(4.0) 27 reviews
MSRP: $4,477$13,517
Body Style: Sport Utility
Combined MPG: 15-18
Engine: 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 6
2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Our Take on the 2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Our Take

Mercedes-Benz unveiled a brand-new model at the 2005 New York Auto Show. The automaker says the R-Class "grand sports tourer" is the company's first model to blend the merits of a sport utility vehicle, sports sedan and luxury wagon. Two trim levels are available: the R350, equipped with a V... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Headrests impede visibility
  • Some windshield reflection
  • Slight road/driveline noise at times

Notable Features

  • New for 2006
  • V-6 or V-8 power
  • Seven-speed automatic
  • Standard AWD
  • Side-impact and side-curtain airbags
  • Six-passenger seating


Our Expert Reviews

The closest thing to a minivan Mercedes-Benz is ever likely to build, the new R-Class is a six-passenger cross between a sport utility vehicle and a station wagon. From the side, it looks more minivan-ish than R-Class owners might like to admit. Inside, though, it's all Mercedes.The R-Class is the second product to come from Mercedes' plant in Alabama, which was built to produce the M... Read full review for the 2006 Mercedes Benz R Class

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Consumer Reviews


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Most Exciting Crossover I've Owned

by Mercedes-Benz Zealot from Boulder, Colorado on August 27, 2010

I have been so happy with this crossover. I've never owned a Mercedes-Benz before. It is incredible! Comfort is a big plus. The multi-contour seats are awesome! You can comfortable seat 2 adults, 2 bi... Read Full Review

2 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.


Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2006 Mercedes-Benz R-Class.

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