Phone, GPS and Tablet Mounts for a Mercedes-Benz GLK350

Mercedes-Benz GLK350 InteriorI was able to get a look inside a Mercedes-Benz GLK350 the other day.  I instantly snap into MountGuys Labs mode to figure out what mounts will work.

A photo of the interior of a Mercedes-Benz GLK350 accompanies this article.  It’s a fairly compact interior and finding good mounting locations was unexpectedly difficult.  So let’s see what’s going to work.

My first choice for phone mounts goes to the windshield.  Nothing freakish about the windshield slope.  Not like my Nissan Murano.

My recommendation for the Mercedes-Benz GLK350 windshield mount is the Arkon MegaGrip Suction Cup Windshield and Dash Mount.  The suction mount features a vacuum locked suction assembly attached to a pivoting arm.  The phone can swivel into any orientation.  The mount also comes with an adhesive disk that you can stick to the dash to turn the mount into a console mount.  The suction assembly can adhere to the adhesive disk just like it would on a windshield.  This is a very reliable mount and I can vouch for it based upon my years of personal use.

The same mount but for a Garmin GPS is the Arkon Windshield Dash Garmin Nuvi Suction Mount.  I have recommended this one over the many years it has been available and have used it myself as well.  It’s an excellent mount that comes with a 2-year warranty.  It’s more rugged and longer than the Garmin mount you received in the box.  Like the prior mount, this is a longer reach to the windshield so set it before the drive.

The Mercedes-Benz GLK350 has excellent square flush vents.  Perfect for mounting a phone.  The vent mount to the middle below the display is an excellent location.  Easy to see and simple to install on the Mercedes-Benz GLK350 vents.  The TechMatte MagGrip Magnetic Car Mount Holder for SmartPhones is a good choice.  The mount has a magnetic surface a little larger than a US Quarter.  The back has four prongs that are used to attach to a car vent.  This design allows attachment to either a horizontal or vertical vent.  The attachment to the vent slats is accomplished by aligning a vent slat between the prongs and pushing forward.  There are included metal strips which attach to the back of your case or phone.  That’s how it attaches to the mount.  You can also use this for a GPS that has a flat back.

Negative on a car seat bolt mount for the Mercedes-Benz GLK350.  The seat bolt isn’t easily accessed.  While you can certainly use the option to bolt it directly to the floor board, most are not going to want to drill holes into their Mercedes-Benz GLK350 floor, so let’s move on.  Granted I did that on my old Mercedes-Benz ML320 but I really disliked that car.  That’s another story for another time.

The Mercedes-Benz GLK350 dashboard is nice and flat.  Thumbs up to dash mounts here.  You can use the two suction mounts I mentioned already as they both come with an adhesive disk so that you can use it on a flat dash surface.  This option is best for states where mounting to a windshield is illegal.

You can consider using the Arkon Friction Dash Mount for SmartPhones and Midsize Tablets.  This includes a cradle that opens to over 7 inches so it’s going to fit most smartphones and tablets up to the size of an Apple iPad Mini.  The included bean bag weighted dash mount weighs almost two pounds and has a safety anchor which I suggest using.  The device can swivel 360 degrees and will pivot and tilt.

I’m not liking the location of the CD Player on the Mercedes-Benz GLK350 so I will recommend against a CD player mount.  Using a mount in this location will block your entire control panel.  Additionally, the location of the CD player is too low to be of genuine use.

A cup holder mount is the only way to place a larger tablet in a Mercedes-Benz GLK350.  The Arkon Car Cup Holder Mount for Tablets is a good choice and fits large tablets all the way up to an Apple iPad Pro.  This cup holder mount features a ball and socket design to allow adjustment and it swivels into any orientation.  The cup holder mount fits up to 3.5 inches diameter so it will fit the Mercedes-Benz GLK350 just fine.

The Mercedes-Benz GLK350 is moderately difficult to find good mounting locations, but we named a few.  Avoid the CD player and seat bolt.  Locations like the vent, windshield and cup holder are preferred.