Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class vs 2014 BMW X3

2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
2014 BMW X3
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RWD 4-Door GLK 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door GLK 350 19 26 $34,856 $37,480
4MATIC 4-Door GLK 250 BlueTEC 24 33 $36,251 $38,980
4MATIC 4-Door GLK 350 19 25 $36,716 $39,480
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AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i 21 28 $36,615 $39,800
AWD 4-Door xDrive35i 19 26 $41,310 $44,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,856
$36,615
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,480
$39,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$625 / month
$663 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
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. The 2014 BMW X3 is one of the sportiest-driving yet most fuel-efficient compact crossovers; and especially if you're not budget-limited you'll almost certainly be happy with its useful technology options and finely detailed cabin.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.4 56
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.2 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.7
Second Hip Room (in)
52.5 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 57.3
Second Head Room (in)
39.7 39.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
66.9 65.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 63.4
Wheelbase (in)
108.5 110.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.2 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.1 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
7.9 8.3
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 183
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
54.7 63.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
16.5 27.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
65.9 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
37.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
16.5 27.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
35 -
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 13
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.9
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 17.7
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50HR19 P245/50WR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50HR19 P245/50WR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)
3500 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 350
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4068 4068
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 7.5 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 210
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 3500 260 @ 1250
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/213 2.0 L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6500 240 @ 5000
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.71
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.38
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 2.11
Trans Type
7 8
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 3.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.14
Trans Order Code
NA 205
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.67
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class BMW X3
Body Style
Sport Utility Sports Activity Vehicle
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 (Est) 7.5

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