2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Overview
The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 is powered by a V6 engine that reviewers said delivers strong acceleration off the line and at highway speeds. It comes standard with a seven-speed automatic transmission that reviewers said shifts seamlessly. The GLK-Class comes standard with rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive is available. The EPA estimates that the base 2012 GLK-Class gets up to 16/22 mpg city/highway, which is low for the class. Test drivers reported that the 2012 GLK-Class rides comfortably over bumps and added that it feels planted when cornering, with minimal body lean.
Reviewers said the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class' cabin is well-assembled and has first-rate materials, though some commented the dash design isn't as flashy compared with the designs in other Mercedes-Benz cabins. The GLK-Class has seating for five and comes standard with leatherette upholstery that test drivers mentioned looks and feels very close to real leather. Reviewers reported that the front seats are comfortable, supportive and have ample headroom. Critics noted that rear-seat space is best suited to kids, as the available legroom isn't especially generous. Standard features on the 2012 GLK-Class include dual-zone automatic climate control, an auxiliary input, Bluetooth and Mercedes' COMAND infotainment system. Available features include navigation, satellite radio, a Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system, leather upholstery, heated front seats and a rearview camera. The audio and climate controls are generally easy to use, reviewers said, and some noted that the COMAND system is more straightforward than the infotainment systems in some rivals. With up to 54.7 cubic feet of cargo space, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK has one of the lower cargo capacities in the class.