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2009 S-Class

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2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

$10,611 - $27,935  MSRP Range
2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Review Score

4.7 out of 5 stars

4.7

22 Reviews
95% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.9 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.2 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.9 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.6 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.8 out of 5 stars Performance
4.8 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Best car I ever have driven or owned

by ostevo from Scottsdale, AZ on Sat Apr 22 2017

What a car! You can look everywhere and drive them all but you will be hard pressed to find a car that performs and drives quite as good as the S550. On a road trip, you can drive all day and never get tired. The seats ate the best! The ride, because of the long wheel base, is the best. Drive one and you will be hooked!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 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

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Like Floating Through The Sky On A Rocket

by floatingbiscotti from Lancaster NY on Tue Aug 29 2017

This car is composed pandemonium in the most ideal sense. I sometimes sit around with my family, at dinner or possibly a movie, and dream of risking it all so I would never have to lose this car. In a utopic society, this would be the only vehicle that anyone would be able to drive. The only downside is it is not AWD.

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

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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

The s 550 is magnificent to drive and roomy

by Piloterror from Long Island New York on Tue Mar 13 2018

The electronics and heating and cooling controls are not user friendly the stero sounds great but hard to use. Expanisive to repair but dealership was great

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

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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Legendary sedan!

by ocdl888 from CA on Sat May 12 2018

World class luxury! This one of the best sedan ever to be made for sure. Wonderful family car with ample space for everyone in it. A true pleasure to own and drive.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 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

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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Best Car I have owned

by muffin from Penna. on Fri Aug 28 2009

Purchased in Nov of 2006 and still love the S550 I am 74 years old and it is the best car I have owned.

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

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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

This car is a beast

by A truw one of a kind car from Philadelphia PA on Sat Jun 19 2010

This is a car that very few people have. You will stand out and shows you are one of a select few that can have this car

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 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

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Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

I love this car

by Khatib from Chicago, IL on Mon Nov 22 2010

This is my second S600 and I love it. As long as I can offord it, I will never buy another car. It is an awesome ride in all respects and no car comes even close.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 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

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5 out of 5 stars

Performance meets Luxury

by Whoosh..... from Dallas, TX on Tue Mar 20 2012

The 2009 S550 is a phenomenal machine wrapped in silk. It has incredible power on-demand, and the ultimate luxury ride. The interiors are royally appointed with superb wood and leather. The COMAND (computer and brains of the vehicle) is very intuitive and did not require me looking at the 600+ page owners-manual for almost all features/functions - I did however have to look it up to figure out how to open the hood (cleverly hidden) Having owned BMWs for years, and the bad press both the Mercedes E-Class and C-Class cars have got in recent years from JD Powers, the S550 was delightfully over-the-top in the super-luxury category....definitely miles ahead on build quality and performance when compared to BMW 750Li or Audi A8. The S550 is silent as a santuary, amazingly quick and maneuvers easy. The $100K (incl. taxes) price tag for the base model ensures owners the exclusivity.

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

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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

S 550 Class Act

by Jalex07 from Houston,Tx on Mon Apr 17 2017

The S 550 is an elegant luxury car that has an elitist presence . The interior design and woodgrain are sublime. The exterior delivers as the full body flagship of Mercedes-Benz. The only downside is the frequent maintenance can get expensive; and they don't seem to hold value either. Overall most excellent for previous Mercedes-Benz owners.

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

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

BEST CAR EVER DROVE.. AND I DRIVEN A LOT..

by idelmy from on Mon May 22 2017

If you don't mind the high prices for any minor inconveniences to repair than this is the right car !

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

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Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 2009 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Editor's note: This review was written in May 2008 about the 2008 Mercedes-Benz S550. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2009, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.

When a car costs as much as a house, as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class does, it makes you take a step back. Can a car this expensive really be worth it? After spending a week with an S550, I can tell you that if any ultraluxury car can justify its gold-plated price tag, it's this one. Mercedes' flagship offers a level of power, luxury, technology and prestige found in only a select few full-size luxury sedans.

Elegant and Modern
The S-Class commands respect. The sedan's... Read More