2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Review

Note: This review was created when the 2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class was new.

The R Class crossover has a spacious and luxurious interior, innovative styling and exceptional performance. If you're in the market for a luxury midsize SUV, you should also consider the Acura MDX, Lexus RX and Infiniti FX.

8.3

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 9.2
Performance: 8.1
Interior: 7.8
Safety: N/A
Reliability:
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Pros & Cons

  • Sleek styling for a minivan alternative
  • Roomy and luxurious interior
  • Car-like driving performance
  • Expensive, even by luxury crossover standards
  • Rear doors open wide, a hazard in tight parking areas

2007 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Overview

Reviewers say the 2007 Mercedes-Benz R Class excels by marrying elements from SUVs and minivans into a spacious and powerful automobile replete with Mercedes style and refinement. Introduced in 2006, the crossover shares the basic platform of the Mercedes-Benz ML SUV, but looks much more like a futuristic wagon. The Detroit News calls the R Class "cool postmodern styling," establishing "a new benchmark for luxury people movers." Edmunds says it's "The best possible combination of car, minivan and sport-utility vehicle the market has to offer." Consumer Guide awarded the 2007 R Class "Recommended" status.

Auto reviewers agree that the 2007 Mercedes-Benz R Class is steeply priced, even for the luxury segment. IntelliChoice gives the R350 base model a "worse than average" value rating based on five-year ownership compared to other cars in its class. The Boston Globe calls the price tag "hefty" and the Orlando Sentinel simply concludes "There are certainly cheaper ways to carry six people."

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