It's just distilled water and urea in solution. Hill start assist, hill descent control and TeleAid are also included. It could be a drive line issue or tires. All models are equipped with a seven-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. I love this vehicle though and have had a few service hiccups over the few years I have had it, but nothing that could not be taken care of. I also like the styling both exterior and interior and appreciate the electrically folding third row seats. The feature-to-dollar ratio is high.
The Benz is also pleasantly quiet on the highway, with minimal wind and road noise. Third-row occupants — yes, there's almost enough room for adults — are treated to a fixed panorama sunroof to ward off any claustrophobia, and when the third row is empty, you can power-fold them down to increase your cargo space to 43. Outside mirrors are too small for this vehicle. Still, that's more praise than I can give last year's model, serves as the basis for this update; its dated navigation system was onerous to sort through, but it's been vastly improved for 2009. The truck takes 8 gallons every 10,000 miles. Ok I admit my bias here. It is a superbly comfortable vehicle, particularly on long trips.
Shortly after removing the key from the ignition, white smoke appeared from the front passenger side of the vehicle. There are cheaper cars to be had, but the difference is in the value for your money. Very delicate fuel and exhaust system. Console armrest does not adjust up and down? The gas mileage is around 17 miles per gallon, that's mostly highway and some traveling around town. For the front-seat occupants, three-stage heated seats with eight-way power adjustments and, for the driver, four-way pneumatic lumbar support.
On the freeway, it handles better than most sedans. It also provides adequate power for those who can live without the authoritative thrust of the optional V8s. Then the batteries were low or that connections were bad. Great design and build quality. Comand can be and should be much easier to use. It should be pretty quiet at highway speeds.
My experience has been mixed. The interior comfort and convenience is notable. The contact observed fire from the front passenger side of the vehicle. The rearview mirrors were made larger in 2009. I pull a large tent trailer with a gross of 5,000lbs with no problem. The tank is in the back where the spare tire would be stored. The steering, while not razor-sharp, was nicely weighted and responsive to inputs.
The air-suspension ride was Mercedes-Benz pleasant, and the interior quiet was undisturbed by road noise, despite standard 20-inch run-flat tires. If it's wind noise you hear and it bothers you try removing the cross bars if you have them and use them only when you need them. You can pull up at a fancy restaurant and not feel embarrassed, you can pile in all the kids and their friends and take them all to the soccer game, you can hook up your boat and take it to the cottage or lake easily with the 4 Matic and air suspension and 7500 towing capacity, it makes docking a snap. We had lots safety recalls with the airbags, but Mercedes has failed to do anything to replace them and keep pushing it off claiming that they do not have the parts to replace it and because of these recall no dealer is able to resell the vehicle till Mercedes fixes the issue making it nearly a worthless suv. Most of the issues were not serious or major things but still things that would cost a good buck to fix if not under warranty and a hassle to have to address. The initial diesel lag is fleeting; once it pops, you are out in traffic and leaving them behind. Got an extend warranty for the car and glad we did.
We routinely drive four-and-a-half hours to a second home we own in Vermont and I finish the drive feeling less fatigued than in any other vehicle I've owned. We do, however, like the one-touch up and down function on all four windows. Dump the stuff in before your service and just tell them you've got that covered. With the second- and third-row seats lowered, 83 cubic feet of cargo volume are available -- that's far fewer cubes than in competing models like the Escalade, but it's likely sufficient for most buyers. First, the Bluetec fluidis actually called Diesel Exhaust Fluid. What We Think: Despite the high price of diesel in the U.
The flush-folding rear headrests are also a nice touch, as they improve the driver's rearward vision an innovation missing on Benz's R-Class. This one is the very best. So far 7,800 miles without a single problem, nothing. Price is a consideration, too. Very stable on any road or off road terrain. Fit and finish is superb, seats are exceptionally supportive and headroom and legroom are ample in nearly every position. It employs awkward push-buttons on a center-stack-mounted circular control pad instead of the console-mounted control wheel used in the C-Class and S-Class.