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2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

What’s new

  • The E 350 replaces last year's E 300 and gets a bump in horsepower
  • A few previously optional features are now standard
  • Part of the fifth E-Class generation introduced for 2017

Pros & Cons

  • Exquisite cabin that sets new standards for design and comfort
  • Driver assistance technology works great
  • Vast array of personalization options
  • High-horsepower AMG models are fun to drive
  • Sedan's cargo capacity is small for the class
  • Standard suspension can ride stiffly over rough surfaces
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$54,050 - $107,350
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2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review

There are some truly great midsize luxury sedans on sale today, but only one can be considered the best. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class rightfully deserves the top spot in its segment, and you'll get a similar greatness with the coupe, convertible and wagon variants too. With all of these body styles and a diverse selection of engine and trim levels, there's likely an E-Class to fit your desires and budget.

For 2020, Mercedes has added a bit more power to the base E 350 (formerly the E 300). You also get a few more standard features that used to be optional. Otherwise, the E-Class returns mostly unchanged, which is a good thing. We continue to praise its refined interior that is as comfortable as it is attractive. There is also a long list of customization options to set yours apart from the rest. And we're fans of the way Mercedes blends the classic luxury aesthetic with all of the latest tech offerings.

There are a few minor downsides, such as smaller-than-average cargo capacity and a rather stiff ride quality from the standard suspension. But if you're in the market for a midsize luxury car, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in all of its guises deserves your consideration if not adulation.

Edmunds’ Expert Rating
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Our verdict

8.4 / 10
Few vehicles are as well-rounded and desirable as the Mercedes E-Class. It has a plush interior and some of the most cutting-edge safety features on the market. The AMG versions also provide impressive acceleration and high handling limits. There are a few drawbacks, such as the poor integration of the old Mercedes COMAND interface with the new MBUX system, but even those issues can't keep it from being one of the best midsize luxury sedans that money can buy.

How does it drive?

9.0
We tested the AMG E 53 sedan. It's docile and user-friendly at city speeds but can switch to a high-performance personality at a moment's notice. In Edmunds testing, our test car ripped from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, impressively quick for a luxury sedan. The quick-shifting nine-speed transmission never hesitates in finding the right gear when you bury the throttle.

The steering, while lacking some feedback, is very accurate, and the steering wheel feels robust in your hands. Small inputs make for impressive amounts of response and precision. Despite the E 53's hefty curb weight, it handles extremely well. Unless you need the most expensive E-Class, the E 63, purely for bragging rights, the performance of the E 53 is all you'll ever really need.

How comfortable is it?

8.5
The E 53 is comfortable whether you're commuting to work or headed out for an extended highway trip. But its low-profile tires and sport-tuned suspension mean there isn't as much cushion to absorb impacts. You feel more of the road surface than in other softer-riding luxury cars.

Both the front and rear seats are comfortable for long periods and provide you with enough support to hold you in place around turns. The climate control system can cool or heat the cabin quickly, and redundant controls help dial in your ideal temperature. The optional heated and ventilated seats also work great.

How’s the interior?

8.5
Our main gripe with the E-Class' interior is the way Mercedes integrated the old COMAND and new MBUX infotainment systems. There are several redundant buttons and controls and they're difficult to commit to memory. You'll likely feel a bit intimidated by the multiple approaches to small tasks.

Otherwise, the E-Class' interior design is excellent. It's easy to get in and out, and the driver's seat and steering wheel are highly adjustable to make drivers of just about any size happy. Outward visibility is also quite good thanks to a low dashboard and tall windows.

How’s the tech?

8.0
The E-Class' combination of Mercedes' old COMAND system and the new MBUX system isn't ideal. It has all the shiny, crisp screens of the new MBUX system but there's no touchscreen functionality, so smartphone integration is frustrating. The MBUX voice controls are thankfully excellent and fill in the functionality gaps.

The optional Burmester sound system has good sound quality and easy-to-adjust settings, but maxed-out sound levels leave a little bit to be desired. The E-Class' driver aids work effectively and aren't distracting. There are also some unique features such as Pre-Safe Sound.

