Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

Like its rivals, the E-Class All-Terrain has been designed to be more cosseting and easygoing than the conventional estate on which it’s based, while also providing a smattering of off-road ability.

It’s certainly comfortable on smooth but undulating surfaces, wafting along in a relaxed manner. The same can’t be said for rough urban roads, though; it thumps over bumps and potholes much more than you might expect.