2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

    (5 Reviews)

    $44,000 - $87,000

    2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Review Summaries

    What reviewers liked most about the Mercedes-Benz M-Class

    • These trucks use a combination of open differentials and brake-based traction control to direct power to the wheels with traction.

      - Car and Driver
    • Built in Alabama, the ML350 carries a 232-horsepower V-6 engine, while the ML500 packs a 288-hp, 5.0-liter V-8.

      - Cars.com
    • Elegantly appointed inside as it is, the M-Class is built to go off-road.

      - MSN Autos
    • It has one of the most car-like rides on pavement of any SUV on the market.

      - MSN Autos
    • Power comes strong and steady, it pulls hard right through the rev range, and the seven-speed tranny does a great job of matching ratio to engine speed to provide good power when you need it.

      - AutoWeek
    • Based on the fuel-economy numbers we got during our test drive, the diesel ML would save a typical driver about $400 a year in fuel - and that's even accounting for the fact that diesel fuel typically costs more than premium gasoline.

      - Forbes
    • Regarding handling, the Mercedes M-Class veers toward comfort.

      - Forbes
    • The sophistication of this chassis is mind-boggling.

      - The Auto Channel

    What reviewers liked least about the Mercedes-Benz M-Class

    • The COMAND system that manages navigation, audio and other functions remains a bit cumbersome, with rows of tiny buttons along its display screen.

      - Forbes
    • Through the twisties where we sampled it, changing directions quickly and often, the ML63 AMG is not exactly fun.

      - Automotive.com

    Mercedes-Benz M-Class Comparisons

    • Measuring an inch shorter than the BMW X5 and 3.6 inches shorter than the RX 330, the four-door M-Class is 182.6 inches long overall and rides on a 111-inch wheelbase.

      - Cars.com
    • The diesel is just a bit louder at idle than the gas models, but it's not at all obtrusive.

      - Forbes
    • It's not as sporty and engaging on the curves as a BMW X5, but it rides beautifully and still feels accurate and confident on the highway.

      - Forbes

    Best one-liner about the Mercedes-Benz M-Class

    • Mercedes' ML320 CDI midsize diesel SUV combines luxury with outstanding fuel efficiency.

      - Forbes
    • ...the ML63 AMG is a true high-performance machine.

      - Automotive.com

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