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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate review

2016 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 54.1
” The best premium estate car you can buy “

At a glance

Price new £57,940 - £78,835
Used prices £13,219 - £75,597
Road tax cost £20 - £570
Insurance group 28 - 50
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Fuel economy 22.6 - 188.3 mpg
Range 348 - 828 miles
Miles per pound 3.3 - 24.1
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Available fuel types




Pros & cons

  • Spacious interior
  • Wow factor cabin
  • Comfort levels
  • Can be pricey to buy
  • Handling doesn’t excite
  • Facelifted range is more limited

Written by Tom Wiltshire Published: 25 October 2021 Updated: 18 April 2023


The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate continues to set the standard for premium wagons. It combines remarkable levels of space with excellent luxury and comfort to create a truly graceful way to transport kids and dogs – and right now, it’s the best estate car you can buy if you’re in the market for a larger model.

It’s based on the E-Class saloon, but adds a curvaceous rear end, meaning it has one of the largest load areas you can get in a modern car. In doing so, the E-Class offers significantly greater practicality than its main rivals – the Audi A6 Avant, BMW 5 Series Touring, Jaguar XF Sportbrake and Volvo V90.

While you may no longer be able to specify two rear-facing child seats to turn the E-Class Estate into a seven-seater, the five passengers you can still carry will enjoy sumptuous comfort, masses of space and an impressive-looking interior.

Inside, nearly every surface is covered in soft leather or a quality material, with loads of sound deadening to make even high-speed journeys a hushed affair. Only the odd creaky trim lets it down a little.

The majority of E-Class Estates will be diesel-powered, with four- and six-cylinder units available to give buyers the choice of everything from an efficient cruiser to a torque-filled beast.

But diesel doesn’t have to be the de facto choice, with a range of impressive petrol engines also available. They range from basic four-cylinder units right up to the AMG-tuned E 63 Estate, which uses a twin-turbocharged V8. Plus there are diesel and petrol plug-in hybrids on offer too. The latter is one of the best hybrid estates on the market.

Keep scrolling for our full Mercedes E-Class Estate review, where you’ll find out how we rate the interior, engines and practicality before offering our verdict at the end.