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Here is a comparison between the Honda CR-V and the 2011 Mercedes Benz GLK. The 2010 is a left hand drive only model but it is expected that there will be right hand drive model sometime later this or next year.

The GLK and CRV are not comparable on the basis that the GLK is a performance and luxury model as opposed to the family run about. However they are very similar in overall size. So we've put this up as a basis for a more interesting comparison. You will see that all the engines available on the GLK at state of the art and also available in other Mercedes Benz models. This means you will not be disappointed what ever model you get.

This GLK series is all new for Mercedes and the direct competitor to the higher end models of the X3 or even the X1. The marketing and traction packaging difference is that the GLK is more off-road orientated like the other G series. Until it gets in to country it will be difficult to tell but we think would be a suitable compromise for those who want something more capable than the majority of small SUV despite the smaller size. Just see the specifications below!

Read on to see what we think. 


Mercedes Benz GLK
VS
Honda CRV

In terms of design the exterior of the GLK is in line with the existing G series models. It has a conservative and squared off look that in a way reminds us of the original Suzuki Vitara before the 'grand' was added. We think it looks good and different from the rest.

In interior (based on pictures) looks a practical and a mix of modern and retro design. The quality of materials look as good as the existing generation of regular Mercedes cars. Certainly a much nicer place to be than the BMWs, Volkswagen and in fact any other compact SUV currently available.

Simply put the GLK package looks great on paper and pictures. We'll have to try it out when it gets released here.

 

 

 
Last known pricing (RRP)

NOT including on roads, discounts etc...
AUGUST 2010

Honda CR-V
2010 $30,990 - 42,790 AUD

Mercedes GLK
2010 $xx,xxx - xx,xxx AUD
 

 


 

Honda CR-V Mercedes Benz GLK

Engines  
IL 4 Cylinder (K24Z1)
IL 4 Cylinder petrol
DOHC VTEC EFI
2.4 Litre (2354cc)
Claimed 125Kw @ 5800RPM
Claimed 218Nm @ 4200RPM
 
IL4 Diesel (GLK220 CDI)
IL4 Cylinder
Common rail turbo intercooler
2.2 Litre (2143cc)
Claimed 125Kw @ 320-4800RPM
Claimed 400Nm @ 1400-2800RPM

V6 Diesel (GLK320 CDI)
V6 Cylinder petrol
Common rail turbo intercooler
3.0 Litre (2987cc)
Claimed 165Kw @ 3800RPM
Claimed 540Nm @ 1600-2400RPM

V6 Petrol (GLK280)
V6 Cylinder petrol
DOHC VTEC EFI
3.0 Litre (2996cc)
Claimed 171Kw @ 6000RPM
Claimed 300Nm @ 2500-5000RPM

V6 Petrol (GLK350)
V6 Cylinder petrol
DOHC VVT EFI
3.5 Litre (3498cc)
Claimed 200Kw @ 6000RPM
Claimed 350Nm @ 2400-5000RPM
 

Weight  
1580 - 1630Kg
Towing capacity up to 1500kg
1845-1880Kg
Towing capacity up to 2000kg
Fuel capacity & consumption  
Up to 58 litres
IL4 Petrol 10 Lts per 100km AVG (Auto)
Up to 66 litres
IL4 Diesel 6.9Lts per 100km AVG 
V6 Diesel 7.9Lts per 100km AVG
V6 Petrol 10.2Lts per 100km AVG 
V4 Petrol 10.4Lts per 100km AVG
Other specifications  
6 speed manual or 5 speed Auto
Overall Height/Width 1680/1820
Overall Length/Wheelbase 4565/2605
4WD system: On-demand AWD
ANCAP Safety: 4/5
7 speed Auto
Overall height/width 1699/1885
Overall length/wheelbase 4525/2755
4WD system: Selectable AWD
ANCAP Safety: 5/5
Capability  
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach xx
Departure xx
Breakover xx
Ground clearance (unloaded) 185mm
Water Fording depth xxmm Max
(The higher number the better potential 4WD capability but there is more to a good 4WD than just these figures)
 
Angle of: (degrees)
Approach xx
Departure xx
Breakover xx
Ground clearance (unloaded) xxmm
Water Fording depth xxmm Max
(The higher number the better potential 4WD capability but there is more to a good 4WD than just these figures)
Performance Performance

Petrol
0-100Kph:10 secs

Diesel IL4 2.2 0-100Kph 8.8 secs
Diesel V6 3.2 0-100Kph:7.5 secs
Petrol V6 3.0 0-100Kph:7.6 secs
Petrol V6 3.5 0-100Kph:6.7 secs
Pricing  
2010 $30,990 - 42,790 AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing, specifications, on-road costs, accessories and specials etc.. everything as usual is subject to change!
 
2011 $xx,xxx - xx,xxx AUD
*Always check with the dealer for up to date pricing, specifications, on-road costs, accessories and specials etc.. everything as usual is subject to change!


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