2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 Luxury Crossover SUV Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/mercedes-benz/glk-class/2013/ The Mercedes GLK350 is a very functional compact luxury crossover that has been refreshed for the 2013 model year. This segment has grown to be very popular that the Mercedes GLK350 has competition from Audi, BMW, Infiniti, and Lexus. With a starting price of $35,880 the GLK is a very affordable option. The 2013 Mercedes GLK-Class can seat up to 5 adults.
On the outside the chiseled look has been softened a bit and the new features make the GLK350 look more luxurious. Everything about the front-end is new including a better grille, chrome trim around the lower bumper, new headlights, and trick LED daytime running lights. Out back the lines are softer and the taillights are full LED units. The Exhaust tips are oval chrome units that tie the whole package together.
On the inside the ergonomics of the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 have been significantly improved. The shifter has been moved to the column in an effort to make more room on the center console. The Navigation system and touch screen are one of the best in the business and therefore remain unchanged. New for this model is the addition of a Stop/Start system that shuts the engine off while sitting idle. This system is good for improving fuel economy by a few MPG. Overall Mercedes did a wonderful job on the interior refresh.
The 2013 Mercedes GLK350 is powered by a Direct Injection 3.5 liter V-6 engine that makes 302 horsepower and 273 lb-ft. of torque. That's over 30 more horsepower than last year's model. The 7-speed automatic transmission should help the GLK350 net much better fuel economy numbers than last year's model. Soon Mercedes will be releasing a Diesel version of the GLK-Class called the GLK250 BlueTec that should be a bit hit.
All in all the 2013 Mercedes GLK350 is at the top of the list concerning luxury crossover SUVs. The price is very reasonable, the interior is well sorted, and the new exterior refresh looks great.
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Top 10 Crossovers Video Review - Autobytel's Best Crossover Vehicles in America
http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/crossovers/ The evolution of the perfect
American vehicle is in full swing. What started decades ago with the
station wagon; has brought about new automobile segments including:
minivans, SUVs, and now Crossovers. The crossover vehicle takes the best
from the 3 segments previously mentioned and combines those traits into one
very useful automobile. Crossovers are stylish, affordable, and they offer
tons of function and utility. Here is Autobytel's Top 10 List of Crossovers
sold in America.
10) Nissan Murano http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/nissan/murano/
The Nissan Murano may be one of the oldest crossovers on this list but that
is a testament to the strength and longevity of this vehicle. For over 10
years Nissan has been producing this great all around crossover.
9) Honda CR-V http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/honda/cr-v/
The Honda CR-V is the measuring stick for all other crossover vehicles. Now
in its 3rd generation, this 5-passenger crossover has become the go-to
vehicle especially for families downsizing from larger truck-based SUVs.
8) Chevrolet Traverse http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/chevrolet/traverse/
When the Traverse replaced many of Chevrolet's minivans and SUVs, many
eyebrows were raised. The Traverse has proven to be the perfect 8-passenger
family crossover without many compromises. The Traverse is comfortable,
affordable, and easy to drive.
7) Kia Sorento http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/kia/sorento/
The Kia Sorento is now in its 2nd generation and is being built here in the
U.S. at Kia's manufacturing facility in Georgia. The Sorento is as stylish
as it is affordable and has successfully challenged such heavyweights in
the crossover segment like the Toyota Highlander by raising quality and
increasing standard features.
6) Subaru Forester http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/subaru/forester/
Subaru is company that understands the meaning of building adept AWD
vehicles. The Forester is the embodiment of a bullet-proof compact that is
as capable as it is affordable. This is the type of vehicle that you keep
in the family and hand down to the next generation because it seems to last
5) Nissan Juke http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/nissan/juke/
The Nissan Juke is a sporty unique looking vehicle that adds utility. This
is a bold vehicle that makes a strong statement for young drivers looking
to stand out from the crowd. Priced cheaper than a Mini, the Juke offers
great styling, cutting edge technology, and Japanese reliability.
4) Nissan Rogue http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/nissan/rogue/
The Nissan Rogue made out Top 10 Crossovers list thanks to its value
proposition. This quirky crossover has demonstrated its ability to be
bullet-proof, functional, and most importantly affordable.
3) Subaru Outback http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/subaru/outback/
If one of your top requirements for a crossover is that if is Off-Road
ready, then the Subaru Outback is your Huckleberry. Built with Subaru's
Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive System; this crossover can go where most SUVs
2) Toyota RAV4 http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/toyota/rav4/
Now in its 3rd generation, the Toyota RAV4 comes in at a close second place
finish. The RAV4 has evolved into the most popular crossover in Toyota's
line-up and the one that fits into more family's lifestyles. With the
optional 3rd row seating, the Toyota RAV4 is the largest of the compact
crossovers on the market. As an added bonus the RAV4 is back with a great
warranty by one of the best automobile brands in the world.
1) Mazda CX-5 http://www.autobytel.com/new-cars/mazda/cx-5/
At the top of our 10 Best Crossovers list is the 1st generation Mazda CX-5.
