Advertisement
Go
2009 Mercedes-Benz M Class Photo
8.0
/ 10
On Styling
BASE INVOICE
$41,478
BASE MSRP
$44,600
On Styling
The basic shape of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a handsome SUV silhouette with an arcing roofline.
8.0 out of 10
Browse Mercedes-Benz M Class inventory in your area.

SEE LOCAL CLASSIFIEDS

STYLING | 8 out of 10

Expert Quotes:

its hole-punched chrome makes the ML look modern and kind of aggressive
MotherProof

interior design and quality may be its most outstanding feature
Edmunds

Mercedes has given its new ML550 the AMG styling treatment
Car and Driver

The 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class doesn’t get a complete redesign, just a few nips and tucks here and there that altogether give it a slightly fresher look.

The 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class has gone from brickbats to bouquets. Back in the late '90s, the car featured what Car and Driver describes as "minivan-like styling." In 2009, Mercedes-Benz combats that image by sharpening the exterior lines and imparting a certain degree of toughness to its luxury SUV, resulting in "more aggressive styling," according to Edmunds.

MotherProof says, “Like its siblings, the ML320 wins me over in the looks department… The grille is an interesting feature; its hole-punched chrome makes the ML look modern and kind of aggressive. It’s a nice balance with the rest of the car, which is smooth and lean-looking. The ML320 looked like it had a lower profile despite the doors being nice and tall.” Kelley Blue Book remarks that "the sleek 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML looks particularly menacing wearing the new ML550 trim." Other reviews read by TheCarConnection.com agree with this sentiment, praising the aggressive, new AMG-influenced styling of the ML550.

When it comes to the cabin, Edmunds says “the Benz's interior design and quality may be its most outstanding feature. Compared with the rival Lexus RX 400h, the ML320 feels (and is) thousands of dollars more expensive.” The inside styling of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is luxurious, but the car's capabilities as an off-road vehicle are not ignored. Kelley Blue Book is quick to point out that the "padded rails at the bottom of the center console...are more of an off-road touch than [they] expect from the more street-friendly" M-Class.

Conclusion

The basic shape of the 2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a handsome SUV silhouette with an arcing roofline.

« Prev: Overall Review Next: Performance »
Advertisement
Advertisement
Other Choices Read More
8.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
7.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
New Car Price Quotes
Update ZIP
We are committed to your privacy. By submitting this form you agree the phone number you provided may be used to contact you (including autodialed or pre-recorded calls). Consent is not a condition of purchase.
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area
Advertisement

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.

 
© 2014 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.