2009 R-Class

Consumer Reviews

2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

$5,335 - $15,675  MSRP Range
2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Review Score

4.8 out of 5 stars

4.8

5 Reviews
Score Breakdown
4.6 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.4 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.8 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.8 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.8 out of 5 stars Performance
4.6 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Great SUV/Van Alternative

by Soccer Dad from Chicago, IL on Mon Apr 08 2013

Pluses - Great head room/leg room front, middle AND third row for 6 foot adults. Long wheelbase, low profile and outstanding suspension give the the R-Class a true car-like ride compared to ANY crossover on the market. Handles more like a large car with no truck-like feel at all. Super quiet ride. Great for hauling 6-7 kids to soccer games, or 4-6 business clients to dinner. Mine has second row captains chairs and I love them. Pleanty of storage with third seat lowered. Many Mercedes bells and whistles that give the car a true luxury feel. A bit light on power, but will satisfy 95% of driving situations. Blind spots are relatively non-existent. Fit and finish and quality of interior materials are excellent. Minuses - Expensive repairs, even if minor (if buying "used", strongly suggest going the Certified Pre Owned route and popping for an extended warranty from Mercedes. It will pay for itself). Gas milage is mediocre at best. The last R-Class year was 2012 and the Nav and bluetooth technology is cumbersome and already out of date. Used R-Class prices are high realtive to competition. Summary - If you're not mini van material, and don't care for the truck-like SUV or Crossover ride, this is the car for you. It's more like a big, fancy, station wagon on the outside with a luxury car interior that can seat 6-7. Side note: I've never kept a car for more than three years. I've had this for six, and If MB was still making them, I would buy another.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Great Car, seat ergonomics could have been better.

by Vinod from Exton, PA on Wed Feb 01 2012

Obviously the car name suggests that it is a great Car, and a great car it is indeed. The driver seat ergonomics could have been better, especially while driving for long durations, one tends to get a back ache. The responsiveness is good on highways, but there is a sluggishness while starting from zero. This does improve a little bit in the S mode, but not really enough. Ride and handling is very good.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Nice!

by Mike on Mon Mar 05 2018

Very nice! It is a great ride. Perfect family car. It has everything your family needs to have a safe snd comfortable trip. I love it!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Drives like a dream.

by J.B. from Columbus, Ohio on Tue Jul 25 2017

With the exception of the higher fuel consumption than a Prius it is an excellent vehicle. Beautiful. Stylish.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

ONE OF THE BEST CAR I HAD

by TERRY4040 from CHICAGO on Tue Aug 21 2018

IT GOT A GOOD RIDE ,LOOKS GOOD AND IF I HAD TO BUY A IT AGAIN I WILL PASS IT DOWN TO MY SON ONE DAY

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class


The last time I was in a Mercedes-Benz diesel I was 9 years old. My mom drove one. From inside my school classroom, I could hear her driving up the road; I could smell it from across the street. It was embarrassing to my 9-year-old self. Imagine my joy at discovering that the 2009 Mercedes-Benz R320 BlueTec diesel is not only quiet and odor-free, but kind to our planet, too.

The R-Class crossover is already close to becoming the ultimate luxury mom-mobile, and it's glamorously green with its new diesel technology, too. Apparently, this is what all the eco-groovy Hollywood moms are driving. After spending a week in an R320 diesel, I'd be happy to join their ranks. If only...

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