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There's no shortage of passenger or cargo room inside the 2010 Mercedes-Benz R-Class.
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Expert Quotes:

feels more like a family room than a car
Kelley Blue Book

seven-seat option "encroaches on third-row knee room

liftover is low for easy loading

Whether it's a sport tourer, a crossover, or a pseudo-minivan, one thing's for sure: The R-Class delivers its passengers in more comfort and space than any truck-based SUV, and it's on a par with's favorite big crossovers, the Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT.

The R-Class seats six or seven passengers, and at least four of them will be coddled in supreme comfort all of the time. All three pairs of seats are full-sized and offer adult-sized cushioning and headroom. A third passenger seat can be fitted in the second row in the place of a console, but it might not fit larger folks. The third-row seats are nearly as plush, with a touch less knee room and width, and they're easily accessed from the R-Class' wide rear doors and easy-tilt second-row seats. Those big doors can be difficult to open in crowded parking lots, even in generous spaces.

The second and third rows of seats fold down to create a vast cargo space of about 87 cubic feet (a huge 50 cubic feet shy of the Escalade ESV, but larger and flatter than the Lincoln MKT), and the R-Class is positively littered with in-cabin storage, molded into the door panels and hidden under console lids.

You won't hear any complaints from us about the R-Class' fit and finish. Past examples we've driven have felt drum-tight, though a little diesel and wind noise are inherent.

More Opinions:
ConsumerGuide: "six-footers have abundant 2nd-row headroom and knee space, plus adequate under seat foot space" seats have "magisterial comfort and support, are wholly adjustable to suit one's physique, and remain appealing even after hours of driving"
ConsumerGuide: "cabin design is the expected blend of rich, textured plastics, soft-touch surfaces, and high-quality materials"
ConsumerGuide: "second- and 3rd-row seats fold easily to lay flush with the floor, providing a cargo hold that's nearly 8 feet long"
ConsumerGuide: "liftover is low for easy loading" "optional second-row console contains additional cupholders, and bottle holders are located in each door pocket"
ConsumerGuide: diesel "intrusive during acceleration and noticeable at idle and in cruising" "just a touch of driveline and road sound is evident"


There's no shortage of passenger or cargo room inside the 2010 Mercedes-Benz R-Class.

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