Great Car but............
I really like this car, It has that rock solid German feel and is an effortless highway cruiser. The seats are very comfortable and supportive and with the power tilt and telescopic wheel it's very east to find a comfortable driving position. Long drives aren't a problem from a fatigue point of view and that's good because the range on a tank of fuel is over 1000 kms The diesel is quiet, smoke/smell free and has gobs of torque. The fuel economy is about 35% better than the Cadillac SRX 3.6 V6 it replaced (8.8 highway and around 11.2-11.5 city)
The interior is well put together and has excellent fit and finish. Some might find it a little austere but that's a trait of German cars and one I prefer. The only downside is that I find the standard "Artico Leather" (MB speak for Vinyl) upholstery in be a little rubbery and out of place in a $60K+ vehicle.
Now the not so good....It appears Mercedes still hasn't gotten a handle on the reliability problems that have plagued the brand in recent years. I've had six warranty repairs in the first 15 months of ownership and while most have been electronic/computer problems requiring a sensor replacement or software update I was towed in once after an oil leak contaminated the serpentine belt causing it to break. I still have an unresolved problem with the climate control system that causes heavy condensation on the outside of the windshield on humid days in the summer.
While I like this car reliability concerns and the cost of post warranty MB parts and service will probably prevent me from keeping it after the warranty is up. Would I buy another one?.. undecided but leaning towards "no" at this point.