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2014 Chevrolet Traverse vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Chevrolet Traverse offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Chevrolet Traverse and the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Chevrolet Traverse as you will with the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, as they are both able to travel similar distances on a tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Chevrolet Traverse will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Chevrolet Traverse will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

Dimensions
Since the Chevrolet Traverse is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Chevrolet Traverse, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

Drivetrain
The Chevrolet Traverse has much lower torque than the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Chevrolet Traverse has a larger turning radius than the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is clearly the choice over the Chevrolet Traverse for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Chevrolet Traverse greatly out-muscles the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

Utility
Soccer Moms and those who need to chauffeur around a lot of people will appreciate the Chevrolet Traverse more than the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, due to its significantly greater seating capacity. With the Chevrolet Traverse, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Chevrolet Traverse is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.


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2014 Chevrolet
Traverse

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MSRP*: $30,795 - $43,255
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2014 Mercedes-Benz
GLK-Class

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MSRP*: $37,480 - $39,480
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 17 19 - 24
Highway MPG: 23 - 24 25 - 33
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 8 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $29,563 - $40,660 $34,856 - $36,716

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