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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 $33,015 $35,500
4MATIC 4-Door GLK350 16 21 $34,875 $37,500
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium 20 27 $32,736 $35,200
quattro 4-Door 2.0T Premium Plus 20 27 $32,736 $35,200
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium Plus 18 23 $39,526 $42,500
quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige 18 23 $39,526 $42,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,015
$32,736
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,500
$35,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$592 / month
$587 / month
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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 Audi Q5 is one of the best upscale picks in a compact crossover, thanks to its sleek lines, practical interior, responsive feel, and city-savvy size.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 2WD Sport Utility Vehicle 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 61.7 63.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 7.9
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 182.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 19.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - TBD - 16.3
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 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA HX2
Front Tire Size P235/50R19 235/60R18
Spare Tire Size - TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA HX2
Spare Tire Order Code NA - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P235/50R19 235/60R18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 440
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 440
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 4400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 4400
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3926 4090
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Alloy
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
Displacement 3.5L/213 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 268 @ 6000 211 @ 4300
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System - TBD - Direct injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 2400 - 5000 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code NA - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 18 22
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.84
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.92 2.11
Trans Type 7 8
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.29
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.42 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code NA - TBD -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.67 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.37 1.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/manual shift
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.38 4.71
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Audi Q5
Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4dr SUV
Suspension
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
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 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 10.4 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 - TBD -
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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