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Rating 62/100 Background Much as with a cut of filet mignon, the compact size of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class doesn’t necessarily translate into your getting less. Not only does this junior crossover boast impeccable build quality and a cabin trimmed in top-shelf materials, but its demeanor while on the move is also suitably refined. The …

Rating 65/100 Background The 2014 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class is one of the best examples of a luxury automaker effectively transferring most of its intrinsic quality and high-end features into a smaller package. This small crossover is freight-train stable at high speeds, and it rides and handles as well as most luxury sedans. And like most Mercedes-Benzes, …

Rating 62/100 Background Since its introduction three years ago, the Mercedes-Benz GLK350 has been one of our favorite compact luxury crossovers. It brings much of the Mercedes promise — rock-solid construction, a sophisticated drive and ample safety features — to this growing car segment. Now adding to its appeal, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK arrives with …

Rating 73/100 Background The 2012 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 is the second-cheapest Mercedes you can buy in this country, and yet you’d never guess it by the way it looks, feels and drives. Close the GLK’s doors and the metallic thump is reminiscent of closing a bank vault — all that’s missing is that spinning wheel thing. …

Rating 87/100 Background It is no accident that the GLK350, Mercedes’ smallest and least expensive SUV, leaped into the crowded compact crossover market last year as an immediately desirable contender. After all, Mercedes-Benz pioneered the combination of SUV utility and luxury-car trappings with its ML-Class SUV in the late 1990s. About five years ago, Mercedes …

Rating 75/100 Background Mercedes-Benz was one of the first players in the luxury SUV market, but until now, the compact segment of that market had been ignored by the three-pointed star. Correcting that problem is the all-new 2010 Mercedes-Benz GLK350, a compact crossover that combines elements from throughout the brand’s lineup. Based mechanically on the …

We all want our sports utility vehicle to be dependable. We certainly don’t want to waste precious time sitting in a repair shop. After all, SUV owners are all about adventure and being out on the road. In fact, J.D. Power research says that aside from exterior and interior styling, vehicle dependability is the most …

The last thing you want is to spend money on a luxury SUV for it to encounter recurring problems due to design or part malfunctions. If your SUV is creating problems which prevent you from using it to its maximize purpose, then it can dwindle your confidence in that vehicle. That said, how can you …

If a new SUV is not in the budget or you are looking for a second vehicle for a growing family, a used SUV can give you the extra room you need at a discounted price. While you may be in the market for a used SUV, you still need to do your homework on …

Rating 72/100 Background Is the new 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class a compact crossover SUV or a high-riding four-door compact hatchback? Although officially known as the former, we won’t correct you if you use the latter description as well, since the GLA certainly looks the part. However, as Americans typically see hatchbacks as down-market vehicles, Mercedes-Benz is …

Rating 77/100 Background Is that the name of a new Lincoln or a stock market ticker symbol? Even we have a hard time keeping our Lincolns straight, but all you really need to know about the 2015 Lincoln MKC is that it’s a genuinely competitive compact luxury crossover. The MKC has good genetics on its …

Rating 60/100 Background Small and midsize crossover SUVs are very popular with families, who favor their spacious passenger and cargo compartments, elevated seating positions and available all-wheel drive. But oftentimes these vehicles can be rather plain and anonymous. If you desire a crossover with style and presence that is still quite family-friendly, the 2014 Volvo …