Car Review

2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid: Overview

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 4MATIC
Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
$20,852
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
$155,000
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
$16,873
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz  Luxury
Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz
$23,000
RELATED READING
  • Car Review

    Luxury and safety are two attributes you'd expect from the 2006-2011 Mercedes-Benz M-Class, but economy and performance also make the...
  • CAR ARTICLE

    The third-generation M-class gets new technology, new engines and styling that's distinctively Mercedes.
  • Auto Show

    2009 New York Auto Show German automaker continues to roll out vehicles equipped with advanced technologies, including two hybrids and the E63 AMG ...
See all Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid articles
RESEARCH BY MAKE
Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs
Acura cars, trucks and SUVs Alfa Romeo cars, trucks and SUVs AMC cars, trucks and SUVs Aston Martin cars, trucks and SUVs Audi cars, trucks and SUVs Bentley cars, trucks and SUVs BMW cars, trucks and SUVs Bugatti cars, trucks and SUVs Buick cars, trucks and SUVs Cadillac cars, trucks and SUVs Chevrolet cars, trucks and SUVs Chrysler cars, trucks and SUVs Daewoo cars, trucks and SUVs Datsun cars, trucks and SUVs DeLorean cars, trucks and SUVs Dodge cars, trucks and SUVs Eagle cars, trucks and SUVs Ferrari cars, trucks and SUVs FIAT cars, trucks and SUVs Fisker cars, trucks and SUVs Ford cars, trucks and SUVs Freightliner cars, trucks and SUVs Genesis cars, trucks and SUVs Geo cars, trucks and SUVs GMC cars, trucks and SUVs Honda cars, trucks and SUVs HUMMER cars, trucks and SUVs Hyundai cars, trucks and SUVs INFINITI cars, trucks and SUVs Isuzu cars, trucks and SUVs Jaguar cars, trucks and SUVs Jeep cars, trucks and SUVs Kia cars, trucks and SUVs Lamborghini cars, trucks and SUVs Land Rover cars, trucks and SUVs Lexus cars, trucks and SUVs Lincoln cars, trucks and SUVs Lotus cars, trucks and SUVs Maserati cars, trucks and SUVs Maybach cars, trucks and SUVs Mazda cars, trucks and SUVs McLaren cars, trucks and SUVs Mercedes-Benz cars, trucks and SUVs Mercury cars, trucks and SUVs MINI cars, trucks and SUVs Mitsubishi cars, trucks and SUVs Nissan cars, trucks and SUVs Oldsmobile cars, trucks and SUVs Plymouth cars, trucks and SUVs Pontiac cars, trucks and SUVs Porsche cars, trucks and SUVs RAM cars, trucks and SUVs Rolls-Royce cars, trucks and SUVs Saab cars, trucks and SUVs Saturn cars, trucks and SUVs Scion cars, trucks and SUVs smart cars, trucks and SUVs SRT cars, trucks and SUVs Subaru cars, trucks and SUVs Suzuki cars, trucks and SUVs Tesla cars, trucks and SUVs Toyota cars, trucks and SUVs Volkswagen cars, trucks and SUVs Volvo cars, trucks and SUVs Yugo cars, trucks and SUVs
RESEARCH BY STYLE
AWD/4WD
Commercial
Convertible
Coupe
Hatchback
Hybrid/Electric
Luxury
Sedan
SUV/Crossover
Truck
Van/Minivan
Wagon
ADDITIONAL MODEL INFORMATION

author photo by Doug DeMuro April 2013

Pros: Mercedes' only hybrid SUV; "green" image that comes from hybrid ownership; typical Mercedes-Benz craftsmanship and quality

Cons: Fuel economy similar to cheaper ML350 BlueTEC diesel; far more expensive than gasoline ML350; resale value will reflect its lack of popularity

What's new: The 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid received no major changes in its final model year. The hybrid powertrain didn't return when the M-Class was redesigned for 2012.

Overview:

The Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid was the brand's first attempt at a hybrid SUV. While the second-generation M-Class debuted for the 2006 model year, the ML450 Hybrid was only available in 2010 and 2011. It was sold alongside a similarly efficient diesel model, which arrived for the 2007 model year.

The ML450 Hybrid mated a 275-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 to an 80-hp electric motor. Fuel economy ratings from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were 20 miles per gallon in the city and 24 mpg on the highway. Those numbers only slightly bested the diesel-powered ML350 CDI's 18 mpg city/25 mpg highway fuel ratings. Like the ML350 CDI, but unlike the regular ML350, the ML450 Hybrid was only offered with all-wheel drive.

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid started around $56,500, making it around $5,000 more expensive than the ML350 CDI. It also was around $7,000 pricier than the gas-powered ML350 4Matic. All ML450 Hybrid models used a continuously variable automatic transmission, designed for maximum gas mileage.

RELATED INVENTORY
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 4MATIC
Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz GL-Class
$20,852
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
$155,000
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
$16,873
Saving this vehicle to yourMy Autotrader account
Are you sure you want to delete?
Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz  Luxury
Used 2011 Mercedes-Benz
$23,000
This image is a stock photo and is not an exact representation of any vehicle offered for sale. Advertised vehicles of this model may have styling, trim levels, colors and optional equipment that differ from the stock photo.
2011 Mercedes-Benz ML450 Hybrid: Overview - Autotrader