Mercedes-Benz X-Class is pickup truck. Nothing strange about it, because Mercedes does offer vans and trucks. There’s also nothing extraordinary in the fact the X-Class was made in cooperation with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. Sharing components or even entire cars across different brands is nothing new. However whereas Nissan Navara is just a workhorse, I expect more from Mercedes-Benz. Does the X-Class have the X factor?

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Starting price: 37 000 euro
As tested: 53 000 euro

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Comments

    • Johns Corey
      Johns Corey

      This is a pretty ugly truck as far as exterior. The interior is great but for a pickup pretty damn unnecessary and lack practicality.

      This is a strange looking truck overall.

      about 2 days ago
    • I M
      I M

      Basically, you are buying this only for the badge, and very expensive too.

      about 4 months ago
    • Tee NickelPlated357
      Tee NickelPlated357

      This truck looks almost identical to the older generation of the Nissan Titan.

      about 4 months ago
    • Tee NickelPlated357
      Tee NickelPlated357 In reply to Tee NickelPlated357

      +Marek Drives but the Nissan Navarro has the body structure of the older model Nissan Titan.

      about 4 months ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Tee NickelPlated357

      It's pretty much Nissan Navara underneath.

      about 4 months ago
    • Lee Dixon
      Lee Dixon

      Sliding window when you have a dog in the back is my guess. That's what I've bought the truck for.

      about 5 months ago
    • mattbanks1501
      mattbanks1501

      That’s a disappointment. I’d like to see how the fiat pick up compares as it’s basically an L200. Well it is an L200 but looks to have a better more stylish cabin? And ye merc column shift has always been a terrible design! Hilux is the bench mark but I think the navara is next best. Thoughts? I do love to look at a ranger though....

      about 6 months ago
    • Big Boss
      Big Boss

      This is essentially a nissan navara. I was hoping that the would make something on the mb unimog dna or something to rival the toyota landcruiser v8 diesel. Id rather buy the hilux than this nissan.

      about 6 months ago
    • WICKEDLEE LOOPY
      WICKEDLEE LOOPY

      For the price Mercedes is asking , I'm to assume the seats has extremely comfortable car like seats............Well.......Does it?

      Please tell me it's luxurious. I mean comfortable . Not like a navara , much much more comfortable than a navara , because that's what I'm expecting!!!

      about 8 months ago
    • jezebel _
      jezebel _

      Love your review! You make cars interesting to me. The lil' window is for THE DOGS, silly. The workers have enough air out there ;).

      about 9 months ago
    • knives4apro
      knives4apro

      the sliding window is to let the farts out

      about 9 months ago
    • TheSkinheadlad
      TheSkinheadlad

      Everybody is looking for something to redeem this car ... so let me say it, its a very bad attempt at a pick up simple as that

      about 9 months ago
    • Dave Whitla
      Dave Whitla

      I suspect the sliding window allows skis to be carried inside when you have a canopy on the rear. Its a guess. Of course unless you are exceptionally tall a pair of skis should really fit in the tray. Maybe they thought it would allow unobstructed use of the centre rearview mirror when the unheated rear window ices over and the reversing camera is covered in mud :)

      about 9 months ago
    • Cody Wild
      Cody Wild

      You sound like a German who has learnt English in England but lived in America.

      about 9 months ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Cody Wild

      You couldn't be further from the truth. I'm Polish, and I learnt English surrounded by Lebanese :)

      about 9 months ago
    • Miguel De Moya
      Miguel De Moya

      This truck must seen very pointless in Europe,but take a look at the markets Mercedes selected at launch and then it makes sense. This truck would be a perfect luxury vehicle and top of the range in South America, Africa and Australia, pickup trucks like this one are used for everything: police cars, work vehicles, camper trucks, towing rig and of course, luxury sedans. Their versatility is why these places are filled to the brim with Toyota Hiluesx, VW Amaroks, Ford Rangers, Nissan Navaras and Mitsubishi L200s.

      about 9 months ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Miguel De Moya

      Totally agree, but I'm reviewing this car in Europe, where (as you said) it makes no sense whatsoever. Especially since it offers little more, than Mercedes badge.

      about 9 months ago
    • Volvo Cub
      Volvo Cub

      ALL THAT $$$ and you have to use a STICK to hold open the hood? No not good at all....

      about 9 months ago
    • Johan Kriek
      Johan Kriek

      THIS IS NOTHING MORE THAN A FANCY, OVER-PRICED DATSUN!!! Any person willing to pay this idiotic price for a Renault / Nissan with a Mercedes badge is a nut case!!!

      about 10 months ago
    • Argowal
      Argowal

      Mercedes dropped the ball, they should have made a true luxury pick-up, like one based on the g wagon, something unique to the brand, and not this me too thing.

      about 11 months ago
    • seattlemercedesspotter
      seattlemercedesspotter In reply to Argowal

      Argowal yeah or do what Honda did and base it of the GLS

      about 10 months ago
    • Joe Halsey
      Joe Halsey

      My navara has it in australia its great on the hot days i can leave it open as well with the sun roof and helps with the heat as well its good with my dog

      about 11 months ago
    • Nuno Rosario
      Nuno Rosario

      The sliding window is to have access to stuff inside the rear canopy. About 20 years ago cars in South Africa and Australia had hard canopies as accessories that would be open to the cabin.

