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Selected Style RWD 4-Door GLK350
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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
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium 18 23 $34,596 $37,200
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium Plus 18 23 $34,596 $37,200
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige 18 23 $34,596 $37,200
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,178
$34,596
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$34,600
$37,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$577 / month
$620 / month
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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 2009 Audi Q5 sports the sleek lines of a sweet German sedan, a date-worthy cabin, and good, hefty, but gimmicky handling.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 16 mpg 18 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.4 56.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 37.4
Front Head Room (in) 39.8 38.1
Passenger Volume (ft³) - TBD - 101.5
Second Hip Room (in) 52.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 57.7
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 37.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.9 65.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 27.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.5 63.5
Wheelbase (in) 108.5 110.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.4 74.0
Track Width, Front (in) 61.7 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 182.2
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 29.1
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 57.3
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x 0.9 11.8 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 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 38.1
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed sensitive pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA HN2
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P235/50R19 235/55R19
Rear Tire Order Code NA HN2
Front Tire Size P235/50R19 235/55R19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 4400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 4400
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 440
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 440
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3926 4178
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 7.5 19 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 7.5 19 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 9.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 150
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System - TBD - Direct injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2400 - 5000 243 @ 3000
Engine Order Code NA - TBD -
Displacement 3.5L/213 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6000 270 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 2.34
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67 4.22
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.14
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.17
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 1.52
Trans Type 7 Tiptronic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All wheel drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.87
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4dr SUV
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Audi Q5
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Agility Control NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent 3-Link 5-link independent steel spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Agility Control NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Trapezoidal-link independent steel spring
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 5
 
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