Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4x4 2005 - 2012 review

Category: Large SUV

Section: Advice for buyers

Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4x4 (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4x4 (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4x4 (05 - 12)

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Mercedes M Class 4x4?

You may well be a little concerned if you've ever seen survey results for the previous M-Class, especially its bottom-five finish in the 2005 JD Power survey. However, this model is a major improvement on the old car. It certainly feels better built and uses higher-quality materials.

That should at least bring this model more into line with other Mercedes cars. Figures from Warranty Direct show that, if you were to draw up a league table of reliability, Mercedes would put in a respectable mid-table performance, on a par with BMW and Volvo, but well ahead of Land Rover and Jeep.