• (4.5) 2 reviews
  • Available Prices: $9,481–$19,737
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 16-21
  • Engine: 268-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 6-7
2010 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

What We Don't Like

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

Notable Features

  • Standard collision-mitigation system
  • Available Class II trailer hitch
  • Available rear-seat entertainment system
  • Seats up to seven

2010 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Reviews

Vehicle Overview
For 2010, the R350 and diesel R350 (formerly R320) continue with some changes, most notably the addition of Mercedes' Post-Safe system, which unlocks the doors and shuts off the engine and fuel system after an accident. The R350 diesel is powered by a Bluetec turbo-diesel V-6 that produces 210 horsepower and 400 pounds-feet of torque.

Both R350s seat six standard, but can be equipped to seat seven. The Lexus RX and Cadillac SRX are among the R-Class' competitors.

New for 2010
For 2010, the Mercedes-Benz R-Class gets a standard Post-Safe system.

Rounded and squat at the rear, the unibody R-Class wagon flaunts a relatively lengthy profile, at 203 inches long. The R-Class is 8 inches longer than the Cadillac SRX and almost 17 inches longer than the Lexus RX. As for height, the R-Class stands about 2.5 inches lower than the Cadillac and about half an inch below the RX's roofline. All R-Class models have 18-inch wheels. Dealer-installed roof rails and a new Class II trailer hitch are available.

  • Standard 18-inch wheels
  • Standard 19-inch wheels on R350 diesel
  • Power liftgate optional
  • Standard privacy glass

The R-Class provides space for up to seven occupants courtesy of three rows of seats. The seats have leather inserts.

A conventional glass panel sunroof is standard, and a double-sized panoramic unit with a 5-foot, 7-inch glass panel is optional. When the panoramic sunroof opens, half the panel moves atop the other, so headroom isn't affected. Powered roller blinds cover the roof to protect occupants from the sun.
  • Available multimedia system with advanced audio and video features
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional rear-seat entertainment system
  • Available HD radio and Sirius Real-Time Traffic
  • Brown bird's-eye maple wood trim for doors, dashboard and center console

Under the Hood
The R-Class' fully independent suspension uses double wishbones up front and a four-link setup in back. A load-leveling rear air suspension is standard.
  • R350's 3.5-liter V-6 develops 268 hp and 258 pounds-feet of torque
  • R350 Bluetec turbo-diesel V-6 produces 210 hp and 400 pounds-feet of torque
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission can skip as many as three gear ratios during downshifts to get the transmission in the proper gear
  • Three driver-selectable suspension modes: Normal, Comfort and Sport

  • Collision-mitigation system standard
  • Side curtain airbags for all three rows of seat
  • Door-mounted side-impact airbags for front occupants
  • Rollover sensor can activate seat belt pretensioners and side curtain airbags
  • Antilock brakes and stability system are standard
  • Post-Safe system unlocks doors and shuts down engine and fuel system after an accident

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 2 reviews

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Great highway cruiser.

by WABISABI from on May 18, 2017

The R350 is a roomy hauler that really handles well and is very comfortable. With the BlueTec diesel, the mileage is great and returns the EPA rated mileage easily.

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2010 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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