Mazda claims in its ads that they have reinvented the crossover. The CX-5
is fun to drive, affordable, and offers the best fuel economy in the
crossover segment at 35 MPG on the highway. Mazda has changed the crossover
segment with this new CX-5 and other brands better be on notice it they
want to compete with Autobytel's pick as the Top Crossover Vehicle.
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2012 Porsche Panamera Test Drive & Luxury Sports Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/porsche/panamera/2012/ The 2012 Porsche Panamera
is an interesting combination of automotive delicacies. The Panamera is one
part sports car, one part luxury car, one part hatchback, and one part
sedan. Over the past decade, Porsche has created a few unique vehicles to
target a broad range of car buyers. The Boxster is aimed at the entry level
sports car enthusiast while the Cayenne is aimed at those looking for a
quick SUV. But the Panamera offers 911 performance with a usable back seat.
The 2012 Porsche Panamera can range from $75,200 for the base model all the
way to $173,200 for the top of the line turbo S model.
The vehicle tested in this video is the base model Panamera 4 (AWD). It is
powered by a lightweight and direct injected 3.6 liter V-6 engine that
makes 300 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of
torque. The transmission is the famous PDK twin-cutch 7-speed unit that
shifts lighting quick. Fuel economy on the 2012 Porsche Panamera is 18 MPG
in the city and 26 MPG on the highway thanks in part to an auto start/stop
system which shuts down the engine while the car is sitting idle. Sixty MPH
flies by in 5.8 seconds and the Panamera 4 has a top speed of 159 MPH. The
Panamera handles incredibly well thanks to the Porsche Traction Management
system. The AWD monitors driving situations and can adjust power as need.
The Panamera is equipped with Anti-Slip Regulation and Automatic Brake
Porsche Active Suspension Management is optional on the Panamera 4. This
system provides electronic dampening at all 4 corners of the car thus
reducing body roll and increasing handling. The system will also tighten up
the setting based on the selection of modes: Comfort, Sport, and Sport
Plus. The rims are 18-inch alloys wrapped in sticky rubber. The 2012
Porsche Panamera comes with huge 360 mm brakes up front and 330 mm brakes
out back. The calipers are six-piston units. Safety wise besides all the
electronic computer controlled systems, the Panamera 4 features a full
compliment of 2-stage airbags for both the front and rear passengers.
With the rear seats up the Panamera has a luggage compartment with over 15
cubic feet of storage space. But with he seats down the hatchback design
allows for over 44 cubic feet of cargo room which is a large amount for
this segment. And believe it or not the 2012 Porsche Panamera can tow up to
4850 lbs. The Panamera is a very efficient and powerful sports car that
offers a high level of luxury and sophistication while being able to
transport 4 passengers in style.
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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 Test Drive & Luxury SUV Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/mercedes-benz/gl-class/2013/ The 2013
Mercedes-Benz GL represents the second generation complete with a redesign
that features tons of updates. The 2013 GL450 is larger, pack with tons of
technology, and more refined. On the outside the Mercedes GL is very
elegant and refined. This large SUV abounds in chrome and stainless steel
parts. On the inside the GL is chalked full of luxurious materials with the
ability to seat up to 7 passengers. Although the GL is larger, it weighs
less and gets much better fuel economy than the previous generation. There
are 3 different trims including the GL350 BlueTEC, GL4450, and GL550.
Prices range from $62,400 up to $86,900 but you can top out at over $100k
by adding on various packages and options.
There are 3 different engines that power the GL Class. One engine is a
BlueTEC diesel found on the GL350 while the other 2 engine choices are V-8
motors. The 2013 Mercedes GL450 is powered by a 4.6 liter V-8 that makes
362 horsepower and
406 lb-ft. of torque. This engine, paired with a 7-speed automatic,
averages 14 MPG in the city and 19 MPG on the highway. Keep in mind the GL
is a full size 7 passenger luxury SUV weighing over 5400 lbs.
The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL Class looks like a strong muscular SUV thanks to
the large dimensions, stainless steel skid plates, and distinctive design.
The Xenon headlights match perfectly to the LED daytime running lights
which are a must for any luxury vehicle. The drive system features Mercedes
4MATIC all-wheel drive to help keep the GL on the road.
On the inside the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450 can seat up to 7 adults while
bathing them in high end luxury and comfort. Cargo room is plentiful at 83
cubic feet of space. The materials are top of the line. The front seats are
power operated with the capability to heat. There are 2 sunroofs to keep
both the second row and third row passengers happy. There are a few
optional packages and many different options that can be added. Mercedes is
on the forefront of technology and many innovations can be found on the
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL450.
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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL550 Test Drive & Luxury Convertible Car Video Review
http://www.autobytel.com/mercedes-benz/sl-class/2013/ The 2013
Mercedes-Benz SL550 has been completely redesigned and marks the 6th
generation of the SL-Class. The SL550 is a roadster which is in essence a
two seat convertible. The roof is 13 lbs. lighter than the previous model
thanks to the use of lightweight magnesium materials. The 2013 Mercedes
SL550 has an MSRP price of $103,650.
