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2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class vs. 2014 Nissan Pathfinder Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Nissan Pathfinder than in the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Nissan Pathfinder will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class.

Convenience
The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Nissan Pathfinder, making it more convenient to drive.

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). The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Pathfinder. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class will cost more in terms of transportation costs than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Dimensions
Since the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is much slimmer than the Nissan Pathfinder, 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 Nissan Pathfinder.

Drivetrain
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 Nissan Pathfinder.

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

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Nissan Pathfinder is clearly the choice over the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class for pulling heavy loads. When it comes to horsepower, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has a lot less horsepower than the Nissan Pathfinder.

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

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

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2014 Mercedes-Benz
GLK-Class

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MSRP*: $37,480 - $39,480

2014 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*: $29,110 - $41,550
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $2,000 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 19 - 24 19 - 20
Highway MPG: 25 - 33 25 - 26
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
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $34,856 - $36,716 $26,850 - $38,303

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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