Despite the success of the BMW X3, Mercedes-Benz avoided the popular compact SUV segment for as long as it could. It wasn't until 2010 -- six model years after the X3 debuted -- that Mercedes chose to release its first compact crossover: the GLK-Class.
Mercedes-Benz tested the market with the GLK350 and a 4MATIC variant. After enjoying relative success, the German automaker expanded the lineup with the introduction of a diesel-powered GLK250 BlueTEC in 2013.
The GLK350 carries into 2014 with no changes at all.Read more »
The GLK350 comes in only a single trim level and that's all it really needs, as it features premium amenities like a six-speaker audio system, a 14-way power driver seat, an integrated garage door opener, LED taillights , a 4.5-inch color display and a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 302 horsepower. Additionally, there are numerous packages to choose from, like the Premium 1 Package, which adds a panorama roof, a power liftgate, SiriusXM and a compass, or the Leather Package that wraps you up in leather seats and adds memory to the passenger seat. For buyers who like a sportier look, the optional Sport Package adds AMG styling to the body, a set of 20-inch AMG wheels and aluminum roof rails.
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