My family and I were set to look for a vehicle that was comfortable and fun to drive. This Crossover SUV is a blast. The interior feels like mercedes didn't miss a beat. It is luxurious and spacious. You feel like you are riding on air. We fit seven adults with comfort. Other so called seven passenger crossovers could merely fit my two young kids in the back. We test drove the Lexus, Infiniti,BMW, none had the comfort and amenities of this car. The Lexus line is cheap! It looks like Toyota just slapped on the lexus name and raised the price tag. BMW and Audi were small, not even close in comfort. This car is sporty, fun to drive and can fit 7 adults comfortably. I highly recommend this car!!!!
The R350 is an absolute blast to drive. Perfect for our family of 5. My wife simply loves driving this car and so do I. The panorama roof is spectacular along with the exceptional fit and finish. You feel very safe in this auto. Voice activation works very well and the sound system is superb. With the shifting capability on the steering wheel the car has plenty of power and is very spirited. All seats are comfortable and access to the third row is easy. Highly recommend this car if you need more room but don't want to lose the fun of driving.
Premium 2 Package ($7,850 -- includes park assist, rearview camera, power liftgate, second-row split bench seat that increases maximum occupant capacity from six to seven, COMAND interface 7-inch LCD screen, hard-drive-based navigation system with music storage capability, HD Radio, Sirius Satellite Radio, real-time traffic, 11-speaker Harman Kardon Logic7 audio system with iPod jack, 115-volt power outlet, auto-dimming interior and driver-side exterior mirrors, power tilt-telescoping steering column, 10-way power front seats with three-position memory, tri-zone climate control with vents for all three rows and separate controls for second-row occupants, second-row side window shades); Rear Seat Entertainment System ($1,850 -- includes front-seatback-mounted TV screens with DVD playback); Keyless Go ($1,130 -- includes keyless entry and ignition); Panorama Sunroof ($1,050); Heated Front Seats ($720); Metallic Capri Blue Paint ($720).
Turbocharged diesel V6
2,987cc (182 cu-in)
Aluminum with cast-iron cylinder liners/Aluminum
Double overhead camshafts, 4 valves per cylinder, variable valve timing
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
210 @ 3,800
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
398 @ 1,600-2,400
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
I = 4.38; II = 2.86; III = 1.92; IV = 1.37; V = 1.00; VI = 0.82; VII = 0.73; Final Drive = 3.45
Nice strong wave of acceleration. Transmission keeps engine in the meat of its power band with rapid shifts and close gearing.
Pedal a bit soft, but still adequate. Dead consistent stop after stop.
Smooth hands are required to keep stability control uninvolved -- a sure way to ruin a good run. Otherwise, there's ample body roll, but the R-Class is reasonably well-behaved.