Parkers overall rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4

The Parkers VerdictShould you buy a Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate?

Yes. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate may just be the most complete package on sale when it comes to executive estate cars. It’s super-comfortable, feels incredibly high-quality, and there’s something for everybody in the engine range.

Compared with its rivals, the E-Class is more comfortable and relaxing than the BMW 5 Series Touring – though there’s not a great deal in it. We also think it feels more special than the Audi A6 Avant, with technology integrated in such a way that it doesn’t feel quite so overwhelming.

On the technology front, the E-Class has tons of it – with some of the best and most seamless semi-autonomous driving systems about, plus plenty of fuel-saving gizmos to help keep running costs low.

One can’t sum up the E-Class Estate without mentioning its incredible spaciousness. This is a car that can take the family, all their kit and clobber and still gobble-up a medium-sized antiques fair in the process. It’s certainly practical enough to make you question why anybody bothers with a premium SUV.

No, the E-Class Estate isn’t cheap – that’s what cars like the excellent Skoda Superb Estate are for. But it is worth the extra outlay, and we think it’s one of the best all-rounders you can buy for the money.