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2013 Mercedes GLK

Out of the top 10 Luxury Compact SUVs the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class ranks 7 out of 10. This car has a powerful V6 engine, great handling, and the interior is high end which you would expect in a Mercedes vehicle. The interior is a bit cramped and it doesn’t have a good fuel economy so these are the low points of this vehicle.

Engine

This 2013 Mercedes GLK has the standard type 302-horsepowerV6 engines. This vehicle has an automatic seven-speed transmission and it features stop/start technology which will idle the engine to save fuel. The transmission is a bit slow on the downshift and many users say they don’t like the start/stop technology that much as it’s unrefined. You can get this vehicle in an all-wheel drive if you want. The GLK will get 19 mpg in the city and 25 on the highway and with the all-wheel drive this is about 19/24mpg. This vehicle is said to handle well although some other rivals may handle a bit better, it’s all really the taste of the driver.

Interior

The interior of the 2013 Mercedes GLK is very stylish but the base models lacks some of the features such as the leather seats and iPod dock which are standard on other competitor vehicles. The faux leather seats look good and it’s hard to tell that it isn’t real leather on the seats. The interior is a bit cramped although the seats are quite comfortable with enough room to sit in them properly. The second row seats are where the cramped space occurs as these are a bit too tight so there’s not the maximum comfort that you want in a vehicle such as this one. The GLK is also lacking a lot of the cargo space of similar vehicle sin its class.

Exterior

This vehicle has some nice looking strong lines and good front grille. You’ll find a nice large Mercedes logo. The exterior also has some good chrome accents but not too many of them to distract form the look of the SUV. The 20” twin spoke wheel also adds a bit of a sporty feel to this vehicle.

Other Features

There’s an automatic climate control with this vehicle and a panoramic sunroof feature. This vehicle has Bluetooth connectivity as well. A power liftgate, rear entertainment system as well as a navigation system are some options on this vehicle.

Verdict

This vehicle has some nice features but the price is quite high. The extra features can inflate the price even more. This is a nice luxury SUV but it could have more than it does. The interior space is a bit small and the entertainment system has some problems as the knobs aren’t placed that well. The knobs require some fiddling with and this might mean you have to take your eyes off the road. It’s best to set this before you drive so you don’t have to deal with it. Overall this vehicle is a decent ride if you need a higher end SUV.

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