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2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

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2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Best Midsize Premium SUV of 2012

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Midsize Premium SUV
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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Smoothness of vehicle's ride
  • Transmission smoothness

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Feel of the seat material
  • Quality of the interior materials
  • The vehicle's navigation system

Performance Specs

MPG City

14 - 20


18 - 27


240 - 550


7 speed, Automatic


Gas V6, Gas V8, Turbocharged Diesel V6


All Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2012 Mercedes Benz M Class Review

The all new 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class redefining what an SUV can be. Choose either the new-generation 302-horsepower gasoline V-6 or the torque-rich yet fuel-stingy 240- horsepower clean-diesel BlueTEC V-6 and experience ground breaking response and earth-embracing traction. The Mercedes-Benz M-Class is perfectly at ease on imperfect roads! And with heated 8-way power front seats hand fitted upholstery and Eucalyptus wood trim you’ll be perfectly at ease behind the wheel. From standard Bluetooth to available navigation advanced technologies are right at your fingertips. The M-Class allows you to store 10GB of digital music on the in-dash hard drive and place and answer calls without ever letting go of the steering wheel. There’s also Attention Assist a Mercedes-Benz innovation that monitors your driving behavior detecting signs of drowsiness and alert you with both visual and audible warnings. The all new 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ahead of its time by any measure.

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