Used 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class GLK350 SUV Review & Ratings

Review & Ratings of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class GLK350 SUV

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The Mercedes-Benz GLK Class GLK 350 SUV is proof positive that price does not dictate or indicate quality or performance. With a price tag much lower than other Mercedes vehicle, this SUV doesn't lack in any of the function or formality that one expects from a Benz. Between the smooth ride that one will have behind the wheel of the SUV and the premium materials inside the cabin there is little to complain about. The competition in the class is stiff and in some areas the others seem to offer a bit more, but if a buyer wants the feel that only a Mercedes can bring then the GLK 350 is a viable way to go.

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The style of the Mercedes-Benz GLK Class GLK 350 SUV is reminiscent of the C-Class vehicles that it follows closely after. In fact, much of the design is based on these vehicles and that helps to add to their overall appeal. Though considered an SUV, the compact nature of the GLK 350 makes it smaller than typical vehicles in the same class. While this space different does not matter to most, some have found that it simply limits the comfort when multiple passengers are present.

Those who love the design and style of an older Benz will feel right at home inside the cabin of the Mercedes-Benz GLK Class GLK 350 SUV. Distinctive in appearance, the cabin lacks the curves that are present in most modern day vehicles. That doesn't detract from the fact that Mercedes has used only the finest quality components to construct this visual masterpiece. Overall the control panel is easily navigated and the many features make it appealing to the masses. The drawback is that space is a premium inside the SUV. There is less room in both the cargo area and the backseat than a traditional SUV. Those without regular passengers will not mind, but families might want to find an alternative means of transportation.

One of the best things about the Mercedes-Benz GLK Class GLK 350 SUV is the way it performs out on the road. Passengers will have little to disturb them regardless of the terrain being travelled. The power behind it is merely mediocre compared to some other choices, but it doesn't leave the driver wanting for more if the vehicle is for daily commuting.

Underneath the hood the backbone of the Mercedes-Benz GLK Class GLK 350 SUV lies waiting. The power for the vehicle comes from a 3.5 liter 268 horsepower V6. While not the strongest engine from Mercedes, it is certainly enough to do what is needed. The motor is mated to a seven speed automatic transmission with rear-wheel drive. Buyer can opt for a 4Matic transmission. It will not win any speed contests with the ability to reach sixty in a little over seven seconds, but it has a fairly decent fuel economy for an SUV. The GLK 350 tops out at 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway.

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