2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class Comfort & Quality

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The GLK's cabin and cargo areas are roomy and upright. In front, the driver and passenger will find the seats supportive and nicely tailored, and taller drivers especially will have no problem finding a comfortable driving position. In the second row, the three-person bench has good enough knee room, and the straight-back roofline affords a lot of headroom—plus the seats flip and fold to create a cargo area of 54.7 cubic feet. The standard upholstery in the GLK320 is a synthetic, which we've found to be just fine, but leather is of course available.

Cargo space is ample—and aided by Mercedes-Benz's choice to reserve three-row seating for larger vehicles. With the seats folded forward, the cargo space is almost perfectly flat and measures nearly 66 inches long; and with the back seat up there's still a very respectable 23.3 cubic feet.

The Mercedes-Benz GLK combines a high-quality interior with a comfortable and usable cabin that luxury buyers will appreciate. There's nice trim and detailing throughout; though given the lower price point, it's not surprising that the interior appointments, up close, aren't quite up to the level of those in M-B's larger and more expensive SUVs.

A quiet, comfortable ride, excellent seats, and impressive cargo space make the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK320 one of the best compact crossovers for long trips.

Mercedes-Benz has tuned the GLK's suspension to be taut but well damped; it doesn't allow the GLK much body motion, but the suspension will soak up most roughness from the road and the cabin stays tight and quiet even over rough roads or in high-speed cruising.

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