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

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


Next Step

Schedule Pre-purchase Car Inspection

The most popular service booked by readers of this article is Pre-purchase Car Inspection. YourMechanic’s technicians bring the dealership to you by performing this job at your home or office 7-days a week between 7AM-9PM. We currently cover over 2,000 cities and have 100k+ 5-star reviews... LEARN MORE

SEE PRICING & SCHEDULING

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Recent Pre-purchase Car Inspection reviews

Excellent Rating

(5,189)

Rating Summary
4,847
184
37
38
83
4,847
184
37
38
83

Attila

19 years of experience
906 reviews
Attila
19 years of experience
Cadillac SRX V6-3.6L - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Edison, New Jersey
Attila was great! Very knowledgeable and actually detected a fault during a pre-purchase inspection that would have cost me later.
Lexus ES350 - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Fords, New Jersey
He is very good—offered all the significant details we needed from the inspection. Helped us figure out what needed to be fixed.

Shawn

12 years of experience
285 reviews
Shawn
12 years of experience
Chevrolet Impala V6-3.6L - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Lansdale, Pennsylvania
Shawn was prompt, professional, and delivered the promised service as expected. This was a used vehicle pre-purchase inspection. Shawn also had to drive to multiple locations to perform the inspection, as the address listed that I provided him with was not accurate, but he still made it to the correct location within his time window and completed the inspection.
Toyota Sequoia - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Akron, Pennsylvania
Shawn was very prompt in communicating with me and was good at helping me decide whether to purchase a used car. He help me avoid a car with a repaired rusted frame that could be a danger to my family's safety since we were planning on using the car to tow a travel trailer!

Luis

18 years of experience
320 reviews
Luis
18 years of experience
Honda HR-V L4-1.8L - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Warren, New Jersey
Luis was great. He showed up on time, acted professionally, and gave me confidence with a pre-purchase car inspection.
Acura RDX - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - South Hackensack, New Jersey
Luis did a thorough pre-purchase inspection for me, and found several major issues that made me pass on buying the car. Had I purchased the car, I almost certainly would have ended up paying thousands in repairs down the road. Thanks Luis!

Robert

20 years of experience
1089 reviews
Robert
20 years of experience
Hyundai Elantra L4-2.0L - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Englewood, Colorado
He did a pre-purchase inspection for me. He was knowledgeable and fast, and knew what he was looking for. I really appreciate all the pictures and documentation he took of the state of the car before purchase. He noted potential issues with the car that I wouldn't have been able to notice. Would recommend.
GMC Savana 1500 - Pre-purchase Car Inspection - Golden, Colorado
I trust Robert. He gave me a list and we will take care of it the week of June 29. I will know then that my vehicle is ready for the winter and is safe to drive. I look forward to getting things ready for another winter of careful driving.

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

Related articles

The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're an Uber or Lyft Driver
Are Are you thinking of becoming a driver for Uber or Lyft? That could be an exciting career change – you’ll get to meet a lot of interesting people, and if you love to drive, what better way to spend...
How to Buy a Car
Buying a new car is a major event. For many people a car is the most expensive thing they will buy. Pick the right type of car to suit your needs.
How to Replace a Lost or Stolen Car Title in Hawaii
Once Once your car is paid off, the lender should mail you the physical title to the vehicle. This is proof that you own the car outright. However, many of us don’t take the proper care of that essential document....

Related questions

How do you work the power windows?
Your car is equipped with power windows. This offers much greater convenience and ease of operation over manual windows, but you’ll need to know how the system works to get the most out of it. Thankfully, it’s pretty simple. Here’s...
How do I use the rear side seat belt hooks?
The rear side seat belts can be stored along the door to keep them out of the way when you fold down the rear seats. To do this, simply hook the rear outer seat belts to the hooks below the...
2012 Honda CRV door key turns freely but does not lock or unlock the door
An image of the parts involved can be found at this link (https://parts.sonshonda.com/showAssembly.aspx?ukey_assembly=1123438&ukey_product=8679701). A more complete image of the lock and mechanism is available within the Factory Service Manual but I cannot reproduce that image here. Suffice it to say,...

How can we help?

Our service team is available 7 days a week, Monday - Friday from 6 AM to 5 PM PST, Saturday - Sunday 7 AM - 4 PM PST.

1 (855) 347-2779 · hi@yourmechanic.com