2010 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

203.7” x 65.4”


All-wheel drive



The good:

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

The bad:

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

2 trims

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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 review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 3.7
  • Exterior 4.2
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


Hope it lasted more

Owned this car for 3+ years, brought it used hoping to drive it for long. But things broke down and sensors started getting flaky so got rid of it. Overall a great car may and is a beast mechanically !


Extremely nice and smooth ride

Great family car to have with plenty of room and nice design inside and out and hugs the road with very good highway ride in particular. It also feels very safe.


Great highway cruiser.

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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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
48 months/50,000 miles
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
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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