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2015 Ford Explorer vs. 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Rear passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Ford Explorer than in the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between front seat comfort in the Ford Explorer and the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Explorer, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Ford Explorer 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. Both the Ford Explorer and the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer, 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 Ford Explorer has much lower torque than the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Ford Explorer 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 Ford Explorer for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Ford Explorer greatly out-muscles the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

Utility
The Ford Explorer offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. With the Ford Explorer, you'll be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

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

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2015 Ford
Explorer

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MSRP*: $30,700 - $43,100

2015 Mercedes-Benz
GLK-Class

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MSRP*: $37,900 - $39,900
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 17 19 - 24
Highway MPG: 22 - 24 25 - 33
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 7 - 7 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $28,935 - $40,191 $35,247 - $37,107

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