Take a second and think about all of the people you know well. Mixed in there are sure to be at least a few close pals, perhaps a couple of friendly co-workers and a warm-hearted family member or two. Take another second to think about what each of those people does extremely well. Chances are some of the folks impress with their ability to succeed at most anything, like the athletic uncle with the MBA and beautiful family, while others zero in on one particular skill, such as your buddy the Keg Stand Champion.
The latter approach might work for some people, but in the car world, the prize goes to the ride that ranks “Best” in the most categories, and looks good doing it. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class is not that car, though with truly comfortable seating for up to seven passengers, a new-for-2011 mug and the availability of a clean diesel engine, this luxurious crossover is not without merit. Of course, no vehicle can satisfy every demand, but unfortunately for the R-Class, there are others that come closer.
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class, built in Alabama, goes on sale in August.
Photos courtesy of Mercedes-Benz.