• (4.2) 10 reviews
  • MSRP: $42,398$81,086
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 18-20
  • Engine: 449-hp, 4.7-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Our Take on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Our Take

Mercedes' flagship S-Class full-size sedan seats up to five in two luxurious rows. Buyers can choose the S550, which is offered with rear- or all-wheel drive, or the all-wheel-drive S63 AMG that's powered by a 577-horsepower V-8 engine. The S-Class shares luxury-sedan real estate with ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Numerous tech features could pose reliability problems later
  • Fuel economy
  • Lack of roaring AMG exhaust note

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2014
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • High-performance S63 AMG version available
  • Camera-based adaptive suspension available
  • Fully electronic gauges
  • Fragrance-infused ventilation system available


Our Expert Reviews

The brute power, luxurious roominess and remarkable technology of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4Matic make it a superior — albeit expensive — choice among ultra-luxury full-size sedans. It's big news whenever Mercedes-Benz introduces a new S-Class. This is the automaker's flagship model — the technology showcase, the opportunity for the company to show just what it... Read full review for the 2014 Mercedes Benz S Class

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 10 reviews

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Only The best will do. This is it

by Chuckie from Myrtle Beach, SC on April 29, 2014

By far the most advanced car built this century. It has all you expect in a great engined automobile.

3 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


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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