This car seems very well made; its a tank. MB uses materials that seem very durable, even if unusual and hard to clean. This SUV is a good size, big but not huge. The front seats aren't quite as comfortable as I expected but not bad. The SatNav is easy to use and up to date with lots of search options. Connectivity is top notch, USB, iPad, WiFi Hotspot, and more (MB is a button push away like OnStar). Lots of technology innovations that you wouldn't know about unless someone told you. The 2nd, 3rd row seats are very easy to raise and lower with a push of a button. Lots of convenience items, like 120 V outlet, full size spare with jack, electric park brake, push button/lever shifter. If you want to keep the price down you will likely have to special order which is what I did (2-3 month wait). I can't comment on the advanced techno features like Park Assist, Lane Keeping, Night Vision, etc. since I didn't get those features. The vehicle is heavy but has enough power to accelerate well from start (with a lot of gas pedal). This car is designed to save gas and it does that well (e.g. Eco Start/Stop). I love the Brake Hold feature! Also has first ever eco-friendly tires from Pirelli that seem pretty good plus quiet. The car drives remarkably well and is well mannered when parking. Perfect soccer mom car with some luxury and glitz. I look forward to driving again. My last car was a Shelby GT500 which was fun but tiring compared to this car. Not liking the bare aluminum running boards so much. After several years they will look nasty if you don't take good care of them. This car is the widest in its class so lots of room. I compared a LOT before buying this one. Rumor: MB will be cutting supply to the US.
Excellent SUV worth every penny (it's a hotrod) until you get between 10K and 14K miles, then you realize brakes need replacement. Yes, pads and rotors need to be replaced (light turns on) and there is no way to replace just pads. Cost $2400 for front and back brakes. $250 for 10K mile service, $800 for 40K mile and $1200 for 50K mile. Great SUV but very high maintenance $$$