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Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2018
  • Road Test
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The S-Class is brimming with features and qualities that make it stand out among luxury cars. The powerful 4.7-liter turbo V8 that we tested provided effortless acceleration and delivered 18 mpg overall in our tests. The S-Class brings a whole host of advanced technology, including the ability to follow the road and stop by itself in an emergency. The ride is very plush and steady--the best we've ever tested--and the cabin is ultrahushed. Along with the seats and steering wheel, the door and center armrests are heated as well. Even though the S-Class is large and posh, handling agility is commendable. Many controls are overly complicated, however. Coupe and convertible versions are available. This year brought new engines that Mercedes-Benz claims are more fuel-efficient.
All Ratings & Reliability
2014-2017
2014 Redesign Year
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2017
Long considered the benchmark for full-size luxury cars, this version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class solidly lives up to the model's reputation. This 2014 model offers a host of advanced technologies, while upping the luxury ante on many levels. The comprehensive suite of active safety features employs a battery of radar sensors and cameras. Features include active cruise control, lane-keep assist, forward-collision warnings and mitigation, along with attention assist ' to determine when the driver is drowsy. There is even an optional fragrance dispenser, which operates automatically at pre-determined intervals to keep the interior of the car smelling nice.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2017 N/A N/A
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2016 $61,075 - $83,950 $53,275 - $73,525
2015 $50,350 - $94,875 $43,385 - $82,200
2014 $44,125 - $63,050 $38,010 - $54,710
2007-2013
2007 Redesign Year
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2013
The 2007 redesign included a powerful 5.5-liter V8 and a secondary control system that is a bit easier to use, though still complicated. The S-Class is usually the first to receive Mercedes' latest technological and safety gadgets, giving us mere mortals a glimpse of things to come. This tradition continued with this iteration of the flagship sedan. Practically every feature is power-operated and the car's over the road performance is outstanding. A diesel version arrived in 2011. Running updates brought a hybrid, as well as a newer driver interaction system that got more complicated. All-wheel drive, advanced safety technology and a number of uber-powerful V8 and V12 engines are offered within this model range.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2013 $24,600 - $38,525 $20,075 - $32,975
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2012 $20,125 - $33,225 $15,860 - $27,980
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2011 $13,900 - $29,250 $10,185 - $24,185
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2010 $12,325 - $25,525 $8,720 - $20,710
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2009 $15,050 - $70,625 $11,040 - $63,165
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2008 $13,350 - $53,475 $9,545 - $47,640
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2007 $11,200 - $38,350 $7,610 - $34,240
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2000-2006
Mercedes-Benz S-Class 2006
The S-Class has always been stately and luxurious. Available in standard and long-wheelbase forms, it has a roomy interior and a large trunk. The ride is comfortable and quiet, and handling is commendable. Engine choices range from a strained inline Six to a more appropriate V8 and even a powerful V12. A new, more advanced S-Class was introduced for 2000. This iteration is much better. It handles nimbly and has excellent ride quality. The CL-Class coupes are essentially two-door S-Class models with altered styling.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2006 $5,500 - $22,875 $2,460 - $19,750
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2005 $5,500 - $8,350 $2,455 - $5,025
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2004 $5,200 - $7,975 $2,190 - $4,660
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2003 $4,600 - $7,000 $1,770 - $3,840
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2002 $4,925 - $6,750 $2,240 - $3,920
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2001 N/A N/A
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2000 N/A N/A
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