Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate review

Category: Estate car

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:diesel/plugin elec hybrid, petrol, diesel
Available colours:
Mercedes E-Class Estate front tracking
Add to shortlist
  • Mercedes E-Class Estate front tracking
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate rear tracking shot
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate RHD dashboard
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate rear seat
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate infotainment
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate front right tracking shot
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate front right tracking
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
  • Mercedes E-Class Estate front tracking
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate rear tracking shot
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate RHD dashboard
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate rear seat
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate infotainment
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate front right tracking shot
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate front right tracking
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate
RRP £40,870What Car? Target Price from£30,997

Introduction

What Car? says...

For more than half a century now, Mercedes has been skilfully blending luxury and space in a large estate model that proudly wears that prestigious three-pointed star. In fact, there have been five generations so far, of which four have been dubbed, in one way or another, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate.

And in so doing, it set a trend – one that left other premium producers floundering for years until Audi finally evened up the score with its estates, such as today’s A6 Avant, and BMW with its 5 Series Touring. The premium estate market isn't exclusive German domain, though – the Swedish Volvo V90 is another formidable rival.

Aside from mentioning the latest model's still-desirable predecessor, that’s the history lesson done and dusted. Now let’s focus on how good the current E-Class Estate is; after all, tradition is all well and dandy, but here at What Car? it’s overridden, as always, by sound objectivity.

Watch the next video

The E-Class Estate is available with an impressive lineup of engines – ranging from frugal diesels and tax-busting plug-in hybrids, all the way up to fire-breathing, hardcore performance-focused AMG models.

It promises plenty of space for passengers and their luggage, a luxurious, tech-laden interior and, if you pick the right engine, hopefully some reasonable running costs.

The E-Class saloon tells us that the estate should have plenty going for it, but is it the best luxury wagon you can buy, and, if so, which engines and trims make the most sense? Read on and we’ll tell you all you need to know.

And if you've got your eye on an E-Class, don't forget to check out the best deals in our New Car Buying section.

At a glance

Number of trims7 see more
Available fuel typesdiesel/plugin elec hybrid, petrol, diesel
MPG range across all versions188.3 - 47.1
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / No mileage cap

How much is it?

Also consider

Mercedes-Benz CLA Shooting Brake

2019 - present

The Mercedes CLA Shooting Brake is great to look at, but rival...

Audi A4 Avant

2019 - present

Superb quality, comfort and refinement, but plenty of similarl...

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

2017 - present

Worth considering if you need a practical car with the ability...

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate

2018 - present

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate is well equipped and has a pl...