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By Cars.com Staff
June 15, 2011
Mercedes-Benz entered the small luxury crossover segment in 2010 with the GLK-Class, which seats up to five people in two rows. Offered in GLK350 form with a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and either rear- or all-wheel drive, it features recognizable Mercedes styling cues and available high-tech features.
The GLK350 competes with luxury crossovers like the Audi Q5, Acura RDX and BMW X3.
New for 2012 There are no significant changes for 2012.
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 horizontal bars, and in the middle is a large Mercedes three-pointed 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. Exterior features include:
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 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. For 2012, the media interface moves to the center console. Interior features include:
Standard simulated leather upholstery
Front bucket seats and three-seat rear bench
Optional "mbrace" communication 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. Mechanical features include:
Seven-speed automatic transmission
Rear- or all-wheel drive
3,500-pound maximum towing capacity
Safety Standard safety features include:
Side-impact airbags for the front seats
Side curtain airbags
Electronic stability system
Active head restraints for the front seats
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