2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class vs. Its Competition

2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
Davis Adams Davis Adams Contributor

Crossovers have grown to become one of the most popular segments on the road, so it's no surprise that each of the luxury automakers has one.

The BMW X3 had an early start, and it's better than it ever has been–sized like the original X5 and powered by a turbo six, it's a top choice in the segment.

The Audi Q5 rides the wave of Audi's recently-discovered popularity; the turbo-four is an efficient alternative to the more expensive six-cylinder.

The Volvo XC60 is exceptional comfortable on the road and carries high safety ratings, handsome design and a large cargo area, but falls short in fuel economy.

The Cadillac SRX has a powerful V-6 and distinctive style, but it's not quite as good as some of the competition.

Finally, the Range Rover Evoque is attractive and more spacious than you'd expect–its turbo four is peppy, but it's not quite as quiet or relaxed as the rest of the Range Rover lineup.

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Quick Specs
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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.
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The 2014 Audi Q5 gets quite serious about fuel economy with TDI power; it's still one of the most elegant, truly carlike luxury crossover SUVs.
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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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The 2014 Cadillac SRX is the uniquely American pick among luxury crossovers; and its interior appointments and class-leading technology don't disappoint.
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The 2014 Range Rover Evoque may not be as burly as its bigger brand-mates, but it's every bit as sophisticated and stylish.
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The 2014 Volvo XC60 keeps in sync with Volvo's reputation for safe, luxurious wagons–just in a taller crossover package.
MSRP From     
$37,480$37,300$39,800$37,605$41,100$34,850
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas V6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-6
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
RWD 4-Door GLK 350quattro 4-Door 2.0T PremiumAWD 4-Door xDrive28iFWD 4-Door Base5-Door HB Pure PlusFWD 4-Door 3.2L
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sport Utilityquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity VehicleSport Utility Vehicle5-DoorSport Utility
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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