Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The M-Class received a five-star crash safety rating from Euro NCAP which is the maximum rating available. As well as dual front, side and window airbags, ABS with brake assist, electronic stability programme, anti-skid control and seatbelt pre-tensioners, it also comes with 'Pre-Safe'. This system senses that the car may be about to be involved in a accident and prepares the key safety systems for a possible collision - the seatbelts are tightened, it moves the seats into a better position and closes the sunroof if the car is about to roll.

Security features include an alarm, immobiliser and remote central locking.

The M-Class adapts well to family life. The boot's a good size, the rear seats have a 60/40 split and they can be folded down too (removable cushions can be specified for a flat load area). There's a total of 2,012 litres of storage space and enough room for items up 2.10 metres in length. Although the glovebox contains the CD autochanger, it doesn't mean less storage space.

The changer is hidden in the roof of the glovebox and drops down at the press of a button. However, unlike the last M-Class, there's no seven-seat option for this model - you'll need to go for the more expensive GL model or consider an Audi Q7 or BMW X5.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class (05-11).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • CD Multichanger
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

Edition 10 equipment

Edition 10 standard equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
Edition 10 optional equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats

Edition S equipment

Edition S standard equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim
Edition S optional equipment
None available

Grand Edition equipment

Grand Edition standard equipment
  • CD Multichanger
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Grand Edition optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
SE optional equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors

Euro NCAP Rating

The Mercedes-Benz M-Class (05-11) was tested by Euro NCAP in and received the following safety ratings:

  • Adult Occupant - 5 stars
  • Child Occupant - 3 stars
  • Vulnerable road users - 1 stars

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.