2012 R-Class

Consumer Reviews

2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

$12,702 - $21,906  MSRP Range
2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Review Score

4.5 out of 5 stars

4.5

4 Reviews
Score Breakdown
4.2 out of 5 stars Comfort
4 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.5 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.2 out of 5 stars Performance
4.8 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

I love this car!

by Kmd1984 from on Sat Apr 08 2017

I have been looking to get one of these for a while now. Since they have been discontinued 2012, they are somewhat hard to find. Especially if you want a 2012 one. Anyhow, I believe this car looks slick, is great to drive, has ALL WHEEL DRIVE and a 3rd row. What more do you want fro a car that does not look like a minivan, ha ha. Overall, this car is totally worth the price, which is actually not that much. $20K for a car like this is awesome! Enough said.

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

Size, Power, Economy!

by Sailingfool from Helena on Wed Sep 06 2017

This is a one of a kind vehicle! Seats as many adults as a Suburban (7), yet sips less fuel than a Subaru, yet is a powerful, fun to drive all weather highway cruiser!

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

Unique Vehicle

by klewis from on Mon May 08 2017

Originally owned a 2006 and then upgraded to 2012 model that included many, many little improvements. 2012 is by far the best year for these vehicles. There is no other full size 6-7 passenger car that is not a minivan or an oversized SUV.

5 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

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

Nothing special

by Djuro from Park ridge, IL on Sat Jun 03 2017

Nothing special , it looks good but that's all, it's not good for city driving , and high maintenance

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

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Editor's note: This review was written in January 2011 about the 2011 Mercedes-Benz R350 Bluetec. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2012, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.

As family-haulers go, the Mercedes-Benz R350 Bluetec is a nice rig — perhaps too nice for the sippy-cup-and-Cheerios gang. Even though the R350 doesn't fit nicely into a defined category such as minivan, SUV or crossover, it's nonetheless a practical car for the high-earning, minivan-averse family.

The R350 caters to families with its roomy cabin, compliant ride and available convenience features, but it sacrifices some utility in the name... Read More