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2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 350 BlueTEC
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$38,763
45 listings nationwide

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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
GLK 250 BlueTEC
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,683
51 listings nationwide
6 GREAT deals
9 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 350 BlueTEC
Eric Tallberg Preview:

For the well-heeled among us who desire a full-size sport ute with power, plush, panache, and even a bit of practicality, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class might be just the ticket. Spor...

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
GLK 250 BlueTEC
Eric Tallberg Preview:

Need a compact luxury crossover for the commute or those trips to the mall? Take a look at the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. Although this pint-size ute currently packs 5 folks in admi...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 350 BlueTEC
20
writes:
Excellent family car
writes:
This is the one we bought.
30
writes:
Was my first choice until I spent a good amount of time in one. It feels somewhat cramped, 3rd row is tight, ...
Power Ranked 2016 Land Rover LR4 Landmark 4WD better.
"Smooth and strong up to 70. The GL550 is very strong as well, just didnt feel as refined. "
Value Ranked 2016 Land Rover LR4 Landmark 4WD worse.
"The GL550 pulls harder throughout the power band, has a decent interior and can be picked up pretty cost effectively. "
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
GLK 250 BlueTEC
writes:
Great compact luxury crossover.
Power Ranked 2017 INFINITI Q50 worse.
"305 HP"
Front Seats Ranked 2017 INFINITI Q50 worse.
"Typical German in fit and finish"
50
writes:
Huge disappointment. Very cheap feeling inside. Not impressed.
writes:
Interior was stunning. Did not meet my needs in cargo or in handling
Back Seats Ranked 2014 Dodge Durango Limited AWD better.
"could not see around the 6+ salesman in the rear seat of the Mercedes, however I could in the Durango"

Specs

2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 350 BlueTEC
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
GLK 250 BlueTEC
Powertrain 7-Speed Automatic 7-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
26 MPG
33 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 26.4 gal 17.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Diesel
Diesel
Power
240 hp @ 3,600 RPM
201 hp @ 3,800 RPM
Torque
455 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
369 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
15.5:1
16.2:1
Displacement
3,000 cc
2,100 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.27 in x 3.62 in
3.27 in x 3.9 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 7 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 40.3 in 41.4 in
Back Legroom 38.5 in 35.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 16 cu ft 16.5 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,698 lbs 1,221 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity -- 3,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 7,500 lbs 3,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 201.6 in 178.2 in
Width 84.3 in 79.4 in
Height 72.8 in 66.9 in
Wheelbase 121.1 in 108.5 in

Available Options

2016 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
GL 350 BlueTEC

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Dakota Brown Metallic
  • Designo Diamond White Metallic
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Palladium Silver Metallic
  • Steel Gray Metallic

Option Packages

  • Heated Second Row Seats
  • 3-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • Soft-Close Doors
  • Active Curve System
  • Adaptive Damping System
  • Illuminated Running Boards
  • Illuminated Star
  • Rear-Seat Entertainment
  • SplitView
  • Designo Auburn Brown Leather Package
  • Designo Black Leather Package
  • Designo Porcelain Leather Package
  • Wood/Leather Steering Wheel
  • designo Wood & Leather Steering Wheel
  • Appearance Package
  • Bang & Olufsen Sound System
  • Lighting Package
  • Premium I Package
  • designo Black Piano Lacquer Trim
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Lane Tracking Package
  • Night-View Assist Plus
  • Parking Assist Package
  • Parktronic with Active Parking Assist
  • Almond Beige/Black Leather Upholstery
  • Almond Beige/Mocha Leather Upholstery
  • Auburn Brown/Black Leather Upholstery
  • Gray/Black Leather Upholstery
  • Grey/Dark Grey Leather Upholstery
  • Heated and Ventilated Front Seats
  • Multi-Contour Driver/Passenger Seats with Massage
  • Panorama Sunroof
  • Trailer Hitch
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class
GLK 250 BlueTEC

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Designo Diamond White Metallic
  • Diamond Silver
  • Dolomite Brown
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Mars Red
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Palladium Silver Metallic
  • Pebble Gray
  • Polar White
  • Steel Gray Metallic

Option Packages

  • Brushed Aluminum Running Boards
  • Appearance Package
  • Becker Map Pilot Nav
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Harman/Kardon Logic 7 Surround Sound System
  • Illuminated Door Sills (Set of 2)
  • Keyless-Go
  • Lane Tracking Package
  • Leather Package
  • Lighting Package
  • Multimedia Package
  • Parking Assistance Package
  • Premium 1 Package
  • Rear Seat Entertainment
  • Sport Package
  • Trailer Hitch
  • Heated Front Seats

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