Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Universal garage door opener
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.70
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer
Interior Wood-tone accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights: security approach lamps · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, integrated turn signals, heated
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Roof rack color: black
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: cloth
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Telematics Telematics system
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $38,670 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 3.7L 232 hp V6
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
17MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$38,670
Invoice$35,294

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
17MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsStandard
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

3.7L 232 hp V6
Power 232 hp @ 5,750 RPM
Torque 254 lb-ft @ 3,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom40.3 in
Back Legroom38 in
Wheelbase111 in
Length182.6 in
Width72.4 in
Height71.7 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume34.7 cu ft
Standard Payload1,781 lbs
Maximum Payload1,781 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Adds to ML 350 4MATIC:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Cassette · Single disc in-Dash CD · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Shift knob trim: wood · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable · Universal garage door opener
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.70
Instrumentation Clock · Tachometer · Trip odometer
Interior Wood-tone accents
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights: security approach lamps · Front fog lights · Headlights: Auto on/off
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, auto-dimming, integrated turn signals, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Power adjustments
Rear Seats Type: split-bench
Roof Roof rack color: black
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: leather
Security Anti-theft alarm system · Power door locks
Stability and Traction Hill Descent Control · Stability control · Traction control
Telematics Navigation system · Telematics system
Tires and Rims 17 Inch Wheels · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger · Rear wiper
Price $47,120 MSRP
Body Style Crossover
Engine 5.0L 288 hp V8
Seating 7
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
16MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$47,120
Invoice$43,152

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
5-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
16MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsStandard
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsStandard
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player, CD Player

Engine

5.0L 288 hp V8
Power 288 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 325 lb-ft @ 2,700 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating7 seats
Fuel Tank Volume22 gal
Front Legroom40.3 in
Back Legroom38 in
Wheelbase111 in
Length182.6 in
Width72.4 in
Height71.7 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume34.7 cu ft
Standard Payload1,726 lbs
Maximum Payload1,726 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
The 2004 Mercedes-Benz ML500 was virtually unchanged from the previous year's model. One of two vehicles in the automaker's M-Class (the other being the ML350), the 2004 ML500 still off... Read More
The 2004 Mercedes-Benz ML500 was virtually unchanged from the previous year's model. One of two vehicles in the automaker's M-Class (the other being the ML350), the 2004 ML500 still offered drivers a lot of features and options for the price. The standard package started with a 5.0-liter, 288-hp V8 engine linked to a five-speed automatic transmission with Touch Shift, which enabled the driver to manually upshift or downshift by holding the shift lever to the left or right.
To that, Mercedes added such features as a DVD-based GPS navigation system, a traction control with a "crawl" mode for ascents or descents in slippery conditions at slow speeds, eight airbags (including front, side, and curtain-style head-protection bags), a climate control system with an electrostatic dust filter, heated eight-way power front seats, leather upholstery, burl walnut trim, velour carpeting, and electronic cruise control.
In addition, a number of upgrade packages were available, including a Comfort Package that added memory front seats, power folding mirrors, and rain-sensing wipers; and an Inspiration Edition that added leather sports seats, poplar wood trim, six-spoke wheels, and a silver-colored grille.
Overall, drivers liked the vehicle's power, styling, safety features, and luxury amenities, though some noted that the vehicle continued to be plagued by quality and reliability issues, and that some parts, such as tires and brakes, required frequent replacement. "Wobbling" and alignment issues at relatively low mileage were also noted by some drivers.