2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

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$43,000

starting MSRP

2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Ride comfort
  • Interior space and versatility
  • Steering and handling
  • Performance, especially with V-8
  • Automatic-transmission operation
  • Quiet engine, except when pushed hard

The bad:

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

8 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • New high-performance R63 AMG
  • Diesel R320 CDI coming in fall
  • V-6 or V-8 power
  • Seven-speed automatic
  • Standard AWD
  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Six-passenger seating

2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class review: Our expert's take

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Mercedes-Benz does not want you calling the R500 a minivan. Period.

R500 is a “Grand Sports Tourer,” according to the German giant, and it represents a whole new breed of luxury craft designed to transport those of means in high style.

Fine. But despite not having sliding side doors, R500 has to be considered a minivan. Just like the similar Chrysler Pacifica from its fellow DaimlerChrysler brand and just like Cadillac SRX, another high-end vehicle with the same tall-wagon configuration.

So let’s just call it what it is. R500 is a minivan for the wealthy.

There should be no shame in being a minivan, the most practical, efficient and versatile people hauler on the planet. But minivans smack of domesticity, a relinquishing of style and sassiness, a tacit admission that, no, I’m no longer on the prowl.

R500 suffers from none of those perceived flaws. It comes across more like an executive jet or a private yacht, an opulent symbol of success, but family-style. Sure, there are more expensive vehicles, especially among the Benzes, but R500 manages to combine practicality and excess under one glorious roof.

You can get a base model R-Class for about $48,000, the V-6-powered R350. But then, you’re not playing with the big dogs. The test R500, with its sparkling V-8 engine and superb drivability, came loaded up with a slew of options and crossed over into exclusive $70,000 territory, putting it among top-drawer sedans and SUVs. Here’s one minivan that won’t fade into traffic. And it should get plenty of attention for the kids when they’re dropped off for soccer practice.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.3

Most recent consumer reviews

4.6

Great car much ahead of its time.

Enjoy our R350 . It was truly ahead of its time in design and functionality. It’s a 3row car with 4 wheel drive that gets good gas mileage. Small but large at the same time.

5.0

Most Reliable Car I've Owned.

The car met all of my needs. This car has a lot of space, the leather seats are very comfortable, the driving feel is smooth, and the power is abundant.

5.0

Very good condition

It’s in good condition I test drove it and it drives wonderfully , Interior gray , ac works , and i was told it has 154,743 miles.

See all 34 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
48 months/50,000 miles
Powertrain
48 months/50,000 miles
Roadside assistance
-12 months/unlimited distance
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
Powertrain
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
View all cpo program details

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