Find a Car
Go!

2010 Mercedes-Benz R Class vs. Its Competition

What’s this?
What’s this?
Our expert editors build comparisons like this one to make it easy for you to understand the small handful of cars you should compare to whatever car you are already looking at. You get general thoughts on each car you should consider plus an easy way to compare basic information for yourself.
 
2010 Mercedes-Benz R Class 4MATIC 4-door 3.5L Angular Front Exterior View
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

?
Browse Used Listings

With the arrival of the Lincoln MKT, the Mercedes-Benz R-Class finally has some direct competition.

We prefer the MKT's looks, though the huge grille is divisive and its handling isn't as settled.

The MKT's turbocharged V-6 option gives it a rush of power the R-Class can't quite match, and its dashing interior exudes Sinatra-era style.

If you're shopping utility at this price point, it wouldn't hurt to look at the less roomy, but much sexier Audi Q7.

It too can be had with a diesel engine and all-wheel drive, and it's a lot easier on the eyes, if not the wallet.

Still not enough flash for your dollar? We suggest the Cadillac Escalade, either the short-body version or the mammoth ESV edition.

It's trucky and handles even less happily than the R-Class, and it's not as easy to get to the third-row seats, but it steers better and its throbbing, thirsty V-8 strikes some hot-sounding muscle car notes.

2010 Mercedes-Benz R Class 4MATIC 4-door 3.5L Angular Front Exterior View2010 Mercedes-Benz R Class2009 Audi Q7 Premium Plus2010 Audi Q72010 Cadillac Escalade2010 Cadillac Escalade2010 Lincoln MKT2010 Lincoln MKT
Quick Specs
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
You wanted a Mercedes minivan? The 2010 R-Class crossover is as close as you'll get, down to the driving feel.
8.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
The 2010 Audi Q7 tames the SUV bad-boy image with subtler looks, diesel fuel economy, and good on-road performance.
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
The 2010 Cadillac Escalade is big, brawny, and very thirsty; yet with segment-leading performance and unrivaled style, the Escalade is hard to beat.
9.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Supremely spacious and stunning from some angles, the 2010 Lincoln MKT gets truly arresting with its EcoBoost turbo V-6.
MSRP From   
$49,300Browse Used Listings$46,900Browse Used Listings$62,495Browse Used Listings$44,200Browse Used Listings
Gas Mileage   
14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas V6Gas/Ethanol V8Gas V6
EPA Class   
4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility VehicleN/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
4MATIC 4-Door R350quattro 4-Door 3.6L Prestige2WD 4-Door Base4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD
Drivetrain   
All-Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
6777
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door4 Door SUV4 DoorStation Wagon
Transmission   
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic
 
© 2016 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by Internet Brands Automotive Group. Stock photography by izmostock. Read our Cookie Policy.