2011 Cadillac
SRX
vs. 2011 Mercedes-Benz
GLK350

2011 Cadillac SRX

10.0

starting from

$42,415

Reasons to buy the Cadillac SRX

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Average range on the highway
483 miles
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Moon roof
Standard
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Average cargo space
61.1 ft3
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Average range in the city
357 miles
2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350

9.2

starting from

$38,375
"A world standard once again."
edmunds.com | talking about the GLK-Class's interior quality
"Rock-solid structure."
edmunds.com | talking about the GLK-Class's build-quality

Reasons to buy the Mercedes-Benz GLK350

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Power outlets
Standard
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Fast 0-60 time
7.0 seconds
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More airbags
6
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Premium radio
Optional
Luxury Features 10.0 vs 8.6
2011 Cadillac SRX Winner: SRX
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  • Enjoy additional natural light with the SRX 's standard sun roof
  • Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the SRX
Cost 10.0 vs 9.9
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  • Longer basic warranty
  • Longer-lasting basic warranty
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Performance - vs -
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  • Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
  • Both have more gears, but the GLK350 in particular has a wide number
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system
Road Tests - vs 10.0
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Overall 10.0 vs 9.2

Luxury Features

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SRX
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GLK350
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moon roof Standard vs Not Available Enjoy additional natural light with the SRX 's standard sun roof
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power seats Standard vs Standard Both have power seats
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keyless entry Standard vs Standard Both have keyless entry
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leather Standard vs Optional Leather-appointed interiors are available on both; but it comes standard with the SRX

Cost

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SRX
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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 Mercedes-Benz
GLK350
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MSRP $42,415 vs $38,375 The GLK350 has a reasonable price, while the SRX is very expensive
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In-city gas mileage 17 mpg vs 16 mpg The SRX has OK city mileage, while the GLK350 is very inefficient
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basic warranty miles 50,000 mile vs 50,000 mile Longer basic warranty
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basic warranty years 4 year vs 4 year Longer-lasting basic warranty

Crash Test Ratings

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SRX
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GLK350
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test Unknown vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test Unknown vs Unknown

Performance

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SRX
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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 Mercedes-Benz
GLK350
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Horsepower 265 HP @ 6,950 RPM vs 268 HP @ 6,000 RPM Average power
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Number of gears 6 vs 7 Both have more gears, but the GLK350 in particular has a wide number
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Transmission Semi-automatic transmission vs Semi-automatic transmission Both offer a semi-automatic transmission, a nice perk for this class
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor for increased power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 16.6 lb/hp vs 15.2 lb/hp The GLK350 is a sporty car, while the SRX is just average
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Drivetrain type all-wheel drive vs all-wheel drive Both have the usual drivetrain for this class of vehicle
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Curb-to-curb turning radius Unknown vs 37.7 ft

Safety Features

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SRX
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GLK350
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 6 The GLK350 has a good number of airbags, but the SRX is just OK (missing Knee)
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Rear brakes Disc vs Disc Both have the usual brakes for this class of vehicle
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system OnStar vs mbrace

Practicality

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SRX
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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 Mercedes-Benz
GLK350
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Passengers 5 vs 5 Average number of seats
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Cargo space 61.1 ft3 vs 54.7 ft3 The SRX has OK cargo room, while the GLK350 has very little
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front seats 55.2 ft3 vs 51.6 ft3 The SRX has average-sized front seats, while the GLK350 is very cramped
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Base payload capacity 3500 lb vs Unknown
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Not Available vs Standard The GLK350's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the SRX
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navigation system Optional vs Optional Both offer an upgrade to a navigation system
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Cupholders 4 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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SRX
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GLK350
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Number of speakers 10 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume No vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Optional Like your tunes? In the GLK350, you can upgrade to satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Optional vs Optional Both can be upgraded to include an entertainment system

Road Tests

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SRX
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2011 Mercedes-Benz GLK350 Mercedes-Benz
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0-60 mph 8.6 seconds vs 7.0 seconds The GLK350 has a good 0-60 time, but the SRX is just average
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Braking distance at 60mph 126 ft vs 131 ft The SRX has above average braking ability for this class of vehicle, but the GLK350 is just OK
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1/4 mile 16.9 s @ 85 mph vs 15.4 s @ 92 mph The GLK350's 1/4 mile time is zippy, but the SRX 's is just OK
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Lateral acceleration 0.82 g vs 0.76 g The SRX has good cornering abilities compared to the merely average GLK350
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Top speed Unknown vs 143 mph

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