The S-Class, Mercedes-Benz' flagship, is a showcase of luxury, comfort and technology. And each generation pushes the envelope further. The latest model, which was redesigned for 2014, continues this tradition. In almost every important attribute for a luxury car, the S-Class is a benchmark of excellence. The redesigned S brings 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

"acceleration is great"

John W., PA (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Car is very quick for it size, you always feel safe that you can accelerate away from situations when driving."

Ronald M., CA (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Traded in 2015 S550 for 2016 S550e Plug-in hybrid. Happy to report that with battery charged, acceleration and power is equal to previous 8-cylinder engine. Combined power suffers only when battery is <20%. Battery gives about 17 - 20 miles depending on outside temperature. Battery does provide e-driving for 90% of daily driving resulting in 99.9mpg. Wish for 40mile range on battery. Next car will be all electric."

LAWRENCE J., CA (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"The power is exceptional but seldom used. The Distronic Plus feature is outstanding for highway driving conditions. "Cruise control" like no other."

FRANK-KAREN S., OH (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Surprising power and handling, given the size of the vehicle."

JOEL G., NY (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Feeling of being in control. I have amazing acceleration when needed."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Absolute beast when accelerating, and composed, secure handling. Absolutely glued to the road!"

Anonymous, LA (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"for the size of the car it handles very good in curves,and also the acceleration is excellent in sport mode."

V R., PA (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Voice recognition"

J O., WA (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"acceleration top notch"

Janice W., VA (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Being tall, 6'8', I need a seat that can adjust to my size. The S class seat is very easy to adjust and is comfortable. My wife is short and the seat adjusts to her as well. Having the massage feature is also enjoyable on trips. The ride is very smooth and there is no outside noise that you can hear while driving the car."

Ronald M., CA (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Have never riden in a car that rides so smoothly, is very quite (makes conversation in the car very easy) and the seats (with massage & heat/ventilation) make long trips a breeze."

Anonymous, NC (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Very quiet inside. Composed ride w excellent control. Seats very comfortable."

Bill B., CA (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Incredibly comfortable. Also the quietest car I've ever owned. Rides very smoothly and the rear seats are like nothing else."

Bruce W., FL (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Best ride of any car I have ever been in. Absolute engineering perfection."

ARLAND M., SC (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Quiet, smooth, well handling...ride features. Softer seats than previous S550."

FRANK-KAREN S., OH (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"back seat is very small because of the styling, which is beautiful"

R F., CA (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Car floats down the road. Wonderful ride"

Anonymous, FL (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Incredibly quiet, comfortable, and capable vehicle."

Anonymous, LA (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"THe car just envelopes you---no noise, total comfort...of course for the price, it should!"

Anonymous, PA (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"They are the absolute best"

George D., TX (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Comfort and noise"

J O., WA (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Extremely comfortable and enjoy the active seat function"

Anonymous, CA (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"The Maybach S600X is arguably the finest car I've ever owned including a Rolls Royce and a Bentley. It is amazingly quiet and the ride, while supple and smooth, still gives me a feeling of confidence and being in control. This is a car for a particular mission. as my others are. You drive it to dinner, not the hardware store. While a pleasure to drive, it's more of a car to be driven in."

Bruce W., FL (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"very comfortable plush hardly any outside noise"

Janice W., VA (2016 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)


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

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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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