The GLK350 is available in both rear-wheel drive or 4MATIC all-wheel drive trims. The 4MATIC system features a permanent 45/55 front/rear torque split, but can shift up to 70 percent of power to either axle.
However simple, I found a few frustrations with these controls. For example, there's no dedicated button for skipping forward and back. Instead, Mercedes-Benz expects the driver to handle that via a menu or a dashboard button.
The full array of media sources includes AM/FM, SiriusXM, USB, iPod, Bluetooth Audio, SD card, analog auxiliary, a 10GB hard drive, and a single-slot DVD player, but you'll need both the Premium and Multimedia packages.
With phones that support it, the COMAND system is able to download and display incoming text messages. If you're driving, the text will be hidden, but a tap of the COMAND controller will cause the message to be read aloud.
The GLK350 is available with a wide array of convenience and safety features including adaptive cruise control and an automatic parallel parking system. However, checking too many option boxes can push the GLK right out of your price range.