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

"Very powerful and responsive. No oversteer. Excellent distronic cruise control. A complete joy on a road trip."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)


Robert S., MN (2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Tires are run flat, in the Northeast is a very serious problem. We drive a $120,000 automobile can’t take any distance, if I have a flat I would be stranded for days. for what, save the manufacturer the cost of a spare. Had several blow outs, pot holes, and always waited at least three days for a replacement,.if possible we will never again buy a car with run flat tires ."

Thomas S., MA (2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Acceleration on on par with any production sports car."

R H., VA (2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)


Anonymous, MS (2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Extremely quick with settings for comfort and sports car driving. Sounds like a true sports car."

Sandy K., NY (2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"its really fast and handles well, although for $150K and the AMG package, i would expect it to do so."

Anonymous, SC (2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Handling is excellent. Electronics that help keep car in lane, notify when distracted are excellent, however the blind spot detector stays on too long after making a lane change and beeps if there is a car in the lane next to you which is distractor."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Very powerful engine, excellent roadholding, adjustable air suspension."

G P., MD (2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"jerky transmission at low speeds. annoying lane keeping system - i turn it off"

Jonathan L., AZ (2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"extremely comfortable, quiet and relaxing. adjustable seats are fantastic."

Anonymous, AL (2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Quietest soft top I have ever owned. Rides like it on a cloud."

R H., VA (2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Very quiet, however, the seats in my 2014 were more comfortable. Trunk is approximately 2/3 size of my 2014. Car is three inches shorter."

Anonymous, TX (2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Extremely comfortable seats, massage function is a bonus, the air suspension is very comfortable."

G P., MD (2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"The seats grab you when you turn a corner. The ride is the smoothest I and everyone who rides with me has ever experienced. Chicago potholes are no match for this car. The car is the quietest I have ever experienced."

Anonymous, IL (2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"Extremely comfortable ride."

James B., TN (2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)


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

What Owners Say

"expensive but so far no problems and I would say reasonable value."

Anonymous, AL (2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)

"$ for $ it's an excellent value. The vehicle has great appearance inside and out . The quiet inside the vehicle is exceptional. The only concern is the occasional difficulty in the using voice commands for the Navigation system."

Anonymous, FL (2017 Mercedes-Benz S-Class)
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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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