What's the used Mercedes-Benz E Class like?
The Mercedes E-Class is roomy, with generous accommodation for four adults. The transmission tunnel limits legroom for the middle rear passenger, though.
Fit and finish is first rate, although the use of some cheaper plastics detracts from the overall ambience. Occupants are well isolated from wind noise, but road noise becomes noticeable at speed and the smaller diesel engines sound gruff when revved hard.
There's a choice of three suspension set-ups: the SE's is too soft, while the Sport's is too hard, whereas the Avantgarde strikes a good balance between the two. Even then, the car is no match for the class-leading BMW 5 Series.
The boot is usefully square and large at 532 litres, but folding rear seats are available only as an optional extra.