(4.5) 10 reviews
MSRP: $13,031$26,439
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 13-22
Engine: 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: 4x2
Seats: 5
2011 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Our Take on the 2011 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Our Take

Mercedes' midsize M-Class SUV was redesigned for 2009 and gained a 50-state diesel engine. The lineup expanded last year with the introduction of a hybrid model, the ML450. Competitors include the Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Land Rover LR4. (Skip to details on the: ML450 Hybrid) A new telematics sys... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Somewhat impaired side-rear visibility
  • Comand doesn't use console knob in other Mercedes models
  • Leather seats not standard

Notable Features

  • ML450 Hybrid
  • Diesel version legal in all 50 states
  • Pre-Safe crash-preparation system
  • RWD or 4WD
  • AMG performance model
  • New &quot
  • mbrace&quot
  • telematics system

6 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.