Mercedes-Benz R-Class


2006-2012
2006 Redesign Year
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.
$11,950 - $12,425
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$9,400 - $9,825
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$7,425 - $7,625
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$6,625 - $7,050
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$5,075 - $6,200
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$5,125 - $13,175
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$4,500 - $5,000
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