2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class consumer reviews

$50,240 starting MSRP
side view of 2011 R-Class Mercedes-Benz
90% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.3
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.5
Explore the 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

king of the road

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?


You Can't Go Wrong

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.


the best crossover ever

very nice car , pleasure to own it, 7pax and very fast on the highway, I am disappointed that they don`t make the model any more


More bang for my bucks

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.



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.


LOVE this car- so glad to own it!

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!


Very Happy

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.


All the utility of an SUV in a fine sedan

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.


Black beauty

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.


The Hearse

The Mercedes R is just another example that people will buy anything with a "BADGE". This is by far the ugliest "luxury" car on the road and can easily be compared asthetically to a hearse. 268 hp is pretty lame along with the fact that leather seats are an option in the 50k R class. A good point to this car is that the rear seats can fold flat which would accomodate a casket. Overall, a lousy choice for the money unless you own a funeral home. I wouldn't be caught DEAD in this car.