Review: 2010 Mercedes GLK 350 4Matic | The Truth About Cars

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Review: 2010 Mercedes GLK 350

The ad for the new Mercedes GLK is targeted straight at of MB#8217;s ML and GL SUVs. After the new GLK gives you the #8220;same innovation in a design.#8221; Same agility. suspension.

Same luxury. depreciation (my add). So, why bother more for one of Mercedes#8217; more macho trucks? Sure, this brother routine hurts the . The Nissan#8217;s Rogue#8217;s Murano-i-cide is but one where a new, smaller robbed Peter to pay Paul But that#8217;s the way it is.

 In Bailout Nation#8217;s new era of down austerity, downsizing is as fashionable as having a job. Big buyer meets smaller price on the dark side of The carmakers must figure what they lose in they#8217;ll recover in volume. Ask GM how that works. In that the Mercedes GLK is a born win #8211;

Or is it?

It takes a couple of miles to up to this trucklet. The Mercedes GLKexterior won#8217;t fire you up on approach. The 90s-style orthogonal looks like it#8217;s due for a refresh. I#8217;m not saying on the road needs to be modeled on a I love the righteous Geländewagen, a which shipping crates envied for over 30 years.

But the of the creases found on the G and GL SUVs doesn#8217;t scale down. emulating your big brothers it all the more obvious that the baby of the family.

The diminutive outside cons The interior appears so incredibly A) because you#8217;ve lowered expectations and B) because it is. Two sunroofs Headroom and shoulder room are enough to make you forget is the runt of the litter.

The detail is but accentuates the safety deposit box The silvery rings on the controls and the put you inside a Breitling chronograph. If I a big ad agency I#8217;d do my office way and everyone would respect me.

The are exquisite. The seat controls#8217; door-mounted position makes easy to use and keeps snow off the One assumes they won#8217;t out.

An electrical problem is not what you in this mobile Brookstone tester had more than $6k of extra electronics, including a Harman Kardon surround-sound 7-inch color monitor; hard drive with database and an entirely superfluous in-dash changer. Everything is voice

I didn#8217;t fiddle with all the has that kind of time? My complaint with the inside: inside, through the rear doors.

The rear side intrudes on the top right, making the smaller than you think.  needlessly awkward on an otherwise thought-out design.

I approached the part of the Mercedes GLK program a prejudice: I like wagons. The GLK has suspension travel than the upon which it#8217;s It#8217;s far more supple, being soft. I could the ruts in the road (Yes, I didn#8217;t baby this without being jarred.

The use of hydraulic dampers and blow-by sounds like steampunk but it works.

Power comes from a V6, putting out 268 horsepower. It#8217;s as as it should be. The automatic transmission was So many gears, so much management and suspension adjusting and control.

In other words, I have idea what it was doing at any moment, but whatever it did seemed to the situation. If you consider the best the one you never have to think you don#8217;t need to think this one.

The Mercedes GLKbrakes are as expected: powerful to haul you down from before the cops can haul you off to Mercedes has always taken stoppers seriously and it shows. is firm and fluid.

Again, I#8217;ve got to compliment the which sucked up inertia in I don#8217;t fully understand.

And as the miles clicked by, I became a I still don#8217;t get the whole wagon deal. This one is in intent and purpose. It won me over genuine driving chops.

The GLK was not the to the small SUV market, but it#8217;s the The vehicle will find amongst financially-challenged Mercedes SUV But it#8217;s also Mercedes#8217; #8220;entry level#8221; product in If it was a book, it would be called to Win Friends and Win More Friends.#8221;

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