Pros: The GLK-Class from Mercedes-Benz blends off-road abilities with urbanite tendencies in a smart, sophisticated package that’s equal parts masculine and modern. Plus, there’s a diesel version.
Cons: Dealing with the stigma of driving a Merc made for well to do, stay-at-home moms. And while it can be practical, it doesn’t have the roomiest rear and its off-road capabilities are limited.
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Price and Fuel Economy: With only two GLK options available (one gas and one diesel), there might not be one for everyone, but the choices ain’t bad.
- 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 BlueTEC 4MATIC $48,600
- 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 4MATIC $50,700
According to Mercedes-Benz, the GLK 250 BlueTEC will return a combined fuel rating of 8.5L/100km. On the other hand, the GLK 350 4MATIC sees a combined rating of 11.2L/100km.
Powertrain: Two engines are available, one for each GLK-Class model. The diesel is equipped with an inline-4 Bi-Turbo mill that produces 200 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of toqrue. The gas-powered mill, on the other hand, is a V6 that’s good for 302 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque.
A 7G-TRONIC PLUS automatic transmission is standard and the only option on both models, as is Merc’s 4MATIC permanent all-wheel drive system.
Changes and Improvements: While a few exterior aesthetic changes were made (LED headlights, more aggressive body lines) no other major changes appear on the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class models.
Cargo Capacity: The GLK-Class offers up a maximum trunk space of 1,550L with the rear seats folded. With the seats up and all five passengers in place, that trunk space shrinks to a decent, but not massive, 450L.
The GLK-Class vehicles can also tow up to 1,588kg, and carry up to 75kg of stuff on the roof.
Safety: The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class comes equipped with all manner of standard safety equipment and airbags, as well as Merc’s Attention Assist that continually monitors your driving for signs of fatigue and will warn you when it’s time to pull over and rest, along with Passive Blind Spot Assist and Passive Lane Keeping Assist that sends a vibration through the steering wheel when you drift over the lines unintentionally.
Comparing the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class: Audi Q5, BMW X3, Cadillac SRX, Lincoln MKC, Range Rover Evoque, Volvo XC60.