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Compounding the problem is the smorgasbord of identical-looking black buttons
be careful when cruising the long list of optional temptations
Cars and Driver
privacy glass is standard
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class can be outfitted quite lavishly—and expensively.
According to MyRide.com, “Standard technology provisions include the COMAND in-car media control system with a 6.5-inch high-definition color screen, Bluetooth, a DVD video/audio player, and a six-disc CD/DVD changer.” Edmunds, however, isn’t taken with the new COMAND’s design and implementation, stating, “the COMAND interface lacks the control knob we've come to expect in premium vehicles, forcing you to use four directional arrow keys and an 'OK' button instead. Compounding the problem is the smorgasbord of identical-looking black buttons surrounding the COMAND screen.”
Edmunds says the following are standard equipment on the 2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class: "power front seats, easy fold-down second- and third-row seats, eight-speaker audio system with auxiliary audio input and a retractable cargo cover." Oddly, the standard upholstery on the R-Class is vinyl; leather is optional. According to Cars.com, "privacy glass is standard" in every Mercedes-Benz R-Class, and "a single-lift tailgate is installed...weather-band reception is included in the standard radio, which has a single-CD slot and controls for optional satellite radio," while "an auxiliary plug in the glove box connects to MP3 players."
Options for this Mercedes-Benz 2009 model are indeed plentiful but pricey. Car and Driver recommends that consumers "be careful when cruising the long list of optional temptations." Kelley Blue Book reports "options abound on the [Mercedes-Benz] R-Class." According to Cars.com, these temptations include "optional flat-screen monitors built into the back of the front head restraints [that] can provide entertainment for rear passengers."
Edmunds notes that "most desirable [Mercedes-Benz R-Class] options are rolled into pricey packages, although a handful can be selected a la carte...available [Mercedes-Benz 2009] accoutrements include a panoramic glass sunroof, 19- or 20-inch wheels, Bluetooth, keyless ignition, heated seats and steering wheel, a power rear liftgate, three-zone climate control, a rear-seat entertainment system, adaptive cruise control, and glovebox-mounted six-CD changer and dedicated iPod interface."
Auto experts at TheCarConnection.com note no shortage of extra equipment for the 2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class.