      about 11 months ago
    • Bacnow
      Bacnow

      That sliding rear window has served me well! In the US, most truck owners tend to own detached homes. Most of us want to maximize the utility of these vehicles to handle towing, hauling, off-road activities and work! These pass-thru windows come in handy when attempting to transport 2x4s, 2x6s, 2x8s, etc.... That are too long (10'&12'ft) for most short bed trucks! I won't even look at a truck if it lacks this feature!

      about 11 months ago
    • Bacnow
      Bacnow In reply to Bacnow

      I

      about 11 months ago
    • Rahar Gaming
      Rahar Gaming

      The sliding windows is there so you can shoot people who are tailgating you. That way you don't break your window.
      I guess it's something for the US market and rusia, not so for you Europeans :-)

      about 11 months ago
    • Adam Adam
      Adam Adam

      Thanks always I like ur reviews well done I'm own one nissan navara st-x 2015 look same x class.. but I don't about the engine it's good or no

      about 11 months ago
    • Tha Lexus Specialist
      Tha Lexus Specialist

      Still a Nissan 😂😂😂😭💀

      about 11 months ago
    • Ramūnas Gudauskas
      Ramūnas Gudauskas

      The back window is to pass the alcohol for your buddies sitting in the pickup cargo area after a hard day in the farm

      about 11 months ago
    • Brandon Lee Bardsley
      Brandon Lee Bardsley

      Disappointed in the quality of the interior, I expected it to be similar to that of the V-Class..

      about 11 months ago
    • Marek Drives
      Marek Drives In reply to Brandon Lee Bardsley

      Not even close :( More like Vito.

      about 11 months ago
    • Vadym Pyatko
      Vadym Pyatko

      Sliding rear window b'cose Ford T150 have. I think pick ups in Europe only used somewhere in industries- like a port area, may be in mining, definately not im private use///=.....Noticed Mercedes try to expand himselve for pickup and Peugeot Partner\Citroen Berlingo soil, but unsucessful.....

      about 11 months ago
    • just a bagel
      just a bagel In reply to Vadym Pyatko

      the t150 is toyota

      about 11 months ago
    • Huw Williams
      Huw Williams

      Just noticed that the test truck has no mudflaps. These are essential on pickups, they really are. They are also standard fit on many other pickups, such as the Ford Ranger and the whole Nissan Navara range. So Mercedes charge about 30% more than Nissan for the badge and dashboard, yet have the cheek to charge extra again for flaps, the load liner and the fourth and fifth year warranty, again standard on Navara.  Let me think about that for a minute……………. Hmm! Not impressed!
      The interior storage, as you mention, is essential for this class of vehicle. I need a place for my phone, animal medicines and vaccines, syringes and needles for the same, paper records for the above and breeding records, head torches and wiping clothes and gloves for dirty hands. Here there is surprisingly little thought or provision for storage that I expect and get with my Ford Ranger.
      Did you have a look at the chassis and running gear? Did you notice the trailing arms on the rear axle? Made out of paper thin pressed steel.  The chassis rails themselves? Typically Nissan and peppered with big holes around the rear wheel arch area especially in order to let dirt and salty moisture inside the box sections in order to rust them out for a finite and relatively short life. You don't get that with a HiLux, believe me. 
      As you probably know, the previous model Navara is notorious for chassis that break in half just behind the double-cab. They rust terribly and the chassis is not particularly rigid, the combination of which causes total failures at between six and ten years of age. Nissan have been buying failed ones back with quite a generous allowance plus 20% off new ones in the UK, fair play to them. I doubt whether Mercedes would be so fair, but that is just my suspicion having dealt with them previously.

      about 11 months ago
    • pete9b
      pete9b

      Great video Marek. 👍🏻

      about 11 months ago
    • xennex
      xennex

      Sliding window is for your crews amusement, they can fly kites on lines or blow soap bubbles but only when you allow it, therefore it's electric..

      about 11 months ago
    • gjmob
      gjmob

      Why Mercedes didn't start with a clean slate, I will never know. It will effect sales of Proper Mercedes ute, if they ever build one and this one will be worth the same as a Navarra, on the second hand market.

      about 11 months ago
    • UTE TV
      UTE TV

      Significant error of judgement by Daimler executive team. Big pickups are the US makers domain and small are best done by the Japanese. A German-French-dual Japanese effort like the X-Klasse should be avoided for some time (at least until next upgrade).

      about 11 months ago
    • UTE TV
      UTE TV In reply to UTE TV

      Chassis failures (Nissan Spain), engine complexity twin spool twin turbo to avoid emissions problems for performance won't last long in the commercial environment where reliability and maintenance costs/depreciation are the overwhelming decision factors rather than a 3 point star. For the private user who thinks it's a status symbol or brain dead thinking it's a pure MB product aligned tot he quality from the 90s and earlier they won't know the difference. It's a Euro scentric model that MB problem hinks it can sell anywhere due to it's reputation

      about 11 months ago
    • Huw Williams
      Huw Williams In reply to UTE TV

      Why? Its a well proven Nissan underneath with superior Renault engines that have been well proven in many thousands of their vans. Its not big by American standards either and probably will never sell there because it is too small.

      about 11 months ago