• (4.8) 24 reviews
  • MSRP: $22,528–$45,904
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 15-23
  • Engine: 302-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5
2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

What We Don't Like

  • Feels wider than it is
  • Air suspension's modes could be more distinct
  • Nonlinear brake feel
  • Dated seat-folding design
  • Real leather not standard

Notable Features

  • On- and Off-Road Package
  • Gas or diesel power
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Available air suspension
  • Available SplitView monitor

2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The Mercedes-Benz M-Class midsize SUV seats five and competes with the Audi Q7, Land Rover LR4 and BMW X5.

Mercedes also markets the ML63 AMG, a high-performance version of the M-Class powered by a 518-horsepower, twin-turbo V-8. There's also an available all-wheel-drive diesel variant called the ML350 Bluetec 4Matic.

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New for 2014
Little has changed on the M-Class for 2014. The exception is the company's SplitView center dashboard screen; it is now available as a special-order option on M-Class. This screen allows the driver and front passenger to see different images. For example, the driver could view navigation information while the passenger can watch a DVD movie.

Exterior Highlights

  • 19-inch wheels; 19- and 20-inch AMG-style wheels available
  • Power liftgate
  • LED daytime running lights and taillights
  • Lightweight aluminum hood and fenders
  • Available running boards
  • Available bi-xenon headlamps with washers
  • Available tilt-sliding panoramic glass roof

Interior Highlights

  • Color instrument-cluster display
  • 7-inch screen part of Mercedes' Comand system
  • Available massaging seats for driver and front passenger
  • Heated front seats
  • Available heated rear seats
  • Bluetooth audio streaming
  • CD/DVD player
  • Auxiliary and USB inputs
  • Available premium surround-sound audio system
  • Available hard-drive-based navigation system
  • Available rear-seat entertainment system

Under the Hood

  • 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 302 horsepower and 273 pounds-feet of torque (ML350)
  • Turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 diesel that makes 240 hp and 455 pounds-feet of torque (ML350 Bluetec)
  • Twin-turbo 4.6-liter V-8 that makes 402 hp and 443 pounds-feet of torque (ML550)
  • Available On- and Off-Road Package
  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Agility Control adaptive damping
  • Available Airmatic self-leveling air suspension includes Sport and Comfort modes

Safety Features

  • Attention Assist driver-drowsiness detection
  • Collision Prevention Assist
  • Mbrace2 communication system
  • Pre-Safe, which prepares the cabin for a potential impact or rollover
  • Available lane departure warning and prevention
  • Available blind spot warning system
  • Available adaptive cruise control with automatic braking
  • Available front and rear parking sensors
  • Available parking assist with backup camera

ML63 AMG
Buyers looking for power can choose the high-performance ML63 AMG. It's powered by a 518-hp, twin-turbo 5.5-liter V-8 that produces 516 pounds-feet of torque. If 518 hp isn't enough, there's an available AMG Performance Package that adds 32 hp for a total of 550 hp. With the package, the claimed zero-to-60-mph time is just 4.6 seconds, and the top speed is 174 mph. The V-8 teams with a seven-speed automatic transmission, and the SUV comes with all-wheel drive.

  • Leather interior
  • Flat-botton AMG performance steering wheel
  • Aluminum- and leather-trimmed dashboard
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • More aggressive front bumper
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Chrome quad exhaust tips

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Consumer Reviews

4.8

Average based on 24 reviews

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The best or nothing, indeed!

by Foxbaby from Concord, Ca. on October 21, 2017

I previously owned a MBZ E320 CDI and needed a bigger car and this was the one. It's roomier and higher, has the same power that I got to love in a diesel, versatile and I just love the 360 back up ca... Read Full Review

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5 Trims Available

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2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mercedes-Benz M-Class Base

Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Mercedes-Benz M-Class Base

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Small overlap front

Small overlap front
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mercedes-Benz M-Class Base

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Mercedes-Benz M-Class Base

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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