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Selected Style RWD 4-Door GLK350
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Drivetrain

Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door GLK350 16 22 $33,015 $35,500
4MATIC 4-Door GLK350 16 21 $34,875 $37,500
FWD 4-Door
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Features

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
FWD 4-Door 19 24 $30,646 $32,895
FWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 19 24 $33,489 $35,995
AWD 4-Door 17 22 $32,480 $34,895
AWD 4-Door Tech Pkg 17 22 $35,323 $37,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,015
$30,646
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,500
$32,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$592 / month
$548 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has the rugged look U.S. shoppers want, in a sensibly sized package. We only wish it were a little more fuel-efficient. The 2011 Acura RDX is delightfully frisky and nimble, but it doesn't feel as lavish as other luxury crossovers.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.2 54.4
Second Leg Room (in) 35.1 37.3
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 6.3
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 180.7
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 66.9 65.1
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.5 62.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 23.3 27.8
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
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.76
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 15.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 39.2
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 150
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 225
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3926 3743
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 7.5 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.9 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 440
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 105
Engine
Fuel System - TBD - DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2400 - 5000 260 @ 4500
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.3L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6000 240 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 19
Transmission
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 Front Wheel Drive
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.54
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
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 4.31
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 0.36
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Acura RDX
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Agility Control Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 4
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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