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Mercedes-Benz R-Class
2006-2012
2006 Redesign Year
Mercedes-Benz R-Class 2012 Trim Shown: 2012 Others

Feeling like a luxury minivan, the three-row R-Class has room for six or seven in its flexible interior. The ride is comfortable and quiet. Handling is responsive and secure, but the steering is too light. The 5.0-liter V8 returned 15 mpg overall in our tests. A 3.5-liter V6 is optional. The seven-speed automatic sometimes hesitated to downshift. Access is very easy, but the long rear doors can strike adjacent cars when swung open. The second-row seats are very roomy and comfortable, but the third-row seats are tight. When they are folded, early R-Class models could only carry four passengers; in 2008 a second-row bench seat was offered, increasing seating capacity. Fit and finish are excellent, but some controls are awkward. In 2008, the V8 was dropped and a 3.2-liter V6 diesel was added. The 2012 models marked the last year for the slow-selling R-Class.

Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2012 $20,950 - $21,600 $18,080 - $18,730
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2011 $19,650 - $19,700 $16,685 - $16,735
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2010 $14,675 - $14,825 $11,795 - $11,945
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2009 $12,650 - $12,650 $9,840 - $9,840
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2008 $8,375 - $10,925 $5,770 - $8,170
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2007 $7,375 - $16,100 $4,750 - $12,980
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2006 $6,550 - $7,475 $3,995 - $4,845
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