Used Car: 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Review
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class isn't as engaging to drive as some rival sports cars, according to critics, but they said it has a high-quality interior and a good mix of ride comfort and agile handling.
The 2014 SLK-Class comes standard with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that test drivers reported has decent power, but it isn't as potent as several competitors' engines. A V6 and a V8 engine are available that test drivers noted make the SLK-Class feel quicker and more engaging to drive. A six-speed manual transmission is standard and a seven-speed automatic is available, which test drivers commented isn't as quick-shifting as rivals' transmissions. According to the EPA, the SLK-Class gets 22/32 mpg city/highway, which is among the best in the class. Auto writers said the 2014 SLK-Class has nimble handling as well as a comfortable ride, although they noted that some class competitors are more athletic.
Critics said the 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class has a luxurious interior, with a classy design and high-quality materials. They noted the seats are spacious for most occupants, but taller drivers may wish for a little more legroom. Cargo space is good for the class. Auto writers applauded the available Airscarf system, which blows warm air on the occupant's neck to make driving with the top down more comfortable on cooler days. Standard features include an eight-speaker stereo system, Bluetooth and a COMAND infotainment system. Available features include dual-zone automatic climate control, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, an 11-speaker Harman Kardon stereo system, navigation with a larger central display screen and a Magic Sky Control roof panel, which allows the driver to allow more light in by adjusting its transparency. Test drivers reported the COMAND system becomes easy to use with some practice.
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Other Cars to Consider
The 2014 Porsche Boxster offers thrilling performance, according to test drivers, with powerful engine choices, incredibly engaging handling and precise steering. They said the Boxster's seats are supportive, and that finding a good driving position is easy.
Auto journalists reported the 2014 Jaguar F-Type's seats are supportive, highly adjustable and that it's easy for the driver to be comfortable. There are several supercharged engines available, and critics found the F-Type provides exhilarating performance.