Not quite a station wagon and not quite minivan, the has had a tough time to not only define itself, but also find its niche in the marketplace. With the introduction of the all-new generation, the German automaker seeks to firmly establish the vehicle as a crossover SUV with bold styling and the inclusion of 4Matic all-wheel drive as a standard feature.
Offered with a choice of two powerplants, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz R350 comes with either a 3.5-liter gas V-6 making 268 bhp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque or a 3.5-liter turbodiesel producing 210 bhp and 400 lb.-ft. of torque. The gasoline engine is rated at 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway, while the turbodiesel returns 18 mpg city/24 mpg highway. (Read More)