A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid

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The 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid is Mercedes' first hybrid SUV. It can perform light off-roading tasks while still being able to tow a good amount of weight. It has excellent fuel economy and drives just like the Mercedes-Benz M-Class vehicles. The ML450 can handle curvy roads, steep hills, and have room enough for a family of four. In addition, it handles very well in a variety of weather conditions, even snow. If you are looking for an all-around Hybrid SUV, the ML450 is the one for you.

Key Features

The ML450 comes with a 3.5 liter V6 engine and an 80 hp electrical motor for a combined 163 hp. The fuel economy is rated at 20 mpg for city driving and 24 mpg while driving on the highway. These fuel economy numbers are better than the diesel powered ML350 CDIs. The ML450 has all-wheel drive and comes standard with cruise control, adjustable leather steering wheel, power liftgate, keyless entry, trip computer, and heated mirrors.

Furthermore, standard safety features include driver airbag, side airbag, passenger airbag, rear body airbag, side head airbag, and rear headrest. Four-wheel ABS brakes also come standard on this vehicle.

Changes for 2011

Mercedes only made this model for two years, 2010 and 2011. There are no new changes for the 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid as this is the last year Mercedes made this vehicle.

What We Like

The ML450 is a reliable vehicle that offers good fuel economy for every day driving. The interior feels luxurious while still offering lots of features. The eight speaker sound system sounds amazing when going down the road and the push button start is very convenient. In addition, it is an attractive looking vehicle that will turn heads while you are driving down the road.

What Concerns Us

While it does have lots of features, others in its class come with even more options while costing less. The brake on the vehicle feels off as well and the suspension is not as sporty as its competitors. If you are looking for a luxury SUV with some sport, the ML450 may not be for you.

Available Models

The Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid is the only model.

Major Recalls

There are no recalls for the 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid.

Common Issues

Common consumer complaints include the navigation search function not accurate, driver’s seat uncomfortable, price a little high, and the seats are uncomfortable.

Mercedes Benz ML450 Hybrid 2012 Interior


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