Overview & Reviews
The R350 4Matic model gets a new gasoline-powered V6 for 2012 along with an upgraded transmission. New standard features on both R-Class models include LED daytime running lamps, a navigation system, real-time traffic, satellite radio and HD radio.
- Tight build quality.
- Seating for seven
- Comfortable and composed ride
- Relatively good fuel economy
- Limited cargo and passenger space compared to minivans.
- Antiquated COMAND interface
- Cumbersome to maneuver
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Perfect Family Car For a GUY - 2012 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
By feelit - September 21 - 9:02 am
This is a long, wide, sea monster of a car with a brutish grin. All it needs are fins! I wanted something (1) low to the ground, so it wouldn't tip over, (2) with all wheel drive to drive on ice, (3) great crash test scores, (4) a large trunk, (5) third row seats, and (6) was fun to drive. The R350 excelled in all of this. I was torn between the Odyssey Touring Elite and the R350 but decided to go with the R350 for the safety. The snob appeal certainly helped. Odysseys have been plagued, with airbag failures (either deploying when they shouldn't or failing to deploy in crashes). There are several complaints filed with the NHTSA regarding this for 2011 and 2012 alone. The R350 had none.