The key features of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E class station wagon are obvious: It’s practical, beautiful, rare, luxurious, and elegant. This lovely long-roof makes it a choice on our Editors Choice list. The E-class wagon has a masculine new look thanks to borrowing styling elements from Mercedes’ SUV range and an adjustable air suspension that improves off-road performance. The E-class is still a luxurious luxury station wagon. Its spacious cabin, rich features and many driver-assistance system make it one the best-equipped. You are looking for something more practical? The Mercedes-AMG E63S station wagon is a 603-hp Mercedes-AMG E63S.
What’s new for 2021?
The E-class wagon gets a new exterior design for 2021, and transforms into the rugged-looking E-class all-terrain. This semi-SUV replaces the stately station wagon. It has an adjustable air suspension which can raise the vehicle to a higher riding height for better ground clearance. It now competes with Volvo’s V90 Cross Country wagon. The E-class wagon’s interior also gets an update. It now has a new steering wheel and Mercedes’s MBUX infotainment software. The E-class’s driver-assistance features have been updated with new technology. This is expected to enhance the user’s experience. The twin-turbocharged V-6 from last year has been replaced by a turbocharged 3.0-liter Inline-six, assisted by a 48-volt hybrid.
Pricing and Which One To Buy
The E450 All-Terrain has only one trim, but there are many options and packages that will increase the luxury. The wagon’s price can quickly spiral out of control if you’re not careful. However, we recommend spending on the premium package, which includes the Driver Assistance package and massaging front seats.
Engine, Transmission, & Performance
The E-class All-Terrain comes with one engine, a turbocharged 3.0-liter Inline-Six that produces 362 horsepower and is assisted via a 48-volt hybrid. All-wheel drive is standard. It took just 4.4 seconds to reach 60 mph at our test track. We expected the E450 All Terrain to offer similar ride and handling characteristics to the E450 wagon. However, the wagon’s handling has been affected by the increased ride height and four-corner air suspension. The road bumps are now more prominent than ever before, and overall it seems that the on-road refinement has fallen behind.
Fuel Economy and Real World MPG
The EPA estimates that the 2021 E class wagon’s fuel economy is 22 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The E450 All Terrain was 29mpg in our 75-mph highway fuel efficiency test.
Interior, Comfort, & Cargo
The E-class wagon’s luxurious interior offers ample space for passengers and cargo. There are also a few surprises such as a third-row seat that can be towed behind the driver and an optional diffuser that can emit a Benz-specific scent. The cabin materials and fit are impeccable. You can choose from five interior colors and five different wood trims: simulated leather, glossy or open-pore. The base seat covers are made of a convincing simulated leather. A long-roof E-class wagon has ample cargo space. This is in addition to its attractive good looks. We were able to fit 24 carry-on bags inside the wagon, even with its rear seats folded. This is a good example of how practical a station wagon can be compared to a crossover SUV. The interior cubby storage in this segment is not very good, and the bin underneath the cargo floor is too small to be much use.
Connectivity and Infotainment
The Mercedes-Benz E-class wagon showcases technology with a large-screen infotainment screen, standard navigation and lots of connectivity. The MBUX infotainment interface, which is high-resolution and displays on a 12.3-inch display that sits above the four climate-control vents, is hidden in the dashboard. Bluetooth phone and audio streaming, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth phone and USB connectivity, and real-time traffic and weather updates are all standard. A rotary knob controls the system, with a touchpad attached to it.