Overview & Reviews
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class remains largely unchanged. A driver-side knee airbag and lower front-seat side airbags have been added. On the options list there's a new AMG Sport package.
- Solid feel
- Impressive ride and handling
- High-tech options.
- Impeccably crafted cabin
- Difficult rear seat access
- More expensive than the Japanese rivals.
- Less interior space than competitors
User Reviews:Showing 1 through 10 of 17.00
A 2-wheel Gas Guzzler! - 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
By foolcertified - December 22 - 4:04 am
Leased a 2-wheel drive 2011 GLK-350 from Caliber Motors w/bad lease tuin April this year to replace the 2008 E350 due to too many unsafe blind spots. After driven 3 months of the GLK-350, here are my personal driving experience of this half-breed SUV:Pros:Not too high, not to low, the height is just about right, not too many blind spots as the 2008 E350, better visibility, quiet, good chairs, maneuverability okay Cons:A terrible 2-wheel drive GAS GUZZLER!Gas consumption worse than E350, worse than 1999 ML320.Soft brakes, hesitant accelerating, ugly side mirrors,rear blind spots,worst turning radius, stupid GPS navigator,knob control,small screen,a German JOKE! Bad heat penetrating moon roof
Better than our former 2008 E350 - 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
By whoever - February 27 - 12:10 pm
We just returned and terminated our 3-year leased 2008 E350 5 months earlier last week and decided to lease this 2-wheel drive GLK-350. We have driven the E350 for the 3rd year but could never get used to it, because every time we got into it, we felt cramped and always got the phobia with lot of blind spots all around, its wheel base is too long to make easy turns into any shopping center entrance opening, as the right rear wheel would often hit and ride on the curb and keep damaging the wheel rim and the tire. The E350 drive side rear-view mirror is equipped with a dark auto-dim film, so it makes the driving at night often impaired and dangerous, and it's a very stupid over-killed fixture.
This SUV is just amazing - 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
By EDWARD - May 26 - 11:26 am
I purchased the 2011 GLK 350 after several test drive comparisons with the competition from Europe and Japan. None of them impressed me nearly as much as the GLK 350. The ride seems actually smoother then our 2008 E350 and the handling is excellent. The engine power transfer and output is great and the handling is responsive and precise. The shift and instruments controls are well placed, simple and easy to use. I am amazed that Mercedes is offering this SUV at such a low price. In my opinion it is the best value in the SUV market not just in the premium SUV class. We just came back from a sightseeing trip and couldn't be happier with this SUV.
2011 Even Better with AMG Package - 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
By Second One - February 5 - 10:00 am
Dollar for dollar, the best value out there for performance, luxury and fun factor. Now with 2011 AMG package, its looks match its performance. And somehow the 20" rims with the AMG rider smoother than my 2010. Great SUV. Don't let the smaller size fool you. It holds a lot of cargo, yet remains nimble enough to let you think it's a sports car.
Even my husband loves this little SUV! - 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
By jrp74 - November 12 - 5:22 am
Love everything about this car! Attractive, sporty, quiet, comfortable with intuitive controls, excellent safety features, and luxurious options--all at an excellent price! The rear seat is large enough to comfortably accommodate our 12-year old and 9-year old, and I find the cargo space to be more than adequate for what we typically use it for (groceries, runs to to the recycling center). Would recommend getting the keyless entry and ignition option, though--after owning an Infiniti M45 that had it, it is sorely missed.
I've Found My Brand. - 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
By 5280realtor - June 6 - 2:23 am
Excellent vehicle, all around. Sure, it has some weaknesses, but through and through this thing is an impeccably built tank. I've waited awhile to review this small SUV until living with it for some time (not quite 2 years now). I've previously owned Lexus, Saab, and several BMWs. The GLK demonstrates what Mercedes-Benz is all about, and this is (was) their 2nd least expensive model -- bodes well for the more expensive lines. I've had exactly one problem with the car in nearly 25,000 miles; a failed wheel bearing that the dealer had only ever seen twice before on the GLK. Let's not discuss how many times my SAAB saw the dealer in 25,000 miles, nor the BMW for that matter.
Our First Benz - 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
By oldcem - May 6 - 2:26 am
When I test drove this vehicle while shopping for a replacement for our 06 Jaguar S-Type, I was surprised that its performance, handling, braking, etc. were very close to the sports sedan I was replacing. We,ve had the GLK for several weeks now, and, I'm more impressed with it with each passing mile. The vehicle is dead quiet on interstate runs, and, steady as a rock. Even though ours is a lightly optioned vehicle, it offers enough features as standard equipment that I'm very satisfied with it. The 3.5 Liter V6 has plenty of grunt, and, the 7 speed transmission is excellent. I've owned several other AWD vehicles, but, this one is far quieter than the others - no annoying gear whine.
a BMW killer? I don't think so - 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
By johnwr - June 9 - 6:03 pm
The navigation system we paid $1200 for (or more precisely, got robbed for)it is a piece of junk, worst GPS we ever used and we have used quite a few different brands and models. This is simply the worse than the worst. The interface is extremely clumsy and slow to use, the features are limited, some address cannot be found, wrong routes, etc. The traffic update (TMC) is a joke since you have to manually check the text messages for each road on the list. At 8 time price of a touch screen Garmin 1450 with Life Time Map and Traffic update we got 1/8 of the features, functionalities, accuracy and quality.
glk tank - 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
By glk girl - May 4 - 2:00 am
I've only had it for a short time but so far it is a blast to drive. It feels very solid, handles like a sports car, reeks of quality and durability, and is actually not too bad on gas. Not as good as my Eclass, but still decent for a truck. I wanted an SUV type of a vehicle but not a vehicle that was too big or too clumsy. This is the perfect car for me and just makes sense. The utility of an SUV with the handling of a sports car and not a major gas hog like other larger SUVs. The cabin is extremely quiet while driving in varied road conditions, and that's even with the 20 inch AMG wheel package. The navigation is easy to use and the sound system is fantastic.
It's my Wife's Car...But I always want the keys! - 2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
By amickey - March 13 - 11:49 am
As the title says I love this crossover. We bought for my wife trading up from a Camry for the MB build quality, cache, edgy looks, vast options list, performance, & impeccable safety. I, on the other hand, love the sportiness, muscular lines, AMG styling & wheels and MB build. Another importance for us was that this crossover stands out in a crowd of blobbed aero shaped vehicle that really are just miniature wannabe of their bigger brethren. Class doesn't mean following the herd.