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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK Pros and Cons at TrueDelta: Owner Pros and Cons by Johnmilb

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Reviewed: 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK

4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6 7-speed shiftable automatic AWD

Why the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK?

Exterior styling

Nothing exciting. A bit more boxy than my last Volvo. But it came with the nice AMG package which gave it led running lights, 20" wheels, and a nice chrome front and rear. I was also looking at the Volvo XC60 that I personally think is more attract

Interior styling

Very nice interior styling. Looks very expensive without being over-done. Seats are very comfortable. Lots of headroom which is typical in a German car and is comfortable for a tall person like myself.

Cargo capacity

My major reasons for buying the vehicle is it had to be AWD for the mountains and have the ability to tow a boat and haul items on the roof. This car does all that and more although inside space is limited. Built like a tank but drives like a sports car.

Ride smoothness

Rides like a large car and there are times I wonder if the engine is running it is so quiet.

Fuel economy

A major disappointment. But, to be fair, I live at the top of a mountain in LA and all of my past cars also had bad mileage. It isn't bad on the highway...I get average of 22 mpg...but pure city driving drags it down to 16-17.

Why Not the 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK?

Fuel economy

If you are looking for a Prius....this isn't your car.

Cargo capacity

Interior cargo room is very limited when back seat is in use. But if you fold down the seat, there is great cargo room.

Rear seat room & comfort

If you are 6' plus like me, you will have to adjust the front seat forward if you want passengers to ride with you unless they are quite small. But this is a perfect city hauler for a single or couple.

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