A modified silver 2004 Mercedes Unimog U500
Trucks & SUVs

Why Is It So Hard To Find a Mercedes-Benz Unimog in the US?

The G-Wagon, aka the G-Class, tends to be the model people first think of when you ask about an off-road Mercedes-Benz. However, as capable as it is, in terms of overlanding ability, it plays second-fiddle to another Mercedes-Benz: the Unimog. Still, while Mercedes Unimogs make for excellent campers, trying to find one isn’t easy. But …

Gray 2020 BMW X3 M Competition crossover parked on a racetrack.

These 2021 Luxury Compact SUVs Are Middle of the Pack Says Consumer Reports

The compact luxury SUV class has grown tremendously over the last few years. For 2021, Lexus earns praise for having the most reliable small luxury SUV, and Audi has made some impressive updates to its product lineup. Then there a few models that are mid-ranking.  We’ve made a list of the small luxury SUVs that fall toward the …

A silver 2021 Lexus NX parked on rugged terrain

The Most Reliable 2021 Luxury Compact SUVs According to Consumer Reports

There are plenty of compact SUVs for you to cross-shop. But if you want a more refined experience, it’s worth splurging on a luxury model. The best luxury compact SUVs are elegant, dynamic, and plush. But if you want an exceptionally reliable one, there aren’t as many options. Consumer Reports surveyed the latest small luxury SUVs, and the org …

Some Mercedes-Benz models, such as this 2012 SL, have Mars Red body paint
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Got a Red Mercedes-Benz? You Should Know About This Class-Action Lawsuit Settlement

In the automotive world, the color red is often associated with speed and fun. And although many Mercedes-Benz owners believed their choice of paint color helped make their vehicles sporty standouts, some are now seeing red. In fact, after a class-action lawsuit, the color is spelling disaster for the luxury automaker. Mercedes-Benz’s trouble with Mars …

Raindrops are seen on a silver and blue BMW logo of the hood of a black car on January 5, 2020.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

BMW Has Struggled to Keep Up With Mercedes-Benz Recently

There’s an old saying: Dress Italian, speak French, drive German. Let’s leave couture and language to Vogue and Vanity Fair and focus on why German cars are the worldwide standard for performance and luxury. You could argue that the Brits make the most elegant and refined luxury cars, but nobody ever accused Rolls-Royce (a division …

A dark-green 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLS 63 parked on a paved road with blue sky and mountains in the background
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS Was Held Back by a Confusing Feature

Mercedes-Benz makes some of the most luxurious and comfortable cars on the market, and they’re usually well worth their price tags. However, that might not be the case with the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS. Here’s a look at how a certain confusing feature may be holding the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLS back from greatness.  The 2021 Mercedes-Benz …

A dark-gray metallic Mercedes-Benz GLC luxury crossover SUV on display at Brussels Expo on January 9, 2020, in Brussels, Belgium.
Crossover & Midsize

‘Competent’ 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Gets Burned

When someone or something is considered competent, that’s generally a good thing. But for a luxury automaker, “competent” is a slap in the face. Car and Driver recently called the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC “wholly competent.” Here’s why that’s an insult to this high-end crossover SUV.  The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC is a …

The new S-Class at its world premiere at the "Factory 56"
Sedans & Coupes

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Is Ridiculously More Expensive Than Last Year

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class underwent a complete redesign for 2021 and should reach U.S. dealerships by spring. As usual, the S-Class is packed with the top-of-the-line technology we’ve come to expect from a Benz. However, MotorTrend’s staff wasn’t thrilled by the inflated sticker price. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class has a suggested retail price of $94,250. The …

Doug Demuro with a silver 2004 Mercedes Unimog U500
Trucks & SUVs

Doug Demuro Drives a Mercedes Unimog U500 You Can Buy

The G-Wagon is already one of Mercedes-Benz’s most capable off-roaders. But when it comes to overlanding, even the G-Wagon has to bow to the Mercedes Unimog. Unfortunately, it’s rare that one pops up for sale in the US. However, the 2004 U500 Doug Demuro recently featured in one of his videos isn’t just in the …

The new S-Class Mercedes-Benz passenger car is presented at the new "Factory 56" assembly line at the Mercedes-Benz manufacturing plant
Sedans & Coupes