How’s the storage?

7.5
The E-Class' trunk is average in size. A wide opening and the 40/20/40-split folding rear seats help make the most of that space. Small-item storage is also average. The small storage space in the center console is only big enough for typical-size smartphones, for instance, and the cupholders aren't big enough for large water bottles.

For child safety seat installation, the E-Class has easy-to-locate bottom anchor points and three top tether points. There's plenty of rear seat space to fit most child seats.

How economical is it?

6.5
We tested the E 53, which gets an EPA estimate of 24 mpg in combined city/highway driving. On our mixed-driving 115-mile test route, we observed a disappointing 22.9 mpg. Our best result during our test was a highway-only tank of 24.5 mpg. Real-world fuel economy in the E 53 will depend largely on how often you decide to bury your foot in the throttle and have a bit of fun.

Is it a good value?

7.5
Few rivals can match Mercedes-Benz when it comes to build quality. Cabin fit-and-finish are impressive, which translates to a satisfying driving experience. The downside is pricing. You get a lot of features, a high level of customization and an excellent driving experience, but you pay more than you would with a lot of other luxury sedans. We think it's worth it.

Mercedes matches BMW and Audi with a basic and powertrain warranty of four years/50,000 miles as well as roadside assistance covering the same. But Cadillac and Lexus have longer coverage.

Wildcard

9.5
The E 53 is fun to drive no matter what the circumstances. It's comfortable and classy in the city and can blast away from a stoplight or carve up a twisty road if the mood hits you. It's a large vehicle, but it feels light and handles corners better than almost anything in the class. The E 53 also provides serious personality without being shouty or high-strung. It's obvious that it's performance-oriented and there's a pleasant exhaust note, but there's nothing harsh about it.

Which E-Class does Edmunds recommend?

The midgrade Mercedes-Benz E 450 4Matic gets our recommendation for its powerful V6 engine that returns similar fuel economy figures as the base four-cylinder. The E 450 also isn't significantly more expensive than an E 350 4Matic. We also suggest adding the air suspension and Burmester audio option for the full luxury effect.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class models

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a midsize luxury vehicle that comes in four body styles: a five-passenger sedan, a seven-passenger (thanks to a fold-down, rear-facing third row) wagon, and a four-passenger coupe and convertible.

The sedan, coupe and convertible all come standard with rear-wheel drive, with all-wheel drive (dubbed 4Matic) either optional or standard, depending on the engine and body style. The four basic trim levels are tied to different powertrains: E 350 (sedan only), E 450 (sedan, wagon, coupe, convertible), AMG E 53 (sedan, coupe, convertible), and AMG E 63 S (sedan and wagon).

Standard equipment for the E 350 sedan includes a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (255 horsepower, 273 lb-ft of torque), a nine-speed automatic transmission, an adaptive suspension, LED headlights, auto-dimming mirrors, a sunroof, simulated leather upholstery, and power-adjustable front seats. You also get a 12.3-inch central display screen, a navigation system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and advanced safety features that include forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.

The E 450 has all of the E 350's equipment plus a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine (362 hp, 369 lb-ft). From here, you can get more luxury-oriented features as part of the Convenience and Premium packages.

For more power and some upgraded equipment, there's the AMG E 53, which comes with a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six engine (429 hp, 384 lb-ft). The AMG E 53 also pads on AMG-developed or -tuned powertrain and suspension components.

At the top of the horsepower heap is the AMG E 63 S. It gets the E 53's equipment plus a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 (603 hp, 627 lb-ft), additional performance upgrades and more standard features.

Several packages are available throughout the model range, and they mostly center on active driving systems and comfort features. These include the Driver Assistance and Parking Assistance packages.

Many of the options from upper models can be ordered on the less expensive trims. Other notable options — whether stand-alone features or part of packages — include numerous upholstery and trim selections, an adaptive air suspension, an air fragrance system, a head-up display, multicontour front seats, and the Burmester sound system.


Consumer reviews

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Average user rating: 4.8 stars based on 4 total reviews

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5 out of 5 stars, E-Class Mercedes
Js,
E 350 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

The car met all my expectations. Having owned one before I was impressed with the updates they have made over the years. Smooth ride with all the toys.

