2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class vs. Its Competition

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class 4MATIC 4-door GLK350 Side Exterior View
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The luxury crossover segment is as crowded as ever, with each brand trying to outdo the next when it comes time for a new model.

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 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.

The Volvo XC60 is exceptionally 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 the powertrain isn't as refined and the interior isn't as nice as most of the European competition.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class 4MATIC 4-door GLK350 Side Exterior View2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK Class
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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK offers two great engine options in a baby-SUV shell, but with the comfort and dynamics of a crossover.
8.6
The 2015 Audi Q5 remains one of the most elegant, truly car-like crossovers on the market.
8.4
Among compact crossovers, the 2015 BMW X3 doesn't try to be rugged; instead it's one of the sportiest and most fuel-efficient in its class, and this year's new sDrive and diesel models add to that while the lineup gets even more tech and active-safety options.
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The 2015 Cadillac SRX offers class-leading technology and excellent interior appointments in a uniquely American luxury crossover.
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The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque tones down the off-road chops of its older siblings and turns up the design, creating a stylish carlike utility in the process.
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The 2015 Volvo XC60 crossover stays stylish--and now it gets much better gas mileage from a new four-cylinder engine.
MSRP From     
$37,900$39,300$38,500$37,605$41,100$35,750
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas V6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDN/ASmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
Style Name     
RWD 4-Door GLK 350quattro 4-Door 2.0T PremiumRWD 4-Door sDrive28iFWD 4-Door Base5-Door HB PureFWD 4-Door T5 Drive-E
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear 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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