2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class vs. Its Competition

2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK

The upmarket brands offer compact SUVs with a little more panache than your average Honda CR-V.

Acura, in fact, offers its own version of the Honda CR-V in the RDX, though it has much racier styling, a turbo powerplant, and lots of high-tech goodies.

The new Audi Q5 matches the new GLK in size but has the sleek silhouette of its big brother, the Q7 ute.

BMW's X3 is the granddaddy of this group, and the current version makes up for past sins with a much better ride and improved steering feel.

Land Rover's LR2 has the upright style to match the GLK—and true off-road hardware for those so inclined.

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Quick Specs
8.2
The smaller, nimbler 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK sport-ute comes to America at just the right time.
8.4
The 2009 Audi Q5 sports the sleek lines of a sweet German sedan, a date-worthy cabin, and good, hefty, but gimmicky handling.
8.8
The 2008 Acura RDX gets its edge from turbo power and crisp handling, but it can feel a little nervous and cramped.
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The 2008 Land Rover LR2 splices the ruggedly stylish look that draws people to the legendary British brand with honest practicality, without the gas-guzzling and clumsy handling.
MSRP From   
$34,600$37,200$33,195$33,985
Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Gas I4Inline 6
EPA Class   
2WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility
Style Name   
RWD 4-Door GLK 350quattro 4-Door 3.2L Prestige4WD 4-DoorAWD 4-Door SE
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveAll wheel drive4 Wheel DriveFour Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Sport Utility Vehicle4dr SUV4 Door4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Transmission   
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD