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2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class

At a Glance

Pricing $37,480 - $44,780
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 2.1l I4 T D, 3.5l V6
Transmissions A7
Fuel Economy 18-24 (city), 25-33 (highway)

As the SUV market matured, one of the last open niches was for small luxury SUVs. The GLK is Mercedes-Benz entry in this segment and is aimed at buyers that might not have otherwise been shopping the luxury brands. The GLK is smaller than its direct competitors from BMW and Audi. The GLK also offers a RWD in addition to the AWD. Buyers can choose between a fuel-efficient four-cylinder diesel in the GLK250 BlueTEC model and a 302-bhp V6 in the GLK350. Like other Mercedes models, the GLK350 does not include leather upholstery requiring an expensive upgrade away from the standard synthetic leather.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
GLK250 BlueTEC 4Matic 2.1l I4 T D (200-bhp) A7 AWD 24/33/28 45 $38,900
GLK250 BlueTEC 4Matic Leather,Premium 2.1l I4 T D (200-bhp) A7 AWD 24/33/28 45 $44,200
GLK350 3.5l V6 (302-bhp) A7 RWD 19/25/22 59 $37,480
GLK350 4MATIC 3.5l V6 (302-bhp) A7 AWD 18/25/21 56 $39,480
GLK350 Leather,Premium 3.5l V6 (302-bhp) A7 RWD 19/25/22 59 $42,780
GLK350 4MATIC Leather,Premium 3.5l V6 (302-bhp) A7 AWD 18/25/21 56 $44,780