2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
There are 6 user reviews for the ML550 4MATIC trim shown below
- 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.
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