4 out of 5 stars, MBZ Happiness
Erich HP,
E 450 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A)

Great Car - much improved from the previous 2017 ECoupe love it. However as always in every moel update every time there is something that is changed for no apparent reason. This model comes without the overhead handle bar - Why ??

5 out of 5 stars, 2020 E450 4MATIC SEDAN - A Diamond In The Rough!
Abaco Mike,
E 450 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A)

I've owned many Mercedes Benz vehicles because they are solidly built, dependable and possess the latest safety and technology features. My lease was up on my 2018 S450 so I decided on the E450 4MATIC Sedan. I picked it up on May 4th, 2020. What a car! The first noticeable attribute was the razor sharp cornering and handling with unbelievable acceleration and power. The responsiveness of the car to driver input is phenomenal. My car is fully loaded with Driver's Assistance, Exterior Lighting, Parking Assistance, AMG, Premium, Panorama Roof, 19" AMG Wheels/Tires Packages. Impressive array of technology coupled with a smart phone app that provides huge amounts of data about the vehicle (Mercedes Me Connect). I love this car! Seats are comfortable and visibility outstanding. It is quieter than one would think for a 362 hp twin turbo V6 engine and performance all season run flat tires. Audio system is terrific with HD AM/FM tuning as well as Apple Car Play for hands-free control over music. The styling is more like a baby S Class Sedan with LED front and rear lights. I recommend a test drive in an E350 and then an E450 to truly appreciate the superiority of the E450 4MATIC (AWD). This is truly a vehicle made for a driver who appreciates a car that fits like a glove.

5 out of 5 stars, 2020 MB E-450
Ins man Rick,
E 450 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A)

I currently drive an 11 MB E350 and an 08 CLS 550. About 2 weeks ago I had my E350 in he shop for service and last week I had the CLS 550 being serviced. 2 weeks ago, the dealership gave me new E350 to drive. I enjoyed it, however, last week they gave me a new E-450, big difference and I enjoyed it waayy more than the E350, its quicker, more comfortable, I like to surprise the youngsters driving Chargers and Camaros sometimes. I like my E350 but I've always wished that I bought an E-550. I really want a new S560 but my retirement account is not where I want it yet so I could be happy with E-450 and placing the difference in my retirement account.

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2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class video

Best Muscle Cars — Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang, But What Else?

Best Muscle Cars — Chevy Camaro, Dodge Challenger and Ford Mustang, But What Else?

