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.
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.