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Selected Style RWD 4-Door GLK350
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door GLK350 16 22 $32,178 $34,600
4MATIC 4-Door GLK350 16 21 $34,038 $36,600
4WD 4-Door
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Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4WD 4-Door 17 22 $30,521 $33,195
4WD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $33,731 $36,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,178
$30,521
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,600
$33,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$577 / month
$553 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The smaller, nimbler 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK sport-ute comes to America at just the right time. The 2008 Acura RDX gets its edge from turbo power and crisp handling, but it can feel a little nervous and cramped.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 17 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 38.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 56.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.8
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 37.7
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 101.4
Second Hip Room (in) 52.5 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 58.2
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.9 65.2
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.5 62.6
Wheelbase (in) 108.5 104.3
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.4 73.6
Track Width, Front (in) 61.7 61.9
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 180.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 23.3 28.8
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 54.7 60.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.9 12.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.3 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 39.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.76
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - T165/80D17
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/50R19 P235/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Front Tire Size P235/50R19 P235/55R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3926 3924
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 9.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 105
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2400 - 5000 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6000 240 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 22
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 1.89
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 1.61
Trans Order Code NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67 4.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 2.70
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 -
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.07
Trans Type 7 5
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.61
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Acura RDX
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Agility Control Multilink
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 3-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Agility Control MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
 
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