It’s very easy to get comfortable behind the wheel of the E-Class All-Terrain, because it’s basically the same as the E-Class Estate and saloon. The electrically adjustable driver’s seat has enough movement to satisfy both short and tall drivers, while the steering wheel also moves up and down, as well as in and out electrically.
Perceived quality is for the most part good. That said, look a little closer and in places the materials aren’t as solid as you might expect. But it certainly looks very modern, especially with its standard dual-12.3in screens that appear as one long display, containing the digital instruments and the infotainment display. This setup is especially good in the All-Terrain, because you also get multiple camera angles to help with reversing and towing – including a bespoke view to help you hitch up a trailer.
A rotary controller and touchpad between the seats control the infotainment screen. It’s the best Mercedes system yet and allows you to alter its look according to three pre-set themes, but is still beaten by BMW’s excellent iDrive set-up for both ease of use and graphical slickness.