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Is Home to a Dying Feature

Luxury cars can be very beautiful and decorative. There is one decorative car feature that many buyers probably haven’t given much thought to, and that’s the hood ornament. This ornamental emblem has been vanishing over the years, but the 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class is one place where it can still be found. The disappearance of the …

An image of a Mercedes-Benz GLE450 AMG in an auto show.
Trucks & SUVs

Stolen Mercedes-Benz SUV Found Accidentally in Atlanta

Buying a brand-new Mercedes-Benz GLE 450 is no small feat. With a starting price of around $62,500, this GLE certainly isn’t cheap. However, one owner in Atlanta, unfortunately, had their SUV stolen shortly after taking delivery. According to DJ Hurst via the VinWiki YouTube channel, the SUV was found by accident not long after it …

The Mercedes-Benz logo on the grille of the electric vehicle Mercedes Vision EQS
Hybrids & Electrics

Mercedes-Benz Poised to Steal Tesla’s Thunder With EV ‘Fireworks’

Tesla has set itself apart with its focus on innovation, technology, and green design. While its electric vehicles stand out today, other companies are working to catch up. Mercedes-Benz, for one, is positioning itself to steal Tesla’s thunder with eight new electric vehicles starting in 2022. Here’s a look at the German automaker’s plans. Mercedes-Benz’s …

a new E-class sedan driving on the road
Sedans & Coupes

This 2021 Mercedes-Benz Is the Top Rated New Luxury Sedan

Each year, Edmunds rolls out its Top Rated awards. For the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, this is great news. Check out the Top Rated New Luxury Sedan for the 2021 model year. Why is the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class so great? According to Mercedes-Benz, the E-Class climbed the ranks to become the best-selling model series in the …

A blue 2020 Lexus IS sedan sits in front of two gray buildings.
Sedans & Coupes

Should You Buy a Lexus IS or a Mercedes-Benz CLA?

Competition in the luxury sedan segment is growing increasingly tighter. If you’re in the market for a new car, it can make choosing one a difficult task. And neck-and-neck are the 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA and Lexus IS.  If you’re torn between these two compact luxury cars, check out our breakdown of their pros and cons. …

2021 MINI Countryman powered by X-Raid
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Which Auto Brands Rated Best/Worst Sales Experience?

The JD Power Sales Satisfaction Index is out for 2020. This takes a 1,000-point scale and determines the satisfaction of the sales process based on delivery, dealer personnel, paperwork, dealer website, and other factors. Almost 36,000 buyers were surveyed from January through June of 2020. So it determines which brands rated the best/worst overall sales …

Blue Tesla Model Y's rear hatch, showing rust
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Consumer Reports Survey Says Electric Vehicle Reliability Sucks!

We’ve been told for years that electric vehicles are less complex than gasoline-powered vehicles. That means they should last longer and experience greater reliability. That’s what we have been led to believe. But according to a recent survey electric vehicle reliability sucks.  A reliability survey released by Consumer Reports paints a grim picture of “significant …

2019 Mercedes-Benz CLA
Sedans & Coupes

2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA: Pros and Cons

The Mercedes-Benz CLA didn’t exactly get off to a great start. It was billed as a Mercedes that you could buy for less than $30,000. But as many reviewers pointed out, it really wasn’t a great $30,000 car, much less something you’d consider a true Mercedes. As for the AMG version, well, let’s just say …

A photo of a 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class outdoors.
Sedans & Coupes

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Pros and Cons

Yes, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has just won MotorTrend‘s prestigious Car of the Year award. It was already a great luxury sedan before the 2021 redesign, but apparently, it’s gotten even better following its mid-cycle refresh. So much better, in fact, that it beat out some serious competitors such as the Porsche Taycan and the …

an overland build all starts with a G-wagon like this one proving its off-road prowess in the sand
Trucks & SUVs

Really? A $4,500 G-Wagon?

Yes, we’ve heard the Post Malone song. We know the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagon is a cool SUV. But it’s also out of reach in terms of pricing for most people. While we get that its crazy price tag is part of why people covet this big Mercedes truck, we can’t help but wonder. Is there a …