Used Mercedes-Benz M-Class (2012 - 2015) Review

Review by Kieren Puffett on
Last Updated: 02 Sep 2014
4
This is the third generation of Mercedes ML that was first launched in 1998, though visually it does not look a lot different from the previous model. However, there has been some major work done under the skin.

Mercedes-Benz M-Class (12-15)
  • Strong performance both on and off road
  • Improved fuel efficiency
  • Simpler engine choice
  • Good level of standard trim
  • Good value compared to competitors
  • No seven-seat or manual gearbox options
  • Visually similar to previous model
  • More acronyms than a five-star general

New price range:

£43,095 - £57,705

Used price range:

£13,025 - £26,664

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

This is the third generation of Mercedes ML that was first launched in 1998, though visually it does not look a lot different from the previous model. However, there has been some major work done under the skin. This includes further work to the electronic systems to improve the ML’s already considerable off-road performance, but even more notable is its considerable on-road performance. So is it now good enough to take on the likes of the BMW X5 and Range Rover Sport? Read on to find out.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

4 out of 5

Green credentials

3 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 The Electric open and close tailgate is a great feature to have looks so upmarket and classy when you get to do it in a carpark.  

5 out of 5

Jack J Bower ,   06 Sep 2015    ... read more

 I maintain a decent MPG. The best has been 46 MPG on a long drive. This is driving sensibly without the need for use the Sport button. And the large load baring boot without the lip so I can easily...  

5 out of 5

James Coe ,   16 Dec 2013    ... read more

 The boot - it is used as a mobile office and the power boot is a great function when you hands are full.  

5 out of 5

Anonymous ,   31 Jul 2013    ... read more

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