ELANA SCHERR: Everybody on my Instagram is posting push-up challenges right now. Don't worry. You are not going to get any exercise posts from me. But that doesn't mean I'm not interested in building muscle. I just prefer burnouts to pull-ups. Then there's going to be giant burnout. This is going to be great. [TIRES SCREECHING] The term muscle car came about in the late '60s and early '70s, but you don't have to have a classic car to flex your muscle. This is my top 10 list of modern muscle cars. [MUSIC PLAYING] Oh, we need rules. If we're doing this, we need rules, right? OK. Horsepower divided by torque with cylinders-- how many, eight? American, four doors, two doors? Could be all-wheel drive. How long a burnout versus how fast? This is hard. In the old days, a muscle car was an American car company's most powerful engine in its sportiest mid-sized car. Think GTO, Hemi Charger, Big Block Chevelle. Then there were the pony cars, which is where you'd get your Challengers, Camaros, Mustangs, AMC, AMXs. Following those rules now would mean that this entire list would be nothing but Camaro, Challenger, and Mustang in various trim levels from base V8 to top of the line-- all great cars, but kind of a boring video. So I opened up the definition to all makes and models. These are my only criteria. Number one, it's available now or it was within the last couple of years. Number two, it's one of the most powerful cars made by the company, and driving it will make you laugh. I expect this list is going to make you very angry. Heck, it made me angry, and I wrote it. Let's get to it. [MUSIC PLAYING] Number 10, Tesla Model S Performance. Are you mad yet? OK, well, half of you get to commenting about how it's totally unacceptable for Tesla to be on a muscle car list, and the other half of you get to commenting about how it's totally unacceptable for it not to be number one on the muscle car list. Let me just tell you why I picked it and put it where it is-- so freaking fast. Sure, no V8 engine, no engine at all, but the Tesla's performance is out of this world. And it has a lot of kind of trick options for showing off, which is very muscle car era. It has a 0 to 60 time of 2.4 seconds. That's half, half of what it took a classic muscle car. Modern times, modern muscle. So why isn't the Tesla higher on the list? Well, first of all, price. It's $100,000 for the fastest one. And I don't think a muscle car has to be cheap necessarily, but it should be cheaper than that. Mostly, though, it's about sound. Sound is a really important part of the muscle car experience, and the Tesla just doesn't do it for me. Sorry. [MUSIC PLAYING] Number nine, BMW M8. Did I just say that price was a factor and then pick a car that cost $133,000? Yes, yes, I did. But blame Mark Takahashi. My BMW pick was the M5, which is also a 600-horsepower bruiser, but cost about $30,000 less. Then Mark came in, and he was like, no, M8 because it's a two door. It's more muscly. And you know, I just didn't have the energy to fight with him. I think he could take me, really. Think he could kick my ass. Point is, BMW makes some monster muscle. And the all-wheel drive M8 has a rear wheel drive mode so you can kick out the back end and do those very important burnouts. [MUSIC PLAYING] Number eight, Nissan GT-R. Why is the GT-R on this list? Well, it is brutally, stupidly fast. It has a 0 to 60 time that competes with the Tesla, and it can do it all day long. Plus, it's kind of unexpected in Nissan's lineup. It's funny to look back at the early days of Pontiac and Chrysler and realize how stodgy those brands were, and then bam, GTO. The GT-R is kind of Nissan's version of that. Why is it back at number eight? Well, the price, over $100,000. And it's a V6. Yes, it's a nearly 600-horsepower V6, but still it is missing some cylinders. Got to be a V8, new rule that I just made up right now. [MUSIC PLAYING] Number seven, Mercedes AMG E63 and the Audi S8. Yep, it's a tie. It's a tie of two cars that at first glance shouldn't even be on this list, but hear me out. It's a tie because both the Mercedes and the Audi are nearly 600 horsepower. The AMG is a little bit over, and the S8's a little bit under. Both are surprisingly fast, faster than anything that big has a right to be. Why are big luxury cars on my muscle car list? Again, if we go back to the muscle car era, the big engines came out of big cars. And the Chrysler 300 and huge cube Cadillacs were surprisingly powerful. Also, a lot of the popular cars like, say, Plymouth Roadrunner were available in wagon form like the Mercedes is. So you could get a big engine in an unexpected body, and that makes it a sleeper, which everyone knows is the coolest relative of the muscle car. This is an '81 Trans Am, so it made about 200 horsepower. It's not really impressive compared to the classic muscle cars. Made about 400. But in '81, there wasn't much that was making more. So I'm going to say '81 Turbo Trans Am, still a muscle car-- just little muscle. Number six, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. [DOG BARKS] Yeah, you heard me. [MUSIC PLAYING] The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is powered by the same engine that Dodge put in the Charger and Challenger-- 700 horsepower, 6.2-liter Hemi. So yeah, it is an SUV, but I mean, with all that horsepower and kind of a low stance, it's not really an off-roader. So if it isn't a muscle car, what is it? I'm making a new rule. Anything with a Hellcat engine is a muscle car. But nothing with four doors can be in the top three. Is that OK? Is that OK with you? Yeah? Going to be all right? He says it's OK. Number five is the Lexus RC F. It's the least horsepower on this list, with a 5 liter making 472 horses. What a world we live in when nearly 500 horsepower isn't bragworthy. The Lexus is on our list because it looks so muscly, with a long hood, and a short deck, and rear wheel drive, two doors. Plus, if you pay more, you can get a wing. And nothing is more muscly than a wing. Just ask anyone with a Plymouth Superbird. [MUSIC PLAYING] Number four Dodge Hellcat Charger. Dang those pesky rear doors. The Charger has the distinction of being the only car on our list to have been an actual muscle car by the strictest standards. Dodge introduced the Charger in 1966 and redesigned it in 1968 to the more famous Coke bottle design. In my opinion, that second-generation Charger is one of the prettiest American cars ever made. And it's also a very famous design. Seen it in movies like Bullet and Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry. It's also in a TV show. What was it called? Um-- Dukes of Hazzard? I don't know. I never heard of it. Today's Charger has too many doors to crack the top three-- see the rule that I made during number six-- but it's one of the best all-around cars on our list, impressive even in 392 trim and downright remarkable as a Hellcat. [MUSIC PLAYING] Onto the pony cars. I wish I could declare a three-way tie for the top three because each one is good in a different muscular way. At number three is the Chevy Camaro, obviously ZL1 because it's top dog with 650 horsepower. But a Camaro SS still lifts plenty of weight. The reason the Camaro isn't higher on the list is because the back seat is small, and visibility is bad. And those are sports car attributes. A proper muscle car shouldn't feel cramped. Number two is the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye. With two doors and a couple of variants of the incredible Hellcat engine, what else could it be but the Dodge Challenger? I mean, Redeye gets the pick because 797 horses. But the 717 horse regular Hellcat is no slouch, nor for that matter is the 392, the 485 horses. The Challenger is the closest to a traditional muscle car on our list despite being based on a pony car design. It's roomy, comfortable, and happiest in a straight line rather than a corkscrew. That said, all the cars on this list are astonishing performers on a road course, as well as a drag strip. There's just no room for one-trick ponies anymore. [MUSIC PLAYING] And here we are, number one, the car that put the pony in pony cars, the Ford Mustang. For maximum muscle, we're going to go with the GT500 with its 760 horsepower and 11-second quarter mile times. But like the others in the top three, the base GT is good too, everything a muscle car needs-- horsepower, style, legacy, the ability to make you look powerful even if you've never seen the inside of a gym. That's why it's our number one. If you want more details on exactly why the top three ended up in the order that they did, watch our previous muscle car comparison from back in the days when we were all allowed to hang out together and go to race tracks. Oh my god, that was hard. I hate top 10 lists. I'm going to go online and start arguing with myself. You should too. Tell me what you'd put on your top 10 list. [REVVING]

