For The E-Class Estate is bigger and more practical than most rival executive wagons. It has a range of potent engines and lots of safety kit.
Against Some of the interior plastics are a wee bit disappointing. It's pricey and the controls are fiddly.
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As estate cars go, they don’t come much bigger than the Mercedes E-Class Estate. It’s a little disappointing in other areas, but there’s no arguing with the space on offer.
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There are 11 Mercedes-Benz E-Class versions available
Target Price team says:
The Mercedes E-Class is one of the most practical estates you can buy, with a huge, well-shaped boot and several thoughtful touches that make life that little bit easier.
Each version comes on a different suspension set-up, which changes the car’s character. The SE’s soft suspension is comfy, but the handling is a little soggy. AMG Sport models are firmer, while the models with air suspension are terrific, but pricey.
There’s a wide range of engines to choose from, too, but we reckon the E350 CDI diesel is the pick of the range because it’s smooth and strong, and averages over 45mpg. True, the E220 CDI, E250 CDI and E300 Hybrid models are even more efficient, but they sound far too grumbly, which ruins the car’s refinement.
Reader test team says:
I bought a new E350 Estate in January 2014. The front passenger and driver's seat are by far the most uncomfortable in any car I have ever…
I have now owned this particular 2013 (63) model for 6 months covering 5500 miles. My average fuel consumption since delivery is 37mpg with a mix of…
My vehicle is 2012 model with performance pack giving 555 BHP. Having owned an E320 CDI and then a E350 CDI this car is superb to drive. Difficult to…
The other reviews posted here (below) all seem to be for the old model E-Class estate. I bought mine new in May 2013 and it is the current model. I've…