The Mercedes-Benz E-Class of vehicles come in six different lines of cars and have five engine options, ranging from a four-cylinder twin-turbo diesel engine to a turbocharged V-8. Several of the models seat five, the coupe seats four, and the AMG wagon seats seven people. Edmunds calls them special cars to drive.
Though they are not as nimble as some cars, the E-Class vehicles handle well and have a taut, absorbent suspension that gives them a solid ride, according to Edmunds.
The cars are comfortable and spacious with firm seats that give good support, Edmunds says. Features of the E-Class vehicles include power driver seats and passenger seats with adjustable lumbar support and adjustable height and bucket front seats. Transmission and audio controls are on the steering wheel. The E-Class has rear ventilation ducts and interior air filtration. Instrumentation includes a clock, tachometer, trip computer and compass.
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class rated good on U.S. government and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash tests. Safety features include anti-lock braking system, front and rear head airbags, side front airbags, a remote anti-theft alarm system and a driver drowsiness monitor. The E-Class cars have an engine immobilizer, emergency braking assist and stability and traction control.