• (4.7) 16 reviews
  • MSRP: $15,145$39,601
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 14-22
  • Engine: 275-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (gas hybrid)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Our Take on the 2010 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.The big news is the S400 H... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Bricklike brakes (S400)
  • Accelerator lag (S550)
  • Maneuverability in tight spaces
  • Gas mileage (S600, S63, S65)
  • Price
  • No backseat pass-through

Notable Features

  • New S400 Hybrid
  • Updated styling for 2010
  • Many available high-tech features
  • RWD or AWD (S550)
  • High-performance AMG versions


Our Expert Reviews

Even as BMW, Audi and Jaguar throw new cars into the luxury-flagship ring, Mercedes-Benz has kept its S-Class sedan competitive, with sedans that start below $90,000 and top out at more than double that. The S-Class is still a spectacle of refinement — though it's dinged in small part by an inconsistent accelerator pedal. While the S-Class is four years into the current generati... Read full review for the 2010 Mercedes Benz S Class

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Consumer Reviews


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Awesome Ride

by Norten from on October 4, 2011

The best luxury performance motorcar on the road, bar none! I'm getting ready to buy my second one. Looked at the 2011 but with the smaller engine and the "ecco" motor/transmission hook-up I've decide... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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