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Selected Style RWD 4-Door GLK350
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4MATIC 4-Door GLK250 BlueTEC 24 33 $36,251 $38,980
RWD 4-Door GLK350 19 26 $34,856 $37,480
4MATIC 4-Door GLK350 19 25 $36,716 $39,480
AWD 4-Door xDrive28i
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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
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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
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 39.7 39.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 7.9 8.3
Length, Overall (in) 178.3 183
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 16.5 27.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 35 -
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 -
Brakes
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 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
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 Size P235/50HR19 P245/50WR18
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 525 525
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3500
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) 3500 3500
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4068 4068
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 X 7.5 18 X 8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 210
Engine
Engine Type Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System Direct Gasoline Injection Direct Gasoline Injection
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
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
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
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 3.30
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
Summary
Body Style Sport Utility Sport Utility
Vehicle Name Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class BMW X3
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 (Est) 7.6 (Est)
 
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