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QUALITY | 9 out of 10
little road or wind noise
storage spots are numerous
Kelley Blue Book
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a cabin outfitted to the highest levels of luxury, according to reviewers from around the Web.
ConsumerGuide says that, overall, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class "affords outstanding room and comfort." The front seats are spacious, and an optional set of “Drive-Dynamic” seats have amenities such as "fan ventilation, automatic-inflating side bolsters, and a relaxing massage function." These “Fancy adjustments wouldn't mean much if the seats weren't comfortable, but they are, in a large, soft, leather easy-chair type of way,” Cars.com reports.
In back, the S-Class caters to two. Cars.com actually goes so far as to call it a "massive backseat" that “offers tons of legroom and a backrest that's angled backward for optimal comfort” and sports “power-adjustable rear seats,” though they note the rear bench is designed for two people, not three. Edmunds likes the room in the backseat of the 2008 Mercedes-Benz and believes this is what makes it a "favorite of wealthy dads and heads of state alike." ConsumerGuide remarks that, even with intrusion from the sunroof casing, "only the very tall will find headroom lacking." Car and Driver reports, “All models are big, posh, and capable.”
Even though you wouldn't guess it from the shape of the rear end of the S-Class, the trunk is actually large, and ConsumerGuide says it is "usefully shaped, nicely finished, and includes an underfloor storage bin." Kelley Blue Book points out that inside, "storage spots are numerous," and calls the trunk a "trip-friendly luggage swallower."
The interior of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is designed with the driver and passengers in mind, with ease of use for controls and top-quality materials. Cars.com notes that luxury still applies to the design of the interior controls, pointing out the "leather instrument panel cover and classy chrome power window buttons" and the “Beautiful burl walnut wood” that “graces the dash, doors and center console.” The aural quality of the S-Class is just as one would expect, and ConsumerGuide says, "travel is serene, with little road or wind noise."
The 2008 Mercedes-Benz S-Class provides top-of-the-line comfort and quality, just as one would expect of a luxury car.