We live in the hills and noticed right away the ride is more stiff this year, making it safer on curvy roads. This is a Diesel that gets up and goes, not sluggish like diesels of the past. My wife and I enjoy being in this SUV, to us the interior looks elegant. You want safety?--Get this SUV - you WILL feel safer. A/C and Heating works excellent - keeping steady temperatures. BE SURE TO GET BLACK FLOOR MATS - other colors will get dirty and look terrible very soon. We are averaging 24 Miles Per Gallon of Diesel (city and highway combined)- that is great for such a big SUV! It got more noisy after about 500 miles for some reason.
Exterior Design is nice and the Interior look is very good. New Navigation is now easy to use. Diesel = better gas mileage. No Diesel smell. 20 inch wheels look excellent. Its big and feels VERY SAFE. Lots of storage in rear area.
Seats are hard, they need a bit more cushioning in them for the Mercedes "plush"feeling. Back seats need more leg room. Front seat leg area is too cramped. Learning the electronic controls is time-consuming. Get mud-guards to keep the mud off the area behind the wheels.
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