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QUALITY | 9 out of 10
Passenger room is especially impressive
Interior room “about average for this class”
“Cabin noise is thoroughly subdued”
“No third-row seating”
Reviews read by TheCarConnection.com generally praised both ride comfort and interior quality on the lower-end trim levels of Mercedes-Benz’s 2008 M-Class.
In overall size and room, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is more than competitive with the likes of Ford's Explorer, Jeep's Grand Cherokee, and their ilk. Its wheelbase is 114.7 inches and overall length is 188.5 inches. With the rear seats folded down, cargo volume is 72.4 cubic feet and 29.4 cubic feet with the seats upright.
Reviewers disagreed somewhat on the Mercedes-Benz’s 2008 M-Class and its interior space. Forbes Auto said that inside the M-Class, “there’s just less than 30 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, and a touch over 72 cubic feet when they’re folded down, which is about average for this class.” Compared to the Lexus RX 350, Edmunds counters, “Passenger room is especially impressive, as the ML affords rear-seat passengers more than 39 inches of legroom -- nearly 6 inches greater than the RX 350 offers.” Edmunds also notices the lack of a third-row seat, and explains that “a fifth adult passenger in back makes for a tight fit.”
Sumptuous leather seats and an air suspension also add to the Mercedes-Benz M-Class's credentials as an all-day cruiser. “Cabin noise is thoroughly subdued,” Automobile.com added, noting the M-Class’s “richly trimmed interior, comfortable and supportive seats, and ample elbow room for five adults.” Edmunds likes the “generous fillets of bird's eye maple wood and brushed aluminum trim [that] lend the cabin a warm, upscale ambiance. Large front cupholders and adequate storage cubbies come in handy on road trips.”
High-quality materials are complemented by ample seating space in the 2008 Mercedes-Benz M-Class.