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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|2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK ClassBrowse Used Listings||2009 Audi Q5Browse Used Listings||2008 Acura RDXBrowse Used Listings||2008 Land Rover LR2Browse Used Listings|
|16 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 22 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas I4||Inline 6|
|2WD Sport Utility Vehicle||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility Vehicle||Sport Utility|
|RWD 4-Door GLK 350||quattro 4-Door 3.2L Premium||4WD 4-Door||AWD 4-Door SE|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All wheel drive||4 Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive|
|Sport Utility Vehicle||4dr SUV||4 Door||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class vs. 2009 Audi Q5||2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class vs. 2008 Acura RDX||2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class vs. 2008 Land Rover LR2|