Like its bookend siblings -- the compact C-Class and flagship S-Class -- the E-Class embraces the same curvaceous design language that brings it into line with the current family theme. With its redesign, this iconic sedan remains competitive, but Mercedes-Benz shifts the focus of the E-Class toward handling agility and fuel economy, with less emphasis on ride comfort and roominess.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Driving this is a real treat with Dynamic cruise control and Lane assist technology."

Trudy W., ON (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"The ease of driving the vehicle, the ability to avoid trouble on the road"

Anonymous, WA (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Effortless"

David B., TN (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Powerful, but smooth shifting and handling"

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Great fun. Elegant engineering"

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"It has acceptable acceleration and handling."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Very Balanced"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"We purchased the Coupe, I believe it is one of the best designs MB has develooped"

Alan S., CA (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Very quick and responsive. More "sporty" feel than I expected."

Marshall W., NJ (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Smooth powerful quiet ride"

Anonymous, MA (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Performance - acceleration, control, braking"

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"driving acceleration ad handling excellent"

Anonymous, NC (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"The various driving modes, e.g., comfort, sport or sport + allow the driver to select an option that tunes shifting and handling response to match driving conditions or style at the touch of a button. Acceleration is excellent in sport mode while comfort is adequate and smooth."

Mark B., NJ (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"The twin-turbo V6 is more than ample for this mid-size cabriolet"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Quick acceleration and easy handling"

Anonymous, MS (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"It handles like a dream, very peppy, responsive and fun to drive."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Rapid acceleration and secure handling aided by all wheel drive."

Anonymous, NV (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"I was expecting a 4 cylinder engine to be slow, this car has a ton of pep, and is faster than my 2016 E250"

Thomas S., PA (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Love the car but had a problem with electrical system in accelerating that took 3 trips to dealer to fix."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"This car drives like a dream. Tight easy to handle takes turns extremely well even at high speed very quiet ride smooth. Acceleration is great."

Anonymous, CA (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Drives like a (superb) car, has the capacity of an SUV."

Anonymous, TN (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Style and elegant"

Anonymous, OR (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"For a fairly large and comfortable automobile, this car possesses sharp and responsive steering, handling, acceleration and braking"

Gary W., FL (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Great acceleration and brakes. Various vehicle management settings really change the ride and handling characteristics. From comfort to super sporty with flat cornering, higher shift points and tighter steering the car is three cars in one."

Peter H., AZ (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"The Turbo surprises me and excites me. Much more standing acceleration and mid speed punch. I love the built in safety features obtained in the "Option 3" package (warnings, auto cruise control, back up warnings, lane keeping, and blind spot warnings). Handling is quick, flat, and the car is so quiet."

John C., WA (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"The engine is powerful, smooth and matches the 9 speed auto perfectly. Enjoy the Sport mode for some fun too. MPG is better than I expected, especially on the highway."

Anonymous, NC (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"The acceleration is fantastic, it responds immediately and I have to back off to ensure I don't speed too much. The handling is great in corners on windy roads."

Anonymous, OR (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"It is very fun to drive, with great acceleration. I feel very safe in the car. It has good grip on wet surfaces, and the four wheel drive works well in the snow."

Allison Z., PA (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Options for driving experience - can be changed for economy, comfort, or sport modes."

Todd A., FL (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"this is a sports car dressed as a coupe. seats are a bit stiff, but hug the passenger. Our only complaint is that the ride is a bit noisy compared to our GL450."

Anonymous, FL (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Seat Comfort"

Anonymous, NY (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"The seats are awesome: supportive, comfortable, the heating, ventilation and massage features are great. The best car seats I have ever had. The road noise is excessive. It makes the car feel cheap. The engine noise is very quiet and not AMG-like at all. The ride in comfort is tooth filling rattling. Speed bumps taken at half the speed I would take in Porsche 911 jar the car and make me worry that something is being damaged."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"My E Cabriolet presents with air suspension provides a quiet, supple ride"

Anonymous, TX (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Most comfortable car ever owned!"

Robert H., NJ (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"rides and handles very well very quiet"

Anonymous, NC (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"value"

Anonymous, KY (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Excellent style. Great performance & st a decent price."

Frank S., NY (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Quiet on the highways. Sound insulation is good. Front seats are very comfortable, while rear seats are okay."

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Driver seat does not pull back when exiting vehicle. Makes exiting horribly difficult. Cheap design."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Great seats BUT awful getting in/out because M-B has over-thought danger of seat moving automatically to accommodate entry. Result is I regularly bang my head getting in - BAD"

Anonymous, NJ (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"What I actually need to note is the fact that Mercedes advised me (as does the user manual) that I cannot take the car through an automatic car wash. I didn't buy an $80,000 car to spend my time vacuuming, washing, and drying it."

Anonymous, TN (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Great car, handles great, very comfortable seating position.Very quiet on inside"

Todd A., FL (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Very comfortable seats - very smooth ride"

Anonymous, PA (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Very comfortable seats and ride, although a little too much wind noise in the cabin for a car of this class"

Anonymous, NC (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Just got this car. So far very comfortable and quiet ride. Various ride and handling settings are fantastic. Great acceleration and brakes."

Peter H., AZ (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"the ride quality is awesome, smooth and quiet"

Anonymous, IA (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Very comfortable seating, and with lots of adjustments available as needed. Car provides a quite, comfortable ride, and with plenty of acceleration as needed, depending on ride/drive selection of choice."

Anonymous, MO (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Exceptionally comfortable and stylish seats and ride for distance or spirited driving"

Gary W., FL (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Car is ultimate in comfort & quiet."

Anonymous, NY (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Pure joy. Multi adjustments to match driver size, height, etc make for a very comfortable driving position. Seat also has heating and cooling feature that works very quickly and comfortably. Seat also cradles driver so sharp turns are hardly felt. Road noise very low."

Mark B., NJ (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Seat comfort is a big step above my 2016, car is also much quitter and ride very smooth"

Thomas S., PA (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Quality of the interior materials, design, and comfort of the seats"

Anonymous, FL (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Highly adjustable seats for both driver and passenger including massage for both. Excellent reduction of road noise Excellent suspension and driving responsiveness"

Anonymous, NC (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Exterior noise is practically non-existent thanks to acoustic glass. Some road noise from the tires, but, otherwise, very comfortable and quiet ride."

Anonymous, TX (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"remarkable quiet for a cabriolet. road noises are almost eliminated with a closed top."

Anonymous, GA (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

Value

Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"For a luxury car the price is comparable."

Frank S., NY (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"The safety factors are worth the cost"

Anonymous, WA (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

"Greatly lowered my overall cost compared to previous S-Class yet still really enjoy driving the car"

Marshall W., NJ (2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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