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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate verdict

2016 onwards (change model)
Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 54.1

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

Should you buy one?

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.

What we like

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.

What we don’t like

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.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate rear
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Estate rear