Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid

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

87
Priced From $91,000
MPG 22.0
Styles Reviewed
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Esquire

12/09/09
2009-12-09
86
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Dan Neil Dan Neil 8.6 out of 10 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid Sedan

In most other respects, the Mercedes S400 is exactly like its V-8- and V-12-powered siblings — which is to say spectacular. The S-Class foundation is so transcendentally quiet and solid, you can’t even tell when the gas engine cycles off and on.

Detroit News

06/24/11
2011-06-24
90
100

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Scott Burgess Scott Burgess 8.5 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid Sedan

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz S400 hybrid is pure Mercedes from bumper to bumper, a truly luxurious vehicle.

Automobile Magazine

03/09/10
2010-03-09
86
100

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Joe Lorio Joe Lorio 8.3 out of 10 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid Sedan

Starting at $88K, the Mercedes S400 Hybrid is hardly an economy car, nor is its 19 mpg city fuel economy especially green. But it’s both significantly greener and also a bit cheaper than other S-class models and competitors’ hybrids.

Edmunds.com

04/06/10
2010-04-06
86
100

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James Riswick James Riswick 7.5 out of 10 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid Sedan

Any luxury flagship sedan shopper who prioritizes fuel economy over power should check out the 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid. In fact, even if you’re not prioritizing fuel economy, the S400 is still the cheapest way to get into one of the finest cars in the world.

Edmunds.com

01/25/11
2011-01-25
87
100

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James Riswick James Riswick 7.5 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid Sedan

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a magnificent automobile. Everything looks, feels and sounds as if it were meticulously engineered to a degree that’s a step above everything else.

Business Week

07/20/10
2010-07-20
86
100

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Thane Peterson Thane Peterson 7.2 out of 10 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid Sedan

The new S400 Hybrid is not only Mercedes’ least expensive S-Class sedan, it is also its most fuel-efficient. The S400 is well worth considering, even if you aren’t necessarily shopping for a hybrid.

LeftLane News

08/05/11
2011-08-05
86
100

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid Sedan

For those desiring a reasonably priced, large luxury car that shows you’ve arrived without maxing out your oil company credit card, the Mercedes–Benz S400 Hybrid has you covered.

DriverSide.com

07/30/10
2010-07-30
88
100

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Jon Alain Guzik Jon Alain Guzik 6.0 out of 10 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid Sedan

After spending some time in the new Mercedes S400, it is, without a doubt, the nicest hybrid we have ever driven. You are surrounded by all the luxe effects the S-Class has come to represent, which is to say, you feel like the leader of a prosperous eco-friendly country.

The Times-Picayune

03/12/10
2010-03-12
88
100

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James Gaffney James Gaffney Score Pending 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid Sedan

If going green and saving any amount of fuel (even while traveling in the lap of luxury in a nearly 4,700-pound, five-passenger sedan) top your list of things to do before you die, the Mercedes S400 BlueHybrid is for you.

National Post

03/12/10
2010-03-12
87
100

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Graeme Fletcher Graeme Fletcher Score Pending 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid Sedan

The Mercedes-Benz S400 more than satisfies the bulk of any driver’s needs while leaving a smaller footprint on a fragile environment.

Austin American-Statesman

03/20/10
2010-03-20
91
100

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Pete Szilagyi Pete Szilagyi Score Pending 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid Sedan

You’d barely know it was a hybrid when driving the Mercedes S400, in part because the car is otherwise so interesting, luxurious and kind of over the top.

Hemispheres

04/01/10
2010-04-01
89
100

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Mike Guy Mike Guy Score Pending 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Hybrid Sedan

31 miles per gallon. In a Mercedes! I hand the keys of the S400 to the valet, who says, “Mercedes makes a hybrid?” “Yeah,” I respond. “But you’d never know it.”

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