Mercedes V-Class Review

The Mercedes V-Class is a premium MPV with a big boot and a vast cabin that’s decked out with loads of posh trim. But it’s more expensive than many equally large people carriers.

6/10
Wowscore

This score is awarded by our team of expert reviewers after extensive testing of the car

What's good

  • Classy cabin
  • Flexible seating
  • Economical running costs

What's not so good

  • Quite expensive
  • Noisy diesel engine
  • Some safety kit costs extra

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Overall verdict

The Mercedes V-Class is a premium MPV with a posh interior that comes with up to eight seats. It costs more than the likes of a Citroen SpaceTourer and Toyota Proace Verso but has a more upmarket cabin and elegant looks.

From the front – and perhaps from some distance away – you could mistake the Mercedes V-Class for a high-riding SUV thanks to its broad grille, sweeping headlights and creased bonnet.

Step around the side, however, and you’ll be in no doubt this is a whopping great MPV. It’s much larger than most seven-seat SUVs and comes with a higher roof and rear doors that slide rather than swing open. These all help make it dead easy for passengers to climb in.

Speaking of passengers, you can carry as many as eight people in the V-Class. Or, if you fancy hauling just two passengers you can have a pair of uber-luxurious back seats fitted instead.

Even in eight-seat mode, there’s space for very tall adults to get comfy and there are masses of space in the boot, too. Things are nice and roomy in the front seats and the V-Class’ dashboard looks much fancier than what you get in a SpaceTourer or Proace Verso.

For starters, there are loads of soft plastics, metal air vents and an infotainment screen borrowed from the C-Class saloon. It looks nice and sharp and it’s easier to use than the systems you get in other big MPVs, too.

If you need to transport seven friends in luxury and can’t quite stretch to a limo, the Mercedes V-Class is just the ticket. It’s one of the biggest and most luxurious MPVs on sale.

Mat Watson
carwow expert

For starters, there are loads of soft plastics, metal air vents and an infotainment screen borrowed from the C-Class saloon. It looks nice and sharp and it’s easier to use than the systems you get in other big MPVs, too.

The Mercedes V-Class is also pretty easy to drive. You sit up high so you get a good view out and the light steering and standard automatic gearbox help make it relatively stress-free to manoeuvre in town – considering how big it is, anyway. It even comes with a system that’ll seek out parking spaces and steer into them automatically.

The suspension does a decent job ironing out bumps and potholes, too, and the V-Class isn’t too noisy on motorways. The diesel engine is quite rattly when you accelerate hard, but it’s no noisier than the engines in most diesel-powered alternatives. Besides, it settles down at speed and returns decent fuel economy – perfect if you do lots of long motorway journeys.

If you spend a lot of time behind the wheel, you’ll want to consider the optional Driving Assistance pack – this adds lane-keeping assistance, blind-spot warning and adaptive cruise control to help keep you safe.

Just bear in mind that this does bump up the price of the already quite expensive Mercedes V-Class. So, if this sounds like your ideal MPV, make sure you check out our Mercedes V-Class deals to see how much you can save on one.

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