Mercedes simplifies some R-Class equipment and options, but caution's still the keyword as some features can only be had in expensive packages.
All R350 crossovers get standard vinyl upholstery; 19-inch wheels; wood trim; a leather-trimmed steering wheel; power front seats; dual-zone automatic climate control; power windows, mirrors, and locks; COMAND control for audio and entertainment systems; an AM/FM/DVD changer with SD memory slot and an auxiliary jack; and Bluetooth.
An iPod/MP3 interface, Sirius Satellite Radio with real-time traffic and data, and HD Radio are options, along with a rear-seat entertainment system. Other options include leather upholstery; a power liftgate; keyless entry and push-button start; a cargo tray; a seven-seat configuration; parking sensors; ventilated seats; a panoramic sunroof; a towing package; a heating steering wheel; the rear-seat entertainment system; and heated front seats.
Edmunds: COMAND "lacks the control knob we've come to expect in premium vehicles"
Edmunds: "smorgasbord of identical-looking black buttons surrounding the COMAND screen"
Cars.com: "weather-band reception is included in the standard radio"
Car and Driver: "be careful when cruising the long list of optional temptations" Cars.com: "optional flat-screen monitors built into the back of the front head restraints can provide entertainment for rear passengers"