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By Cars.com Staff
May 20, 2010
Vehicle Overview More luxury brands are entering the small-crossover segment, including Mercedes-Benz, which expanded its lineup of luxury crossovers for 2010 by adding the five-seat GLK-Class. Offered in GLK350 form with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and either rear-wheel drive or 4Matic all-wheel drive, it features recognizable Mercedes styling cues as well as available high-tech features.
The GLK350 competes with luxury crossovers like the Acura RDX, BMW X3 and Land Rover LR2.
New for 2011 A knee airbag is new for the GLK350's second season. A telematics system called "mbrace" is a new option that does tricks such as locating the vehicle in a parking lot or remotely locking and unlocking doors using a smartphone. A new AMG Sport Package includes AMG bumpers and 20-inch twin five-spoke wheels, LED daytime running lights and aluminum roof rails.
Exterior With its angular exterior styling, the GLK350 bears a strong resemblance to its big brother, the GL-Class. The GLK350's large front grille is divided by two horizontal bars, and in the middle is a large Mercedes three-point star. Upright roof pillars make for tall side windows, and the back of the crossover is finished with a liftgate spoiler and twin exhaust outlets.
Standard 19-inch alloy wheels
Optional 20-inch rims
Optional panoramic moonroof and power liftgate
Optional adaptive bi-xenon headlights, cornering lights and LED taillights
Interior The GLK350's cabin takes elements from Mercedes-Benz's entry-level C-Class sedan, as it features a similar steering wheel, center control panel and gauge styling. Models equipped with Mercedes' optional Comand system have a knob controller on the center console that's used to navigate menus on the 7.5-inch dash screen. Among knob-based control systems, Comand's interface is one of the more intuitive ones available. The system's screen can show things like radio station information and map data from the navigation system.
Standard simulated leather upholstery
Optional real leather
Front bucket seats and three-seat rear bench
Optional "mbrace" telematics system
Real wood and aluminum trim
Standard dual-zone automatic air conditioning
Under the Hood The GLK350 is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that produces 268 horsepower and 258 pounds-feet of torque.
Seven-speed automatic transmission
Rear- or all-wheel drive
3,500-pound maximum towing capacity
Safety Standard safety equipment includes:
Side-impact airbags for the front seats
Side curtain airbags
Electronic stability system
Active head restraints for the front seats
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