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

Category: Large SUV

Section: Ownership cost

2005 - 2012 review
Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4x4 (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4x4 (05 - 12)
  • Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4x4 (05 - 12)
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Ownership cost

What used Mercedes M Class 4x4 will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Mercedes M Class 4x4?

You'll certainly need deep pockets to buy and run an M-Class. With few models on the used market - and almost all of them in Mercedes outlets - prices are still pretty steep. That said, all its major rivals are equally desirable, so it's no worse than any of them.

Look at running costs, too, and they're mostly on a par with its rivals'. Its insurance groups and servicing costs are pretty much identical to those on the X5 and XC90, for instance, and fuel economy on an ML350 is almost identical to that on a 3.2-litre XC90. The only disappointment is that a diesel M-Class is a little more thirsty than its rivals.

Similarly, expect high bills if you need unscheduled maintenance. Hourly labour rates and average repair bills are among the highest around, although the bills are no worse than those for Jeeps and Land Rovers.