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

Comparison Review

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

Due to the larger tank size and better fuel economy of the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Ford Explorer.

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). The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is somewhat more expensive than the Ford Explorer. 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 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class and the Ford Explorer have similar Destination Charges.

Since the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is much slimmer than the Ford Explorer, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Ford Explorer.

Due to its much higher torque, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class does a much better job of transmitting its engine's horsepower to its wheels than the Ford Explorer.

The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Ford Explorer, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

When considering 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 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has a lot less horsepower than the Ford Explorer.

The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has less seating than the Ford Explorer, making the Ford Explorer the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has significantly less cargo capacity than the Ford Explorer.

You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class than that of the Ford Explorer.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz

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MSRP*: $37,900 - $39,900

2015 Ford

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MSRP*: $30,600 - $42,670
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $1,500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 19 - 24 16 - 17
Highway MPG: 25 - 33 22 - 24
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $35,247 - $37,107 $28,841 - $39,790

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.