Edmunds' Elana Scherr lists the best muscle cars of 2020, including American muscle cars and other, more unusual choices. She also explains what makes a classic muscle car and gives her Top 10 picks for the best modern muscle cars on sale.


Features & Specs

E 350 4dr Sedan features & specs
E 350 4dr Sedan
2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A
MSRP$54,050
MPG 23 city / 32 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower255 hp @ 5800 rpm
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E 350 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD features & specs
E 350 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD
2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A
MSRP$56,550
MPG 22 city / 30 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower255 hp @ 5800 rpm
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E 450 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD features & specs
E 450 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD
3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A
MSRP$61,550
MPG 20 city / 28 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower362 hp @ 5500 rpm
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AMG E 53 4dr Sedan AWD features & specs
AMG E 53 4dr Sedan AWD
3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 9A
MSRP$73,800
MPG 21 city / 28 hwy
SeatingSeats 5
Transmission9-speed shiftable automatic
Horsepower429 hp @ 6100 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite E-Class safety features:

Driver Drowsiness Monitor
Helps mitigate an accident by monitoring signs of driver fatigue.
Evasive Steering Assist
Calculates extra steering torque during an evasive maneuver to help the driver avoid a collision and maintain control of the car.
Pre-Safe Sound
Reduces hearing damage from an accident by emitting a specific noise that triggers an inner-ear muscle reflex to protect hearing.
NHTSA Overall Rating 5 out of 5 stars

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Side Barrier RatingRating
Overall5 / 5
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front Seat5 / 5
Back Seat5 / 5
RolloverRating
Rollover5 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact Test
Good
Roof Strength Test
Good
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
Good
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test
Good

Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. the competition

Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. BMW 5 Series

The 5 Series is the most direct rival to the E-Class, with a slight advantage going to the Benz. It's close enough, though, that your preference will likely override any objective differences. The BMW is a bit more performance-oriented, while the Mercedes has a bias toward luxury. To learn more about the 5 Series of this generation, read Edmunds' long-term road test of a BMW 540i xDrive.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. Audi A6

The Audi A6 has been redesigned more recently than the E-Class has, but not all of the latest innovations are positives. Like the E-Class, the A6 returns strong performance, has an attractive cabin, is very comfortable over many hours, and is packed with tech features. Unfortunately, the new infotainment system is more distracting than before, and cargo capacity is on the small side.

