2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
There are 6 user reviews for the ML550 4MATIC trim shown below
- Style, power, recognition
- mileage,cost of purchase vs use
Purchased As New
Solid, secure, sure footed little SUV that has all the creature comforts.Experiance with the dealership has been truly exceptional. My wife loves this little mall cruiser.V8 power with the 4-matic and 20k saved over the AMG.
The moronic thing is the inability to ala-cart order leather with 4-wayheated seat and heated steering.
Daughter has a new GMC Acadia. It rides better,and seems to have as much or more torque and spunk as the 550. Still, Acadia lacks the star on the hood for notariety.Not comfortable for long trips if you are tall. The seat just doesn't get to a comfort zone with the console somewhat in the way of your right leg.Hard to get used to the "high tech" column shifter...rather have it on the console. Nav easy to use and clearly more user friendly than GM. Most of these will be driven by soccer moms in upper suburbia anyway. Better power than the 350, especially with a load of people,luggage and stuff. Sure footed in snow.Can get almost same for much less $$....read morehide
5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
Purchased As Used
Mercedes-benz ML 550 4matic 2008.poor suv. After 7000 mils
mercedes got transmission problem, also oil liking.I left my car in Mercedes service in Charlotte,NC twice and they newer fix it
Mercedes was my favorite Company, this car was not my first
mercedes bat I know it was last one.
4 out of 9 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Better priced than Cayenne GTS, quite luxurious, powerful, high ride quality, 0 to 60mph in 5.4
- Pathetic fuel economy, 23 horsepower short of Cayenne GTS
Like almost every car on the road, this car has its ups and downs. Let's get the downs over with. The ML550 gets an EPA estimated 13 city, 18 highway for 2009. Now this is ok for a large SUV, but for a midsize SUV, environmentalists might turn their heads on the ML550. Not only that, but the ML550 gets 23 fewer horsepower than the Porsche Cayenne GTS, 382 and 405. Despite this power disadvantage, the Mercedes-Benz ML550 DOES have a pretty awesome 382bhp V8 engine, and I guess we've secretly jumped into the ups. Yes, not only is it powerful, but it is also better priced than the Cayenne GTS. Instead of paying $70,000 for a GTS, you pay about $56,000 for the ML550. I'd give up 23 horsepower for a $14,000 benefit, like most smart people would. Also, the ML550 is quite an upscale car. It comes standard with a navigation system, heated leather front seats, cruise control, premium sound system, 6-disc CD changer, and more. We were also impressed with the ML550's high ride quality. It delivered a rewarding ride AND rewarding engine sound no matter where we went, what roads we took. And last, with this 382bhp 5.5 liter V8 engine comes a fairly impressive 0 to 60mph time of 5.4 seconds. This is no Ferrari or Lamborghini run, but considering an SUV that isn't even an AMG, 5.4 seconds isn't at all a bad run, and will still allow for driver and passenger satisfaction. My rating for the 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML550 is a 93%. It's the one of the few Mercedes-Benz vehicles that REALLY impresses me, mostly because of the decent price....read morehide
35 out of 63 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
In some ways I think this vehicle preforms better and is more comfortable than our SL 500. That's really saying something when you consider the difference in price tags.
39 out of 75 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- Better gas mpg than I expected, great power, smooth ride, easy to use nav system.
The ML550 handles like a sports car. The only gear you feel is 1st to 2nd/3rd as it skips gears depending on how much I excelerate. The best power is from 2nd to 7th. The only thing that is ackward to me is the drive shift; I sometimes forget where it is. Harmon/Kardon sound system is great!
The bluetooth technology works well in this suv....read morehide
36 out of 88 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
- fuel economy is good ( relatively ) for 8 celender SUV
handling of the car is great ! the appearance and the amg kit is amazing, luxuary interiorly is the best on an offroader SUV !
it is sporty, strong, offroader, and great appearance
63 out of 112 people found this review helpful.Was this review helpful to you?
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