Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Price $57,800 – $58,900
Fuel consumption 8.2 – 14.4 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 88%(view ratings)
The R-Class from Mercedes is a luxury crossover that should be on the radar. Its spacious 7-seat interior, bathing in the light going through an expansive panoramic roof, offers 1st-class accommodations for all passengers and long-distance comfort. The front section of the glass roof opens-up at the touch of a button. The R-Class comes standard with the 4Matic all-wheel-drive system, teamed with two V6 engines: a 210 hp 3.5 litre turbodiesel (R350 BlueTEC 4Matic) or a 302 hp 3.0 litre (R350 4Matic).

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 88%
Driving 8/10
Safety 10/10
Interior 9/10
Reliability 7/10
Winter driving 9/10
Comfort 10/10

What's new in 2013



  • Very comfortable interior
  • Almost perfect soundproofing
  • Impressive diesel engine
  • Impeccable fit and trim
  • Flawless road holding


  • Controversial shape
  • Some controls are complicated
  • Handling of rear seats
  • Rear visibility
  • Poor availability