27.6 16.5
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.6 16.5
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.8
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.7 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 37.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P245/50WR18 P235/50HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50WR18 P235/50HR19
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4030 4068
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
210 150
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1450 273 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
Transmission
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
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.38
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)
3.29 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.86
Trans Order Code
205 NA
Summary
Body Style
Sports Activity Vehicle Sport Utility
Vehicle Name
BMW X3 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 8.3 (Est)
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
- 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 3500
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-

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