The SL550 is powered by a twin turbo 4.6
liter V-8 engine that produces 429 horsepower and 516 lb-ft. of
torque. The 7-speed automatic transmission features wheel mounted paddle
shifters as well as 3 distinct driving modes: ECO, Sport, and Manual.
Combined with the start-stop system the 2013 Mercedes SL550 has a fuel
economy rating of 16 MPG in the city and 24 MPG on the highway which is
better than the previous model.
The new 2013 Mercedes SL-Class features an all aluminum body that reduces
the weight by over 300 lbs. compared to the outbound model. This weight
reduction alone provides a huge Boost in performance. In fact with the twin-turbo V-8 engine the SL550 can rocket from
0-60 MPH in 4.5 seconds. That figure is pure super car territory. The
exterior still holds the shape that made the SL-Class famous over 60 years
ago but with modern lines. The Xenon headlights feature LED running lights
which are a must for any self-respecting luxury car. The 19-inch alloy AMG
wheels give the 2013 Mercedes SL550 a very aggressive look.
The suspension features a ton of great technology that offers the most
luxurious yet sporty ride. The active dampening shocks at each wheel adjust
the dampening rate every 10 milliseconds. The result is a smooth ride with
razor sharp handling. The Active Body Control System is tasked with
providing a balanced ride. The body roll is limited when cornering and the
SL550's ride height is reduced as speeds increase.
The 2013 Mercedes SL-Class is a convertible first and foremost. The SL550
features a retractable hardtop that can open or close in less than 15
seconds. MAGIC SKY CONTROL is a trick feature that with the press of a
button turns the roof from clear to opaque or vice versa. Integrated into
the headrests are vents that can provide a cool blast of air on a hot sunny
day. The AIRSCARF system does the opposite. Beneath each head rest vents
deliver a blast of warm air so you can keep the top down even in the fall
The 2013 Mercedes SL550 is one of the best convertible roadsters on the
market today. With a powerful yet efficient 400+ horsepower engine and a
wonderfully automatic retractable hardtop; the Mercedes has tons of
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2013 Lexus RX 350 vs Mercedes-Benz GLK vs Infiniti FX37 0-60 $53K Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) What's the best new all-wheel-drive luxury
Crossover that you can buy for $53,000.00? That's the question we wanted to
answer in this TFLcar Mashup review. Is it the new and refreshed 2013 Lexus
RX 350 or is it the new and refreshed 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 4MATIC or
is it the new and refreshed 2013 Infiniti FX37 AWD? The Lexus represents
the most popular vehicle in the segment, while Mercedes-Benz is packed full
of new safety technology and of course the Infiniti is the most sporty of
the three. In this fun TFLcar Mashup review we not only rate all three
Crossovers but we also see which one is fastest from 0-60 MPH.
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK: Top 3 Unexpected Surprises
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The newly updated 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 is
the baby Benz in the Mercedes-Benz line up of Crossover vehicles. Like the
bigger vehicles that Mercedes sells the GLK350 has 4MATIC all-wheel-drive
and a host of safety features to make one of the most technologically
advanced cars that Mercedes sells. But what's is it like to live with the
new Mercedes-Benz GLK350 ? We spend a week driving and getting to know most
vehicles that we review and sometimes we discover some unexpected
surprises. Here's a brief review that demonstrates the top three unexpected
surprises of the new 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK.
2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 vs Lexus GX460 Off-Road Mountain Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec and the 2013
Lexus GX460 are both luxurious 7 seater family haulers that can certainly
go off-road. However that where the similarities end. Under the hood of the
Mercedes is a V-6 turbocharged diesel
engine while under the hood of the Lexus is a more traditional gasoline
powered V-8. Of course we wanted to know not just how well the brand new
2013 Mercedes GL compares to the Lexus when it comes to ride and handling
but perhaps more importantly how the Mercedes compares of-road when the
going very muddy. You see the Lexus is based on one of Toyota's most off
road worthy vehicles...the Land Cruiser. So how did the big Merc do? Check
out this off-road Mountain Mash-up Review to find out.
2013 Mercedes GLK review
The Mercedes Benz GLK is the best selling compact luxury crossover in
Canada. For 2013 it gets a facelift and two new motors, including a
fantastic 4-cylinder diesel.
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Review
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2013 Mercedes-Benz GL First Drive & Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The new second generation of the 2013
Mercedes-Benz GL will be at your local dealership in the fall of this year.
For 2013 Mercedes-Benz has completely revamped the model line including the
V8 Mercedes-Benz GL 450, 550 and the diesel BlueTec 350. We recently had a
chance to drive all three version of the GL in New Mexico both on and
off-road and came away impressed by the list of luxury and safety items
that are now both standard and available on the biggest 7 passenger luxury
SUV in the Mercedes Benz lineup of new cars. Check out this first drive
reviews we pul all three to the test.
Camille introduces the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350
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Check out the bold new styling and aggressive refinement of the all-new
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK 350. Camille walks us through the recent changes on
performance, styling, comfort and convenience. Several available here at
Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead.