Handsome, understated looks and a well-built interior define the Mercedes M-Class. It has an extensive range of engines, including some excellent diesels, all of which are powerful. Running costs are quite high across the line-up but while the Mercedes M-Class isn’t cheap, it's priced competitively next to prestige 4x4 rivals like the BMW X5.
- Broad range of engines
- Impressive luggage space
- Luxurious yet also a proper off-roader
- Standard 19-inch wheels are too small
- Could do with more rear legroom
- Ride quality too firm
The Mercedes M-Class isn’t just about road presence – its huge size translates inside and makes it a very practical car as well as luxurious one, with a large boot and lots of space for passengers. The diesel engines are economical and punchy, while the solitary petrol engine is extremely powerful. Buyers are unlikely to want for much in the way of equipment, either.