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2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class consumer reviews

$71,300–$73,800 MSRP range
side view of 2012 CLS-Class Mercedes-Benz
95% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior 4.9
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.4
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.7
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Amazing fit, finish, and fast.

Without a doubt the most fun luxury car I've owned. Everyone has warned me about how much it costs to fix. I'd like to confirm or dismiss their predictions, but nothing has broken. Other than expensive oil changes and different sized tires that can't be rotated, I haven't done anything but put gas in it.


1st day owning, car was in the shot for 4-6k repai

Love the look of the car. Unfortunately I was sold a bad car. The seller hid the fact that timing chain was very bad. Had car "warm" for each and every test drive. Did not know issue until they held the car for several days after purchase then it was too late.


Mercedes Benz CLS

The Mercedes Benz 550 CLS was exactly what I wanted. My sales girl, Kelly gave great detail to my boyfriend and I needs— His and Hers Benz’s!😁 Awesome car!👌🏾


Fast car drives great

Good car has performance parts and is very fast reliable at all times good on gas and gives no problems hit me up if you are serious about this buy


The most powerful and reliable car I?ve owned.

Excycar and I love it. Very powerful and comfortable vehicle. Met all my needs and I have no issues with the car.


nice car drive it you will buy it

one off the best cars I have owned ,this is the second one I have owned.all I have done is drove with minor service done



Stylish, tons of compliments on matte white paint, powerful, comfortable, the ride is great, headlights and fog light combination makes for great look, dynamic drivers seat is awesome, the drivers seat back massager works great with heat or cooling on


Superb German performance and engineering

I have owned many high end luxury vehicles. This is by far one of the best bang for the buck vehicles out there! Amazing 550+ hp beats out 98% of the sports cars. Better looks then any domestic vehicle made.resale value is great and the style and comfort only Mercedes can offer.


I Love this Graceful Beast

I bought this car (a 2012 CLS550 4 Matic Launch Edition) used in October 2016 (which means I've owned it for 10 months). I am equally impressed by its looks and performance. I was blown away by how quick it was when I drove it off the lot -- then I realized that I was only in standard driving mode and have to test it again in sport mode. Both driving modes blew me away!! The car is definitely a head-turner. So far, nearly every fancy restaurant my wife and I go to, the valet guys park my car right in the front (makes me feel like a king). So far, I've had an oil change, tune up, and the center entertainment control knob replaced (I'm at about 73k miles). Service can be a bit pricey, but I haven't had any major issues (fingers crossed).


High quality

Great vehicle, I currently own an E class and have always thought this car is amazing but the CLS is phenomenal, handling and speed is really a mouth dropper and luxury is tremendous for this everyday car.