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2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class vs. 2013 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Passengers in the backseat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Highlander Hybrid than in the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Toyota Highlander Hybrid 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

Dimensions
The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is a little narrower than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. 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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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 Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class will do just as well as the Toyota Highlander Hybrid, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class has a little less horsepower than the Toyota Highlander Hybrid.

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

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


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2014 Mercedes-Benz
GLK-Class

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MSRP*: $37,480 - $39,480
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2013 Toyota
Highlander Hybrid

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MSRP*: $40,170 - $46,370
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 19 - 24 28
Highway MPG: 25 - 33 --
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
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $34,856 - $36,716 $36,956 - $42,428

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