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AWD 4dr SUV
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GLK350
  • GLK350
  • GLK350 4MATIC
quattro 4dr Premium
  • quattro 4dr Premium
  • quattro 4dr Premium Plus
  • quattro 4dr Prestige

Prices

MSRP $38,850 $34,600 $37,350
Invoice $35,740 $32,178 $34,735
Avg. Paid $23,132 $22,903 $25,082

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.1 8.2 8.8
Critics' Rating 8.1 8.7 9.7
Performance 8.7 9.0 9.1
Interior 7.8 8.3 8.5
Operating Cost 7.2 7.2 7.4
Safety 10.0 10.0 9.4
Reliability 3.5 3.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Athletic handling
  • Great cargo capacity
  • Class-exclusive manual transmission available
  • Class-leading safety scores
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Smooth ride and good handling
  • Best-in-class safety and reliability scores
  • Luxurious, comfortable interior
  • Can tow more than competitors
  • Sporty handling
Cons
  • Suspension can feel too firm
  • Navigation system is tough to use
  • Mediocre interior space
  • Low fuel economy
  • Somewhat limited cargo space

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All wheel drive
Fuel/Engine Gas I6 3.0L/183 Gas V6 3.5L/213 Gas V6 3.2L/195
MPG 17 City / 24 Hwy 16 City / 22 Hwy 18 City / 23 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sport Utility Vehicle 4dr SUV

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 110.1 108.5 110.5
Length, Overall (in) 179.9 178.3 182.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 79.4 74.0
Height, Overall (in) 65.9 66.9 65.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Optional Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional Optional
Panoramic Roof Optional Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Sunshield Optional Optional
Sunroof Wind Deflector Optional
Running Boards Optional Optional Optional
Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4012 3926 4244

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Optional Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Optional Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Optional Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Luggage Rack Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Power Liftgate Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Optional
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Optional Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Optional Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 90.1 - TBD - 101.5
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.8 39.4
Front Leg Room (in) 40.2 41.4 41.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.6 55.2 57.7
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.2 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 39.4 39.7 39.0
Second Leg Room (in) 35.8 35.1 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 55.4 56.4
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 52.5 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 71.0 54.7 57.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 30.0 23.3 29.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
Equalizer Optional
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Optional Standard
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Optional

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Optional Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Optional Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional Optional Standard
Seat Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard
Bucket Seats Optional Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional Optional Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
All Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.5L/213 3.2L/195
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 260 @ 6600 268 @ 6000 270 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 225 @ 2750 258 @ 2400 - 5000 243 @ 3000
Transmission Manual w/OD Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 38.4 37.7 38.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 22 23
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.7 17.4 19.8

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent 3-Link 5-link independent steel spring
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent Multi-Link Trapezoidal-link independent steel spring
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double-Pivot w/Agility Control
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Central Link w/Agility Control

Transmission

Automatic Optional Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard