Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain

Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain review

Cost & verdict
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Cost & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

With a starting price of north of £58,000, the E-Class All-Terrain is considerably more expensive than its rivals from Volvo and Audi. It’s worth noting, though, that you do get a lot of equipment for your money. Keyless entry and start, a powered tailgate, a tow bar, heated front seats and parking assistance are all standard.

Company car choosers may be disappointed that there is no four-cylinder diesel option with low CO2 emissions. The sole V6 diesel emits 179g/km – more than the diesel options you’ll find in the rival Audi A6 and Volvo V90 Cross Country.

For private buyers, the E-Class’s relatively slow depreciation will be a big draw, but be prepared to pay out more on servicing than you would for an Audi A6 or a BMW 5 Series.

Euro NCAP hasn’t tested the E-Class All-Terrain but the E-Class Saloon achieved five stars with good scores in all categories, including 95% Adult Occupant protection. Lots of safety kit is on hand to prevent you from having a shunt or keep you safe if an accident proves unavoidable.

Automatic emergency braking is standard across the range, as are seven airbags and an active bonnet to help protect pedestrians. The only option you can choose is a driving assistance package, which brings Mercedes’ Drive Pilot semi-autonomous system alongside blind spot and lane-keeping assistance.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain
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Verdict

The Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain is practical, with a surprising amount of off-road ability. Prices could be a worry, though

  • Comfortable ride
  • Huge boot
  • Well equipped
  • Engine unrefined
  • Expensive
  • Vague steering
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