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2015 BMW X3

2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class

  2015 BMW X3 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class (GLK 250 BlueTEC)
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Invoice $35,330 $34,856
19/28 19/33
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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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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  • Pert, nicely sculpted exterior
  • Soft, finely detailed cabin
  • Fuel-efficient powertrains, new diesel option
  • Supportive seats
  • Great maneuverability


  • Expensive options
  • Start-stop sometimes misses a beat
  • Noisy idle (28i)
  • Tall, but not much for the trail


  • Good road manners
  • SUV shape in a crossover world
  • Nicely contoured front seats
  • Advanced connectivity features
  • Strong V-6 acceleration


  • Is the SUV shape out of touch?
  • Leather's an option
  • Cargo space is on the small side
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