The Mercedes-Benz flagship is a showcase of luxury, comfort and technology. Each new model continues this tradition. In almost every important attribute for a luxury car, every iteration of the S-Class has been a benchmark of excellence. This version brought a host of advanced technology, while upping the luxury ante on many levels.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Love the ease how it takes from stop or lights."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Fast Smooth handles well in the City and Hwy"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Handling, even in the comfort mode is exceptional for a sedan. The sport mode is even better. Acceleration is more than ample. The only reservation that I have is that the transmission cannot be held in a lower gear even when the engine is well below the red line. The other shortcoming is that the all-wheel drive cannot be controlled manually, which I believe is very helpful when descending hills on snowy or icy roads."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Extremely fun to drive. Great handling and rocket fast. Superb acceleration."

Anonymous, AL (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"The cruse control is the greatest! The car will accelerate at different speeds depending on the maximum speed that is set. The car practically stays in the same lane with very little effort."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"powerful and quiet"

Dean M., CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Excellent handling and acceleration"

Anonymous, GA (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"400+ HPs on demand. Can't ask for more"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Incredible ride -nothing else compares"

Anonymous, CT (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"vehicle handles exceptional well very responsive for it's size and weight"

Cheryl W., VA (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"It is the best handling 4 dr. sedan I have ever owned. Acceleration is better than some sports cars I have driven"

Larry H., NM (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Very powerful engine coupled with 7 speed transmission provides excellent acceleration. The car handles very nicely on road trips, etc."

Ronald H., FL (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"pleasure to drive this vehicle"

Donald D., TN (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Quiet as your living room, ride and class the car brings is over the top. We would buy again and in the future for sure."

Renee W., CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Great ride and driving experience"

CAL D., TX (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"while interstate traveling & with cruise control S550 hands free steers itself although only allowed for few seconds. Over the road the S550 is sheer pleasure to drive with outstanding comfort"

JOHN W., VA (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"This car accelerates effortlessly, even up steep hills, and handles like a much smaller car. It is always a pleasure to drive, even in rain and snow. It makes you feel very confident in all weather conditions."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Looks great"

EDWARD K., NJ (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Smooth ride - great performance"

Anonymous, WI (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Very comfortable on the road Steady and absorbs road bumps and unevenness"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Best driving car I've ever had."

MICHAEL L., NY (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"The car's safety systems have already avoided a potentially fatal accident (someone who didn't know I was there suddenly cut me off at highway speeds). I was sure I was going to hit him with catastrophic consequences, but I didn't--the car just stopped."

DEAN M., CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Its too big"

ARTHURR H., MN (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"AMG's top of the line. Very poor off the line turbo lag. Very poor wheel well design. Very poor door hinges. VERY POOR front bumper clearance. Park in a normal head first parking space and you are guaranteed ripping off the front spoiler backing out. Really $160 K."

RALPH B., FL (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"You can adjust the seats a 100 different ways. The cabin is quiet so you can talk over the hands free phone. The ride is like traveling on a cloud."

Anonymous, OH (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"ride is luxurious, handling is efficient, noise is minimum."

Anonymous, CT (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"What a dream car! I have had it for almost 4 years, and it is a joy to drive it. Just floating in comfort."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"best ride we've ever encountered"

Dean M., CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Seat is like sitting in a comfortable living chair"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Very roomy and comfortable. Quite ride"

Pamela K., CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Quiet comfortable and fast for a large car. HAPPY"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Overall comfort and lumbar support"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Outstanding vehicle. Fantastic seats, low noise and ride is superb."

Ronald H., FL (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Extremely smooth, luxurious ride. Ultra quiet; very classy."

Anonymous, AL (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Quiet car, very comfortable"

Anonymous, GA (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"comfort and driving experience"

Donald D., TN (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Highest standards in comfort/ride."

KEITH H., NC (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"This is the most comfortable car I have driven. The seats are incredibly comfortable and the car is always smooth and quiet no matter the road conditions."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"This is the most comfortable car I have ever owned; all my friends beg me to be the driver everywhere. The heated seats in the winter and the air cooled seats in the summer are fabulous. There are no noises, other than the music from the excellent sound system! Smooth ride, also."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Electronic control of seat malfunctioned shortly after I received the car.The electronic controls overal too complicated .The radio tuning system not very effective.The Toyota has much better reception."

Anonymous, MI (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"In Florida, when really hot, air conditioner often will not work at lower settings. When I arrive home,or at my destination, the fan motor seems to be running full tilt and squealing. It is like the fan motor cannot keep up if outside temp is over 85 degrees.Dealer cannot find issue-"

CAROL S., FL (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Very comfortable seats, good drive handling, quiet (but not as quiet as Lexus)."

Anonymous, AL (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"I have not driven a car as comfortable as the 2015 s class. Compared to the Audi A8 or the BMW 7 series it is much better - better planted, smoother on the road, and the interior quality is a step above."

MICHAEL B., AZ (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Rear seats recline, we have a driver"

EDWARD K., NJ (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Worth every penny. This is a wonderful car in every way, and the most beautiful car I’ve ever seen. We enjoy every ride, even to do errands!"

Anonymous, TX (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"The initial price that was asked for by the dealer was less than I thought I could get using Edmonds and considering the dealer hold back. I was expecting to offer a price that was about $5,000 higher then the dealer’s first offer. However, I waited over the weekend and got an even lower price offer from the dealer."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"You are unable to order the car WITHOUT the horrible Panorama glass roof. There is no spare wheel/tire and no place to put one, should the owner wish to obtain one. The standard equipment run flat tires are HORRIBLE! Poor interior and exterior color choices. Inability to order the car just as you would like it."

Allen D., CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Its too big. It depreciates too fast."

ARTHURR H., MN (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"I absolutely HATE the now standard equipment Panorama Roof. I never use it, it creaks and squeaks and it looks horrible on lighter colored cars. The S Class is available without the Panorama Roof in Germany, but in the U.S., they shove it down our throats, giving us no choice in the matter, which I find very UNLUXURIOUS. The car comes with no jack or spare wheel/tire AND there is no place to put one, should the owner wish to purchase their own, as I have. My spare sits on TOP of the trunk fl"

ALLEN D., CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"The 2015 S Class is and am amazing combination of comfort and performance. That said, I loved my 2012 S350 Bluets Diesel. My diesel gave me a solid 32 mpg on average where the gas 2105 comes in at 19. Unfortunately Mercedes decided not make the new S diesel available in the US."

IRA P., FL (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Excellant car, but my 750 BMW is more a drivers car"

Anonymous, QC (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Loaded with technology, but deficient in platform. After trading in what I thought was the best s550 (2011) ever built, I am completely disappointed with this new build. The suspension and brakes are that of a $30,000 vehicle, not a $125,000 vehicle. New brakes and rotor before 10,000 miles. And then being told that after 12,000 there is no warranty on this area of the car. A suspension that seems to bottom out, with no one else in the car, but me, when going over a low spot in the road. And"

MITCHELL K., IL (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"The most beautiful car made, the overall luxury is unreal, can not go wrong on fit finish and styling which is over the top."

RENEE W., CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Exterior Styling"

Anonymous, QC (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"I have owned dozens of vehicles over the years but have received more unsolicited positive comments regarding the looks of this car than any other."

DAVID S., PA (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"I have had prior S class cars and driven Audi's and BMW's but they are below the quality and styling of the new S class. The quality of the leather and the way the car is put together is outstanding. I feel you would have to move to Rolls or Bentley to get better and even then it may be a toss up."

MICHAEL B., AZ (2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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