|2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC300||VS||2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK350|
|2.0L Turbo I4||Engine||3.5L V6|
|273 lb-ft||Torque||273 lb-ft|
|21/28 MPG City/Hwy||Efficiency||19/25 MPG City/Hwy|
If you're looking for a new luxury SUV, Mercedes-Benz is a one stop shop for any driver. For 2016 especially, drivers have a rare opportunity to make a decision between such vehicles as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK. The GLC is the new generation of the GLK, meaning that for a limited time, you can get either SUV brand new. The same is true for the GLE vs M-Class, GLS vs GL-Class, and the SLC vs SLK, but the GLC and the GLK especially offer different levels of utility, so let's take a closer look at what sets the new GLC apart from the outgoing GLK.
When standing outside of both SUVs, the GLC looks smaller than the GLK. This is actually a Mercedes-Benz illusion that worked perfectly. The GLC is actually a little bit bigger than the GLK in every way. The vehicles is longer, taller, and features more cargo space inside the cabin. Despite the extra space, the GLC gets better gas mileage than the GLK, further positioning Mercedes-Benz as some kind of wizard and making the decision even more difficult.
Traditionally, the GLK was always available as either the GLK250 BLUTEC or the GLK350 with 4MATIC option. With the birth of the GLC, Mercedes-Benz decided that the engine needed to be more compact, yet still powerful. The solution is the 2016 GLC300. It comes with a 2.0-liter turbo inline 4-cylinder engine that produces 241 horsepower. This is the same engine used in the C-Class, and it actually produces 60 less horsepower than the 3.5-liter V6 in the GLK. The GLK250 did not carry over to the GLC250 yet, but it will be available by the end of the year.
The GLK offers more horsepower, but the GLC has the same amount of torque and uses a new 9-speed automatic transmission that allows the GLC to get up to 28 miles per gallon on the highway. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK comparison is a tough one, so we'll leave the decision up to you. If you are looking for fun and sport, you might want the GLK, but if you are looking for comfort, efficiency, and technology, the GLC is what you are looking for. If you have any questions about either the GLC or the GLK, contact us at Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale today!