The Good The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 is available with a full array of dashboard, safety, and convenience technology. The small, responsive crossover is well suited for city and highway driving.
The Bad Options can push the GLK's price remarkably high. Mercedes-Benz' Apps system is too slow and clunky to be useful.
The Bottom Line Reasonably well-equipped, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MATIC is a solid choice as a comfortable and capable urban crossover; just don't get carried away with the options.
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350 4Matic
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 is the closest thing that we've got this generation to a wagon version of thewith which it shares its platform and 3.5-liter, V-6 engine. "But wait," you're probably saying as you look at the photos above, "isn't that a big SUV?"
I can understand your confusion; conventional wisdom dictates that crossovers are bigger than sedans, but let's take a look at the numbers. The GLK's 178.3-inch overall length, 108.5-inch wheelbase, and front and rear track are actual slightly smaller than the C-Class' measurements. Of course, the crossover is still wider by about 5 inches and taller by about 10 inches than the sedan and the whole package is at least 463 pounds heavier depending on options -- our 4Matic all-wheel-drive-equipped tester was probably slightly heavier still.
The taller GLK still fits in a C-Class sized parking spot, but has significantly more cargo room (between 23.3 cubic feet and 54.7 cubic feet, depending on whether you fold the rear seats flat), more passenger room, and a higher, more commanding view of the road.
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