2017 Mercedes-Benz E-class Wagon – For its prowess in both hauling and handling, the stop wagon is often our choice over SUVs and crossovers. For luxury, Mercedes-Benz is hard to beat. Enter the E-class wagon: the best combo of both. Power by a solid twin-turbo V-6 with standard all-wheel drive, the E-class wagon isn’t just quick, it’s also ready for most anything Mother Nature can put at it. Its posh interior coddles occupants and every one of the most sought-after technology features, including a massive 12.3-inch infotainment display and an available semi-autonomous driving mode. Yes, it’s high priced, but you get what you purchase: an extremely capable, well-equipped, superbly designed place wagon. It doesn’t get much better than that, which is why we known as it to your set of 10Best Automobiles for 2018.
The E-class wagon is all new for 2017, riding high on the success and critical acclaim of the all-new E-class sedan that was released weeks before it. Unlike its sedan counterpart, which launched with a turbocharged inline-four, the E-class wagon is powered by a 329-horsepower twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 and would wear the E400 badge proudly on its shapely backside. It also has a rear-facing stowable third row of chairs (suitable only for children; trust us, we tried it), which is a throwback to place wagons of yore in addition to a unique feature in this section.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-class Wagon Specs
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-class Wagon twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 makes 329 horse power and offers it in a pleasingly easy way. A hearty burble under heavy throttle is the only real audible clue to its performance potential, and its acceleration in our tests was swifter than all competitors in this matchup. The nine-speed programmed changes gears imperceptibly when established to its Comfort mode; swap the drive-mode selector to Sport and it manages quicker shifts. Progress to Sport+ and the transmission’s normally clean actions are abandoned and only abrupt gearchanges wholly uncharacteristic for such a relatively family-friendly conveyance.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-class Wagon Exterior
Followers of wagons will be delighted that Mercedes-Benz resisted the need to SUV-ify the E-class with an elevated suspension and tacky, grafted-on vinyl fender flares. A wide variety of hues and available exterior accessories provide options for customization.
Long and low sizes supply “the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-class Wagon” a hunkered-down appearance on the street, and its own carlike ride elevation is a rarity in this portion. Every one of the competitors in this matchup sport jacked-up suspensions to help them appeal to crossover customers, but the E-class isn’t ashamed of its status as a clean station wagon.
Mercedes offers plenty of options for the exterior of the E-class wagon, including two distinct trims: Sport and Luxury. Sport types wear a two-bar leading grille with a large Mercedes-Benz emblem and much more competitive lower bumper details; opt for the Luxury trim and also you get a more traditional stainless- grille with a three-pointed-star hood ornament. Twelve different colors are available, including a matte-gray finish off that looks rad but adds $3950 to underneath line. Aluminum tires shod with run-flat tires are standard and can be upgraded from the base 18-inches units to 19s and even a staggered-size setup with summer tires. A standard sunroof provides a glass panel above the front-seat occupants that both opens and vents, but for $1090 customers can decide on a panoramic sunroof that delivers rear-seat people a view of the sky above.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-class Wagon Interior
Inside its luxurious cabin, the E-class wagon offers room for both people and cargo at the same time, as well as a few surprises–such as a stowable, rear-facing third row of car seats and an optional scent diffuser with personal fragrance.
The E-class wagon’s standard sunroof slices into front-seat headroom, but, even so, passenger space is sufficient. The Benz offers this segment’s only third row of chairs. Headroom and legroom are both limited in this stowable third row–the seats is really only well suited for children–but it’s handy to acquire in a pinch. When you are frequently shuttling men and women, the Subaru Outback should get a glance as it provides the most ample rear-seat space in this set of competitors.
As with its sedan, coupe, and convertible siblings, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-class Wagon pampers people in a really opulent cabin. Fit and end are top notch and the chosen materials are incredibly high-end. The seating are protected in a simulated leather so convincing you’d think it was genuine, but genuine leather is optional and also you get your pick of a variety of interior color styles and six different open-pore, polished, or pin-striped lumber trims. Heated and ventilated forward seats with massage therapy, lighted front doorsills, a wood-trimmed steering wheel, and a good cabin fragrance diffuser are optional features and kick the blissful luxury up another notch. The standard, leather-wrapped steering wheel is power adjustable and can be heated as well, and the drivers faces either a highly legible analog gauge cluster or a customizable 12.3-inch digital display that blends in nicely next to the identically sized infotainment screen.
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-class Wagon Prices
Mercedes-Benz offers both a Sport and a Luxury setup on the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-class Wagon, differentiated by unique styling: Luxury trims sport a far more traditional appearance, while Sport models feature a more hostile look and forgo the hood ornament for a large three-pointed star centered inside the front grille. We’d suggest going with the Luxury version–it costs the same $63,545 as the Sport to get started on and comes with:
- Simulated leather-wrapped dash and upper door panels
- Adaptive suspension
- Typical Mercedes-Benz hood ornament
Our Midwestern winters tend to be particularly frigid, so we’d coughing up $750 for heated front seats and also choose the optional air suspension system ($1900) to help iron out the Mitten State’s pockmarked facilities. Our E400 wagon is ready to haul–both cargo and ass–at $65,945.