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Mercedes-Benz R-Class Fuel Economy Data

4dr SUV turbocharged 215hp 3.0L V6 Diesel 7-sp shiftable automatic AWD

flat, hilly, or mountainousLand driving style: very light to "lead foot"Foot A/C use: none to heavyA/C constant stop and goTraf % many stops per mileCity % stop every mile or twoSub % fairly steady speedHwy % Hwy Spd MPG
hills med hvy 0 0 90 10 65 19.000
hills med none 0 0 90 10 65 19.500
mtns light none 0 0 0 100 80 18.000
flat light none 0 0 0 100 75 26.500

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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2009 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Pleasantly surprised by first tankful. 16.2 mpg in the city. Mostly used "comfort" setting which starts out in 2nd gear and shifts early. With this nonaggressive profile, city driving economy is improved. Premium gives better gas mileage than regular (about 5% on comparable tankfuls). On Comfort setting, no difference in performance is noted. see full Mercedes-Benz R-Class review
2008 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
It easily gets to 20 mpg on highway. About 18 on mixed driving see full Mercedes-Benz R-Class review
2007 4dr SUV turbocharged 215hp 3.0L V6 Diesel
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Excellent fuel economy with the diesel, especially when driven gently. Also amazing power at the same time see full Mercedes-Benz R-Class review
2007 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
15mpg city....25 mpg highway....combined is around 17-18 mpg. Not bad considering how heavy this car is. Of course i am very light to the pedal trying to keep my mpg high. Gas is too expensive nowadays so if i don't need to be fast, i am keeping it steady. see full Mercedes-Benz R-Class review
2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2007 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
15 mpg average. Not good see full Mercedes-Benz R-Class review
2007 4dr SUV 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Pretty poor for a 3.5L. see full Mercedes-Benz R-Class review
2007 4dr SUV 302-horsepower 5.0L V8
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
F-E is poor because of the weight to power ratio. The vehicle is heavy. With the available power, it is easy to drive faster and to maneuver through slower traffic. Frequent acceleration results in lower gas mileage. see full Mercedes-Benz R-Class review
 

2008 Mercedes-Benz R-Class Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Mercedes-Benz R-Class's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.