2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

4.02/5 Average
22 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

For 2015, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is unchanged apart from a few minor equipment changes.

  • Luxurious, impeccably crafted cabin
  • Abundant safety features.
  • Solid feel
  • Efficient diesel model
  • Sophisticated ride and handling
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Intrusive wind noise at higher speeds.
  • Less cargo capacity than rivals
  • Small backseat and rear doors

User Reviews:

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  • 2015 glk250 bluetech - 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
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    Great close out deal. Msrp was 49925. Left dealer at 40k even. I liked the glk navigation better than the new one that looks like it was added on. Car is flawless. I've yet to do the first service but so far we love it. Replaced a Cadillac SRX

  • GLK is getting better with age, We love it. - 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
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    Adding back up camera is expensive if you want it integrate with screen in car. We are pleased with the car. Performance and handling has improved with the miles driven. Annual service is a bit costly, but much more service performed than on GM cars I have owned.

  • I LOVE my 2015 GLK 350 4 Matic - 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
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    I do wish it had heated seats. Although, I competed a lot of research, I didn't realize my truck didn't come with heated seats.

  • Glad I was able to find this car - 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
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    This car stopped production in 2015. Too bad. I love the look and performance. Just the right size.

  • Faulty Traction Control (ESP), Loses Power on Road - 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
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    The "esp inoperative" message pops up frequently,

    even when the weather and road conditions are warm, dry and clear. When it occurs, the car seems to loose acceleration (power) and slows down (rather very quickly on roadway sloping up). Pressing the gas pedal would not speed up the car immediately; it would after a while. When this occurs, i pull over the car and turn it off & on to get rid of the "esp inoperative" message. This has happened on high speed expressway as well. It felt very dangerous and unsafe since a truck was approaching closely behind. I was fortunate to pull over on the shoulder and turn off/on the car. This appears to be associated with a faulty part, sensor or software that needs to be fixed by the car manufacturer. I bought this car brand new in October 2014 and it currently has 5940 miles. It was serviced by dealership in October 2015 for 12-month maintenance. This problem is very dangerous because the SUV  loses power while I'm on the road. This problem should not even occur once. It is a life threatening issue.

  • Buyer beware! - 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
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    Pros: I love the feel of this car when driving. It's solid with great acceleration. I also like the fact that you can put the car into the "hold" position (while stopped at a light for example) and the car will temporarily cut off theoretically saving on gas. Once you put your foot on the accelerator it kicks back into drive seamlessly. It's a quality made vehicle, and overall the drive and performance is great. Cons: For several years, I drove a BMW X5 and a Lexus RX350 before purchasing this vehicle. As one reviewer mentioned, it took concentrated maneuvering to get either the Beemer and Lexus into my garage because of their larger size. I bought the GLK thinking it was marginally smaller and therefore not as much trouble to get in and out of the garage. It took a while to notice that it's not just marginally smaller, its tremendously smaller than either the Beemer or the Lexus. In fact, the interior room is so much smaller that I sometime have trouble getting in and out. The leg room in the backseat is a joke. My son is only 5'10", but I had to move all the seats forward when bringing him home after surgery. I couldn't get his size 11 feet into the back comfortably. Not only is there insufficient leg room, but theres no room to just put "stuff". You know- stuff - like things you would normally keep in your glove compartment besides the owner manual. Forget it. This is the smallest glove compartment I've ever seen. The owners manual barely fits. If you have other "stuff" to put there you'd better think of something else. Don't expect to have room in the side pockets or the pockets on the back of the seats either - almost non-existent. The armrest in the middle has some room but not by much. I'm on the road a lot. While I drive I like to listen to audio books via my Iphone. I expect the bluetooth to pick up the book as soon as I get into the car. That's the way it worked on the previous two vehicles. Not with the GLK. Sometimes my book starts automatically. Sometimes it doesn't. It drives me crazy when I'm on a long stretch of highway and lose the signal. That's happened more than a few times. Driving and trying to manipulate the small letters (I wear reading glasses and can't see as well as I used to) on the dashboard or with the little "wheel" to try to reconnect bluetooth isn't always easy. Just trying to see whether I'm pushing the Navi, Radio, Disc button is beyond my vision and graphics be damned they are not all that intuitive. It's been a year since I purchased the vehicle. It has less than 6K miles on it. As I now contemplate trading it in, I've found that the value of the car has dropped by at least 35% after only a year. I got 60% on trade for my Lexus - after 5 years! Turns out the GLK doesn't hold it's value. I'm disappointed in that, but you live and learn. Overall, the GLK drives smoothly, accelerates quickly but buyer beware theres a lot of little annoyances that may not make it worth the initial high cost.

  • So Far So Good.... - 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
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    We have 7000 miles on our 2015 GLK350 now and so far it's been outstanding. Mercedes quality is evident in this car with no squeaks, rattles, even on the bumpiest of roads. Engine is powerful for its class. The Eco mode where the engine shuts off after a minute at lights is a great invention. Just lift off the brake pedal and it instantly starts back up with no lag time. My only complaint is that the engine has a slightly rattly sound that reminds me a bit of a diesel, but that's really nit picking at this point. Transmission is seamless, almost electric engine smooth! Interior is outstandingly sharp. My wife picked this car at the dealership for this feature. Very tastefully done (we got the dark wood with aluminium trim). Despite our toddler flinging his milk bottles and turning the back of the car into a white splattered version of a murder scene, everything simply wiped off with a wet rag. Seats are comfy yet firm. The suspension is a bit more firm than I prefer but I also appreciate the confidence the firmness inspires. Definitely more sports car feeling than an SUV (evident in it's shared C-Class platform). Now the gripes: - During a rain storm, you're sure to get a bit of a drenching when you open the back doors. The rear rain gutters are ineffective. - The turn signal stalk is always hidden behind the main stalk so you're accidentally turning on the wipers instead of the blinker. - For such a wide vehicle, it sure has little interior space. Our E-Class wagon is narrower yet holds 3 to 4 times as much stuff! Overall, we love this car. It's my wife's main car while I drive our E-Class Wagon. Both cars feel very different and it's hard to tell which one I prefer....

  • Stepping up to a Mercedes Benz - 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
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    Love the boxy look and full window viewing of this model SUV. It's offers a comfy ride. Love it!

  • Wind sound - 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
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    I love my car with two exceptions. There is a constant wind sound inside the vehicle. I took it to be repaired and they advised this a design problem with the vehicle. Told they all sound like this. "It's normal". Also disappointed in the gas mileage performance.

  • Solid little trucklette - 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
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    I wanted a vehicle that was small enough to fit in my garage, has strong towing capability for its size, can handle snow and some dirt roads. The GLK250 was at the high end of the price range I was considering, but the build quality reflects the price. Great seats, great engine, great transmission. Minus points: Small cargo area (but if the vehicle was longer it wouldn't fit in my garage). Upright windshield results in a bit of wind noise. Handling feels "heavy" at first but you get used to it and at German-type highway speeds (above 80 mph) it seems tuned just right.

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