Should you’re opting for the 2019 Mercedes GLK over the practically similar Chevy Tahoe, you would possibly as nicely skip proper to the 2019 Mercedes GLK. You get a a lot better powertrain and extra sophisticated suspension, nicer interior materials, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made lately, however the 2019 Mercedes GLK occurs to be certainly one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 Mercedes GLK offers ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this type of automobile can ship. A V8 engine comes standard, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing offers traction whenever you need it most.
The 2019 Mercedes GLK, nevertheless, additionally has some flaws generally associated with this sort of automobile. Cargo house isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of gas. We’re additionally not keen on the bottom V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 Mercedes GLK’s trip and driving expertise start to fall according to more fashionable autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might recommend testing the 2019 Mercedes GLK’s closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has a higher maximum towing capability and superior cargo space and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert package provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automated high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package provides an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed fashions can be found on supporting fashions at further value. Elective for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering bundle with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 Mercedes GLK are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2019 Mercedes GLK also offers power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2019 Mercedes GLK contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Standard Edition Value Package deal as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the base SLE and the near-luxury 2019 Mercedes GLK, which pushes the 2019 Mercedes GLK into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and may be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban form as well, often at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.