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2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Consumer Reviews

4.6
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Black beauty

by from Chicago on January 7, 2011

Before this 2011 r350 I had a 2006 r320 cdi and a 2009 r320 bluetec. Very reliable car from every single piont of view. The reason i am writing this is to ask people not to write bad things about the ...
Before this 2011 r350 I had a 2006 r320 cdi and a 2009 r320 bluetec. Very reliable car from every single piont of view. The reason i am writing this is to ask people not to write bad things about the car before they own it. Too many smart behinds out there. Car is awsome.
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All the utility of an SUV in a fine sedan

by from Scottsdale, AZ on March 12, 2011

I have had SUVs for years mostly to haul big items, my last being a Lexus LX-470. I was looking for something lower without sacrificing cargo space. The R350 was the perfect solution. It rides like a ...
I have had SUVs for years mostly to haul big items, my last being a Lexus LX-470. I was looking for something lower without sacrificing cargo space. The R350 was the perfect solution. It rides like a fine sedan due to its long wheel base, has all wheel drive which I like for weather conditions, and can haul a large piece of plywood if you have such a need. The seats are roomy and comfortable. Don't get hung up on these comments about what it is or isn't. To me it is like the perfect crossover, something that many car manufacturers don't make. The closest thing Lexus has is the RX which isn't even in the same league as the R350.
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Very Happy

by from Lake George, NY on March 1, 2012

I had a Saab wagon for 8 years and hated to give it up. Loved my Saab and had driven the brand for 18 years. I needed a third row, and wanted a vehicle that would perform, was safe and reliable. The R...
I had a Saab wagon for 8 years and hated to give it up. Loved my Saab and had driven the brand for 18 years. I needed a third row, and wanted a vehicle that would perform, was safe and reliable. The R-class is a much heavier car than my Saab, bigger roomier, so I definitely gave up the zip and some maneuverability (sp?). But it fits 4 adults and 2 kids very comfortably. Or 2 adults, 2 kids, 2 hockey bags and luggage. It is AMAZING IN SNOW and handles very well. It is a beautiful, smooth ride wihih feels more like a car than some other SUVs, including the GL. Ultimately, this is why I picked the R over the GL, but they are difficult to find comparatively. Rear camera is wonderful, bluetooth works great, driver controls are excellent. I have been very happy with it and the only issue has been the width of the rear doors. I tend to park away from other vehicles when my kids are in the back seat.
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LOVE this car- so glad to own it!

by from Buckhead, Georgia (Atlanta) on July 16, 2012

I have driven several types of SUVs and several luxury brand cars, such as Saab, Land Rover, Audi, Volvo. I definitely saved the best for last with my purchase of an R class Mercedes. I LOVE this car!...
I have driven several types of SUVs and several luxury brand cars, such as Saab, Land Rover, Audi, Volvo. I definitely saved the best for last with my purchase of an R class Mercedes. I LOVE this car! I cannot say one negative thing about it. I love to dtive it, my family and friends love to ride in it- it has all the bells and whistles I love and some hidden surprises. Mercedes customer service cannot be beat. You get what you pay for, and this was worth every cent!
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What else do you want, and they quit making it!!!

by from Alberta, Canada on April 7, 2015

Ok maybe it is not the most sexiest car on earth. But it drives so smooth on long trips. I never get out after 5 or more hours driving and feel like I am broken. It is the right height for me, SUV is ...
Ok maybe it is not the most sexiest car on earth. But it drives so smooth on long trips. I never get out after 5 or more hours driving and feel like I am broken. It is the right height for me, SUV is too High and a sedan is too low. The bluetech diesel is nice and gives me with the Michelin Tires (summer) on 125km/h mostly better than 7.9/100. It is time that the German engineers will work on a successor of this excellent and comfortable workhorse on the highway. I own it now for almost 4 years, the only bad thing was a blown bellow and some oil leaking, all within warranty (extended). But I still like this car.
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BIGEST NON-SUV ON THE ROAD

by from Maryland on September 10, 2012

We have four boys 12-15yrs and needed interior room. THIS HAS IT! Also, its a beast on the open road. The Diesel is great on fuel and performance.
We have four boys 12-15yrs and needed interior room. THIS HAS IT! Also, its a beast on the open road. The Diesel is great on fuel and performance.
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king of the road

by from indiana on January 30, 2015

It's the perfect vehicle. We can't stop driving ours! What a ride! Our other cars just sit in the garage. We always grab the keys to the r class. What a shame it's no longer available. One drive in th...
It's the perfect vehicle. We can't stop driving ours! What a ride! Our other cars just sit in the garage. We always grab the keys to the r class. What a shame it's no longer available. One drive in the r class and you'll never feel the same about the gl. Hmmmm.......maybe I can import another one from China?
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You Can't Go Wrong

by from Atlanta, GA on December 23, 2014

I purchased our R-350 almost a year ago and absolutely love it. It has been just what we needed as far as space for the kids and options. Rear headrest entertainment tops it off. It has a much underra...
I purchased our R-350 almost a year ago and absolutely love it. It has been just what we needed as far as space for the kids and options. Rear headrest entertainment tops it off. It has a much underrated power that will surprise you in an open road. We are looking to upgrade to the 2012 model since they stop making it.
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AMAZING

by from Naples, FL on August 1, 2015

This car was the best car I've ever owned. It had enough room for me, my husband, and our triplets and all of our stuff. It may not have been the best looking car, but it was definitely better than a ...
This car was the best car I've ever owned. It had enough room for me, my husband, and our triplets and all of our stuff. It may not have been the best looking car, but it was definitely better than a minivan in style. Unfortunately, our car was totaled a year ago while we were taking a road trip to my native Kansas on the Interstate 75 heading north, with my whole family inside. We were T-Boned by a large pickup truck, but everyone in both cars was fine. If they continued making this car, we without a doubt would have repurchased it due to its ability to keep our family safe.
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More bang for my bucks

by from North Bergen, Nj on January 15, 2013

The purchase of my R class 350 was fast and easy only because of all the accurate info I had of the car and pictures I got to see on car.com looked at it online Sunday and Tuesday I was driving home i...
The purchase of my R class 350 was fast and easy only because of all the accurate info I had of the car and pictures I got to see on car.com looked at it online Sunday and Tuesday I was driving home in my new car.
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