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2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

$4,588 — $12,116 USED
Sport Utility
5 Seats
16-18 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Performance with V-8 and V-6
  • Abundant passenger and cargo space
  • Premium overall feel
  • Entry and exit
  • Safety features

The Bad

  • Somewhat impaired side-rear visibility
  • Grabby transmission when slowing to halt
  • Small navigation screen
  • Radio and navigation controls

What to Know

about the 2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
  • Redesigned for 2006
  • V-6 or V-8 power
  • Standard 4WD
  • Enlarged dimensions
  • New unibody platform

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.3
39 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.5)
Performance
(4.3)
Interior Design
(4.4)
Comfort
(4.5)
Reliability
(3.8)
Value For The Money
(4.0)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Smooth, comfortable ride

by EL from Saugus, MA on November 13, 2018

Incredibly enjoyable to drive. Quiet even on highways. There was a lot of attention to detail put into the car. Everything is well placed and easy to use. Read full review

(5.0)

I HAVE HAD MANY SUV ,BUT THE ML350 IS THE BEST

by JAMIE from GLENDALE AZ on October 5, 2018

EXTREMELY LUXURY AT IS BEST,YOU MUST DRIVE FOR YOUR SELF.STAR MEANS LANE SEA AIR ALSO MERCEDES NAME IS A GIRL NAME ,THE PAINT IS BETTER,THE INTERIOR IS BETTER AND WILL LAST LONGER THAN OTHER CARS AND ... Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Base

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
marginal
Overall Rear
marginal
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The M-Class received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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