Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet review

Category: Convertible

Section: Costs & verdict

Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 interior infotainment
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 front cornering
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 rear cornering
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 interior dashboard
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 interior rear seats
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 interior infotainment
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 front right static
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 front right tracking
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 left tracking
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 rear cornering
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 front cornering
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 roof closing detail
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 headlight detail
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 rear light detail
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 badge detail
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 interior front seats
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 interior driver display
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 interior front seat detail
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 boot open
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 front cornering
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 rear cornering
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 interior dashboard
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 interior rear seats
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 interior infotainment
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 front right static
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 front right tracking
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 left tracking
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 rear cornering
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 front cornering
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 roof closing detail
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 headlight detail
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 rear light detail
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 badge detail
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 interior front seats
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 interior driver display
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 interior front seat detail
  • Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet 2021 boot open
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Costs & verdict

Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is

The Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet’s pricing makes it feel like something of an oddity. In some ways, it’s actually quite decent value, because the entry level models only cost a few thousand pounds more than the equivalent Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet, which is a smaller car with less space and a less swanky interior, and its rivals.

That said, as you move up the range into the six-cylinder, four-wheel drive cars, the prices rise exorbitantly, so you’re better off sticking with one of the four-cylinder engines. And of those, we’d stick with the E220d, partly because it provides all the performance most E-Class Cabriolet drivers will ever need, but mostly because it’s the most frugal option by far, and its carbon dioxide emissions render it the cheapest to tax.

Overview

The Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet is no sports car, but it is a superb open-top cruiser that specialises in comfort and splendid isolation

  • Beautiful interior
  • Comfortable ride
  • Quiet with the hood up or down
  • Feels heavy in corners
  • Limited steering feel
  • Poorly shaped boot