(4.6) 12 reviews
MSRP: $12,333$34,741
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 14-18
Engine: 382-hp, 5.5-liter V-8 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Our Take on the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Our Take

Mercedes-Benz's flagship S-Class sedan was redesigned for the 2007 model year and emerged as a larger car with a raft of safety features. The S-Class shares luxury-sedan real estate with competitors like the Audi A8, BMW 7 Series and Bentley Continental Flying Spur.Newly optional visual aids... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Maneuverability in tight spaces
  • Numerous tech features could pose reliability problems later

Notable Features

  • 382 to 604 hp
  • Luxurious cabin
  • Many high-tech features available
  • RWD or AWD
  • High-performance AMG versions available

5 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.