The 2010 Mercedes-Benz R-Class is a six-passenger luxury car that straddles the line between a minivan and a wagon, and it does so very stylishly. Two trims are available; the R350 with a traditional gas engine and the R350 BlueTEC which utilizes diesel for more power and greater fuel economy. The gas version is powered by a 3.5L V6 which produces 268 hp. The BlueTEC trim has a 3.0L turbodiesel V6 under the hood which generates 210 hp/398 lb-ft of torque and is rated at 24 mpg on the highway. Both are mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission and the 4MATIC all-wheel drive system.Read more Read less
There are few changes to the Mercedes-Benz R-Class for 2010. The 2009 R320 BlueTec is now known as the R350 BlueTec, yet it has the same 3.0L turbo-diesel engine as before. Style-wise, the 2010 R-Series features a slightly larger front grille, more squared-off headlights and new taillights. New exterior colors available are Palladium Silver and Steel Grey. Most notable for 2010 is the addition of Mercedes-Benz' 'Post-Safe' system, which unlocks the doors and shuts off the engine and fuel system after an accident. This feature complements Mercedes-Benz' PRE-SAFE system, which prepares the vehicle if a collision is anticipated. Both PRE-SAFE and 'Post-Safe' are now standard equipment.
Stylish people-mover; roomy and elegant interior; comfortable ride; exceptional performance
The Mercedes-Benz R-Class is a vehicle that is part-SUV, part-crossover, part-minivan, and is considered by many reviewers to be a luxury mid-sized SUV. Introduced in 2006, the R-Class shares a platform with the Mercedes-Benz M-Class. Its primary competitors are the Lexus RX and Cadillac SRX. The R-Class is unique in its class. It features a tremendous amount of interior space, and it's one of the few vehicles with a third row that allows the vehicle to accommodate up to seven adults in posh comfort. With a wheelbase of 126.6 inches, the 2010 R-Class is also one of the longest vehicles in its class. MSRP starts at about $49,000.