Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Mercedes has not skimped on the amount of safety kit fitted to the ML. Leaving aside the four-wheel drive for extra traction, the car comes as standard with ABS with brake assist, electronic stability control with skid control that can also monitor any towed trailers, hill start assist, traction control and ISOFIX fitting points for child seats. There is also the German company’s Pre-Safe system that can recognise a potential collision and initiate measures to maximise crash protection for the occupants such as activating the seat belt pre-tensioners.

Throw in anti-dive and anti-squat controls for the suspension and you pretty much have the kitchen sink thrown in when it comes to safety.

A large premier 4x4 will always score well when it comes to practicality. There is plenty of room for five adults even on longer journeys thanks to greater passenger room over the previous model. The new ML gets a bigger boot and with the rear seats folded Mercedes is claiming to set a new benchmark for space with 2,010 litres. There is a ski-load hatch in the rear seats and plenty of cubbies around the car including front door pockets that will swallow a one-litre bottle.

There's optional temperature-controlled cup holders to keep drinks warm or hot depending on requirements. Front seats come with electrically controlled, multi adjustments and the rear seats can be adjusted for tilt.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz M-Class (12-15).

  • 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
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • 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
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

AMG Line equipment

AMG Line standard equipment
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
AMG Line optional equipment
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

AMG Sport equipment

AMG Sport standard equipment
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
AMG Sport optional equipment
  • DVD

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
SE optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim

SE Executive equipment

SE Executive standard equipment
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
SE Executive optional equipment
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Special Edition equipment

Special Edition standard equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Special Edition optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Sport optional equipment
  • DVD