2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 BlueTEC 4Matic
This year has seen several new diesel passenger vehicles hit U.S. roads, and last fall, we were able to spend a full weekend with the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 BlueTEC 4matic crossover. We'd driven the luxury compact utility vehicle for a day last spring, and enjoyed it--but we wanted to put it through our usual drive cycle to see what kind of fuel economy it would return. MORE: 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 BlueTEC: Fuel Efficiency Drive Report The diesel GLK, with standard all-wheel drive, is rated by the EPA at 28 mpg combined (24 mpg city, 33 mpg highway). Over our usual test route...
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 250 BlueTEC: Fuel Efficiency Drive Report
Launched for 2009 and notably refreshed for the 2013 model year, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class luxury compact crossover has never been particularly green. But with the mid-year addition of a new diesel version, its fuel efficiency goes up by a third--which isn't bad for a pricey, heavy crossover. Two...John Voelcker