Mercedes X-Class Is Enjoyable To Drive, But A Bit Of A Letdown Inside

By taking the platform of the Nissan Navara and adding their own styling and other upscale features, Mercedes-Benz claims to have invented the premium pickup truck with the X-Class.

Mercedes‘ truck incorporates the brand’s latest design language while making a few changes under the skin and adding a more luxurious interior (for what is essentially a workhorse).

However, take a closer look at some of its features, and you’ll be disappointed. For starters, CarBuyer notes that the key fob may have the three-pointed star logo on it, but it’s identical to the one of the Navara. Next, some of the plastics inside are of poor quality, and this makes it less appealing.

Also Read: First Drive: Is The New X-Class A True Mercedes Of Pickup Trucks?

On the positive side, the Mercedes-Benz X-Class has plenty of storage spaces, good equipment levels, sufficient legroom and headroom at the back, and one of the biggest beds in the segment.

Take it for a spin and you’ll instantly notice the superior sound deadening, which keeps most of the tire, wind and engine noises out of the cabin. On the road, it’s said be ‘enjoyable’, the steering is quite responsive for a pickup truck and thanks to the Navara’s ladder-on-frame chassis, the X-Class is a good off-roader, too.

Still, even with the punchiest 2.3-liter diesel powering it, the X-Class feels underpowered. Therefore, one might be better off with the new V6 diesel, though this option bumps the price up a bit.

But what else should a potential client know about Merc’s pickup truck? Let’s scroll down and see the review.

 

  • Victor Ferreira

    The interior was the part that scared me about this truck. With this badge and the pretenses it has (appealing to the typical truck buyer now, not fleets), carrying the three-pointed star badge should have meant quality materials all around, and no (seemingly) cut corners. But the reality is that the X-Class is no nicer than an Amarok. In fact, the Amarok might even be nicer. Which defeats the purpose entirely.

    Hopefully though it’ll do well, and we’ll see them dwell deeper into the second iteration of it, if there ever is one.

  • Dude

    Yeah, Nissans can be like that at times.

  • Leonidas Matos

    Very smart of mercedes !! Nissan is been building excellent quality trucks for long time !!!

  • Leonidas Matos

    Nissan is a better truck quality than the american brand

    • Dude

      Dude, even you have to question what you just said. Pleeeezzzzeee!

  • Andrew Riles

    I’m starting to think MB should have offered it as a V6 only range, given its heavier than the Navara and therefore slower….

  • Big Black Duck

    i hate this truck…so i am sure it will sell well …. lol…IMO design should have been inspired by the G class

  • Big Black Duck

    Considering their relationship with chrysler in the past..dodge could have easily provided the frame…

    • Matt

      That relationship went sour..,

  • Matt

    It’s much smaller than those platforms, plus Mercedes has no affiliation with the Big 3. Makes no sense at all.

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