|EPA Est. MPG||16|
|Drive Train||All Wheel Drive|
|Curb Weight||4940 lbs|
You know all those millionaire parents who are stuck ferrying their kids around in lowly minivans? Yeah, neither do we; we'd imagine the hired help usually takes care of that sort of thing. But this was evidently the target demographic for the Mercedes-Benz R-Class when it debuted a few years back. Here was a sleek six- or seven-seat people hauler with a luxurious interior and cool conventional rear doors instead of dorky sliding ones — perfect for well-heeled moms and dads who wanted to avoid the dreaded minivan stigma. Except the R-Class was practically dead on arrival in the U.S., recording consistently lethargic sales numbers as would-be buyers chose top-of-the-line minivan models or premium SUVs instead.
Enter the 2009 Mercedes-Benz R320 Bluetec, a better-late-than-never attempt to inject some life into the R-Class lineup. The big news is the R320's clean-burning Bluetec 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 (shared with the GL320 and ML320), which meets the EPA's stringent 2010 emissions requirements for 50-state certification. Diesels have long been a fixture in European-market vehicles, but they're more tightly regulated in the U.S. Thanks to Bluetec, R-Class buyers can enjoy all the benefits of diesel power, including superior fuel economy and a reputation for durability, with the full blessing of Uncle Sam.
However, it's unlikely that this new power plant will single-handedly reverse the R-Class' fortunes. While the R320's combined EPA rating of 20 mpg is significantly better than the gas-powered R350 4Matic's 16 mpg, diesel costs 40 cents more per gallon than gas as of this writing. If diesel and gas are priced at $3.80 and $3.40, respectively, and the EPA's combined ratings are on the mark, then the R320 will cost barely 2 cents less per mile at the pump than the R350 4Matic, saving you a measly $2,000 over 100,000 miles. Moreover, if you can afford to drop $60 large on a new car, you're probably not too concerned about paying for gas in the first place.
To its credit, the Bluetec engine performs well enough, and the R320 is generally a pleasant vehicle, whether you're driving or riding. But we're afraid those well-heeled parents have already voted with their wallets — the R-Class simply isn't what wealthy shoppers want for their family transportation needs.
What's a good price on a used 2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class ?
Save up to $219.8 on one of 6 used 2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Classs for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $7993 as of Apr 23, 2018, based on data from 6 dealers and 7 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class trim styles:
The used 2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R320 BlueTEC is priced around $14990 with average odometer reading of 78474 miles.
The used 2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class R350 4MATIC is priced around $10858 with average odometer reading of 107589 miles.
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What options are available on the 2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class?
Available Mercedes-Benz R-Class 2009 Submodel Types: Wagon, Diesel
Available Mercedes-Benz R-Class 2009 Trims: R350, R350 4MATIC, R320 CDI, R320 BlueTEC, R350 BlueTEC, R500
Exterior Colors: Capri Blue Metallic, Arctic White, Palladium Silver Metallic, Pewter Metallic, Alabaster White, Barolo Red Metallic, Black, Diamond White Metallic, Iridium Silver Metallic, Sand Beige Metallic
Interior Colors: Black leather, Almond Beige leatherette, Macadamia/Black leather, Black leatherette, Macadamia leatherette, Ash leather, Cashmere leatherette, Macadamia leather
Popular Features: 2nd Row Bucket Seats, 3500lb Towing Capacity, AWD/4WD, Alarm, Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel, Auto Climate Control, Aux Audio Inputs, Bluetooth, Fold Flat Rear Seats, Multi-Zone Climate Control, Navigation, Post-collision safety system, Power Driver Seat, Power Liftgate/Trunk, Pre-collision safety system, Rear Bench Seats, Stability Control, Sunroof/Moonroof, Third-row seating, Tire Pressure Warning, Trip Computer, Back-up camera, Electronic Folding Mirrors, Heated seats, Leather Seats, Parking sensors, Upgraded Stereo, Blind Spot Monitoring, Adaptive Cruise Control, Rear Entertainment System, Towing Hitch, Upgraded Headlights
Engine/Mechanics: 6, 8 cylinders
Fuel Types: premium unleaded (required), diesel
Drivetrains: all wheel drive
Used 2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Overview
The used 2009 Mercedes-Benz R-Class is offered in the following submodels: Wagon, Diesel. Available styles include R350 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A), and R320 BlueTEC 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbodiesel 7A). Pre-owned R-Class models are available with a 0-liter gas engine or a 0-liter diesel engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2009 R-Class comes with all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 7-speed shiftable automatic.