Mercedes-Benz M-Class

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

85
Priced From $46,490
MPG 18.0
Styles Reviewed
SUV/TruckSUV/Truck

MSN Autos

03/08/12
2012-03-08
88
100

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Kirk Bell Kirk Bell 7.3 out of 10 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV/Truck

Anyone who has to carry four or five passengers and their cargo on a regular basis would benefit from a crossover SUV. After that, it’s a matter of how much you want to spend for luxury. If refinement and style are top priorities, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML is an excellent choice.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

04/22/12
2012-04-22
87
100

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Michael Karesh Michael Karesh Score Pending 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV/Truck

The 2012 redesign removes the M-Class farther from its subpar origins. Even compared to the already much-improved second-generation model, the new one looks and feels more substantial and sophisticated.

CNET.com

05/01/12
2012-05-01
87
100

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Antuan Goodwin Antuan Goodwin 7.2 out of 10 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV/Truck

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML550 offers great power and low-speed handling like a vehicle half its size. It isn’t perfect, but it does offer a good blend of tech, performance, and luxury.

New York Times

03/23/12
2012-03-23
87
100

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Lawrence Ulrich Lawrence Ulrich 7.3 out of 10 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV/Truck

With this M-Class, Mercedes’s confidence that its S.U.V. values are the right ones has never been clearer. This is a subtle but enormously skilled contender in the midsize luxury class. That is, if you can forgive a price that soars with every rich schmear of options.

MotorAuthority.com

01/29/12
2012-01-29
86
100

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Viknesh Vijayenthiran Viknesh Vijayenthiran Score Pending 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV/Truck

While the M Class is pretty to look at, it’s also got quite a lot of utility. The tow rating is a respectable 7,200 pounds and the advanced 4Matic all-wheel drive system’s torque distribution setup should keep you out of trouble if you decide to go off-road.

Cars.com

01/31/12
2012-01-31
86
100

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Mike Hanley Mike Hanley 6.7 out of 10 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV/Truck

With the 2012 M-Class, Mercedes brings the comfortable, luxurious driving experience of its flagship S-Class sedan to its most popular SUV. If you don’t like to be disturbed by the world around you when you drive, this redesigned luxury SUV is for you.

Edmunds.com

07/19/11
2011-07-19
85
100

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Erin Riches Erin Riches Score Pending 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV/Truck

The 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML350 feels greater than the sum of its parts. This is a refined and comfortable vehicle that’s all suited up for family duty, yet every bit as elegant as you’d expect of a vehicle with a big bottom line

Los Angeles Times

10/13/11
2011-10-13
85
100

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David Undercoffler David Undercoffler Score Pending 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV/Truck

The 2012 Mercedes ML350 is practicality infused with elegance. But adding available packages to put you in pure luxury can throw the cost into overdrive.

Popular Mechanics

08/01/11
2011-08-01
85
100

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Basem Wasef Basem Wasef 8.0 out of 10 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV/Truck

While aggressive drivers may want to shop elsewhere, the Mercedes-Benz ML succeeds at satisfying high-mileage interstate warriors with its reassuringly quiet and comfortable ride.

Motor Trend

09/20/11
2011-09-20
85
100

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Rory Jurnecka Rory Jurnecka Score Pending 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV/Truck

One of the best features of the ML350 is that beyond its practicality, the all-wheel-drive sport ’ute also is among the top in its class when it comes to driving experience.

Motor Trend

07/18/11
2011-07-18
85
100

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Rory Jurnecka Rory Jurnecka Score Pending 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV/Truck

For the 2012 model year, the M-Class enters its third generation, and while revisions may appear subtle, they are aimed at keeping this luxo-ute at the top of its game.

AutoGuide.com

07/28/11
2011-07-28
84
100

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Mark Atkinson Mark Atkinson Score Pending 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV/Truck

Even the basic ML is a good compromise between luxury and safety. While it’s hard to pick out any one area where the ‘Benz excels, the improvements are small but significant.

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