Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

With a starting price north of £60,000, the E-Class All-Terrain is considerably more expensive than its rivals from Audi and Volvo. It’s worth noting, though, that you get a lot of equipment for your money, including keyless entry and start, a tow bar, heated front seats and DAB radio.

Company car choosers may be disappointed that there is no four-cylinder diesel option with low CO2 emissions. The sole six-cylinder diesel emits 168g/km – more than most of the engines offered in the rival Audi A6 Allroad and Volvo V90 Cross Country.


The Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain is practical, surprisingly capable off road and has one of the best diesel engines around. It’s just a shame it’s so expensive.

  • Smooth and strong engine
  • Huge boot
  • Very well equipped
  • Expensive
  • No tax-friendly engine
  • Can thump over potholes