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. Lexus ES 350

The Lexus ES has a few advantages and drawbacks to consider. Compared to its German counterparts, the Lexus is significantly less expensive, yet it still possesses a very comfortable and refined interior. We also award points for its smooth ride as well as the F Sport's athletic handling. But the E-Class is the superior vehicle for technology and overall curbside prestige.

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FAQ
Is the Mercedes-Benz E-Class a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 E-Class both on the road and at the track, giving it a 8.4 out of 10. Edmunds’ consumer reviews show that the 2020 E-Class gets an average rating of 5 stars out of 5 (based on 4 reviews) You probably care about Mercedes-Benz E-Class fuel economy, so it's important to know that the E-Class gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg to 26 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the E-Class has 13.1 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Learn more
What's new in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class?

According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class:

  • The E 350 replaces last year's E 300 and gets a bump in horsepower
  • A few previously optional features are now standard
  • Part of the fifth E-Class generation introduced for 2017
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Is the Mercedes-Benz E-Class reliable?
To determine whether the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the E-Class. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the E-Class's 5-star average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a good car. Edmunds' expert testing team reviewed the 2020 E-Class and gave it a 8.4 out of 10. Our consumer reviews show that the 2020 E-Class gets an average rating of 5 stars out of 5 (based on 4 reviews). Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 E-Class is a good car for you. Learn more
How much should I pay for a 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class?

The least-expensive 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $54,050.

Other versions include:

  • E 350 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $54,050
  • E 350 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $56,550
  • E 450 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $61,550
  • AMG E 53 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 9A) which starts at $73,800
  • AMG E 63 S 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) which starts at $107,350
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What are the different models of Mercedes-Benz E-Class?
If you're interested in the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the next question is, which E-Class model is right for you? E-Class variants include E 350 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), E 350 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), E 450 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A), and AMG E 53 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 9A). For a full list of E-Class models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Overview

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is offered in the following submodels: E-Class AMG E 53, E-Class Sedan, E-Class Coupe, E-Class Convertible, E-Class AMG E 63 S, E-Class Wagon. Available styles include E 350 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), E 350 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), E 450 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A), E 450 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A), E 450 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A), E 450 4MATIC 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A), AMG E 53 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 9A), E 450 4MATIC 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A), AMG E 53 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 9A), AMG E 53 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 9A), AMG E 63 S 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A), AMG E 63 S 4dr Wagon AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A), E 450 AMG Line 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A), E 450 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A), and E 450 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A).

What do people think of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2020 E-Class 4.8 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 E-Class.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 E-Class featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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What's a good price for a New 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class?
2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 53 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 9A)

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 53 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $74,795. The average price paid for a new 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 53 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 9A) is trending $6,037 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,037 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $68,758.

The average savings for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 53 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 9A) is 8.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 5 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 53 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 9A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 450 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A)

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 450 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $62,545. The average price paid for a new 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 450 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A) is trending $6,945 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,945 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $55,600.

The average savings for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 450 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A) is 11.1% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 9 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 450 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $57,545. The average price paid for a new 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is trending $7,703 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,703 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $49,842.

The average savings for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) is 13.4% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 31 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class E 350 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 63 S 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 63 S 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $108,345. The average price paid for a new 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 63 S 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) is trending $12,922 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $12,922 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $95,423.

The average savings for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 63 S 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) is 11.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 3 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E 63 S 4dr Sedan AWD (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

Which 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Classes are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class for sale near. There are currently 164 new 2020 E-Classes listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $57,915 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

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Should I lease or buy a 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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