Auto Review: 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML550 SUV

What gets 13 mpg in the city and 18 mpg on the highway? The 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML550 SUV, and if the Mercedes-Benz name isn’t enough, consider this luxury class SUV is also a high perforrmance  brand that is fun to drive. It is luxury, comfort, and prestige rolled into one.


The engine is a 5.5-liter eight-cylinder DOHC with variable valve timing and four valves per cylinder. For power, she kicks out 382 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 391 pound feet of torque at 2,800 rpm.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML550 SUV features the follow standard features:

  • Front and rear air conditioning
  • Auto on headlights
  • Trip computer
  • Moonroof
  • Privacy glass
  • Illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Brake assist
  • Child safety locks
  • Daytime running lights
  • Hill Descent Control
  • Rear fog lights
  • Theft deterrent system
  • Compact disc changer
  • Compact disc MP3 capability
  • DVD entertainment system
  • Blue Tooth compatibility
  • GPS/Satellite communication
  • Homelink universal transmitter
  • Roof rails

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. There is plenty more here to be proud of.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML550 SUV bills itself as a top-of-the-line safety-conscious vehicle, however, the safety features have yet to be released.

For the $57,590 MSRP, you’ll get a heck of a lot more SUV than you ever bargained for with tons of luxury and performance, plus lots and lots of cargo and passenger volume.