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2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350

At a Glance

Pricing $34,600 - $36,600
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 3.5l V6
Transmissions A7
Fuel Economy 16 (city), 21-22 (highway)

Overview Information

As the SUV market matured, one of the last open niches was for small luxury SUVs. Models like the BMW X3 and Acura RDX appeal to buyers that might not have otherwise been shopping the luxury brands. The GLK is Mercedes-Benz entry in this segment. The hard-edged styling is a break from other Mercedes SUVs and the competitive vehicles. The GLK is smaller than other vehicles in the segment with a shorter wheelbase but wider track. Both 2WD (RWD) and AWD drivelines are offered, all powered by a 3.5L V6.

What Changed:

Mercedes enters the expanding market of small luxury SUVs with the GLK. The V6-powered GLK 350 is offered with both RWD and AWD drivelines. The 268-bhp V6 is coupled to a 7-speed automatic, which is unusual for this class.

Official Word:

The compact GLK sport utility represents the newest member of a highly successful Mercedes-Benz SUV family that includes the full-size M-Class, which spurred the trend toward more car-like SUVs, as well as the larger, award-winning GL-Class, the crossover R-Class and the rough-and-tough G-Class. Already considered the broadest luxury car lineup in the auto industry, Mercedes-Benz now offers 12 versatile model classes with the GLK. Launched to rave reviews in early 2009, the 2010-model GLK is receiving...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
GLK350 3.5l V6 (268-bhp) A7 RWD 16/22/19 $34,600
GLK350 4MATIC 3.5l V6 (268-bhp) A7 AWD 16/21/18 $36,600