2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon

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2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: January 3, 2020
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Starting at a base price of $66,100, the 2020 Mercedes Benz E450 4MATIC Wagon with its extra practicality and dashing long-roof styling match the reputation of its sedan sibling. Other features like bigger brakes, sport-tuned suspension and rear-drive only mode just make it a vehicle you cannot resist. The Mercedes Benz E450 4MATIC Wagon shows off itself as a tough competitor to many of the wagons like Volvo V90 R-Design, Audi A4 Allroad Premium, and Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited that compete in terms of engine, performance, design, exterior, comfort, interior, safety and a lot more.

Under the hood of the 2020 Mercedes Benz E450 4MATIC Wagon, you'll find a twin-turbo V6 motor teaming up with its 9-speed automatic transmission that sends power to its standard all-wheel-drive system. Though its a very unique package, it still isn't the only one with this kind of prowess. There's also the Porsche Panamera Turbo which has started winning hearts over the Benz. How about we pit them against each other and resolve this conflict once and for all?

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Pros

Uplifted Cabin setting new standards

Semi Automated Driver Assistance

Many Customization option available

Cons

Suspension feels Stiff

Thirsty motor

What's New?

Redesigned Steering Wheel

More power added in the engine


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$66100

bodystyle

4dr Wagon

passenger capacity

7

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

V6

displacement

183 cu.in.

horsepower

362 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

369 lbs.-ft. @ 1800 rpm

transmission

9 speed automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

62.7/63.0

dimensions

wheelbase

115.7 in.

length

194.2 in.

width

72.9 in.

height

57.7 in.

curb weight

4299 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

64 cu ft.

performance

zero to 60 mph

5.5 sec.

fuel economy

19

city/combined/highway

26 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

corrosion warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Exterior
Interior

Ratings

Features

7.7

Engine And Performance

7.7

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

9.0

Exterior

8.2

Safety

9.0

7.9

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon E 450

E 450

power
362 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
22 combined

$66,100 - $66,950


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
E 450 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $66,100 MSRP (19/22/26) 362 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded
9-speed automatic all wheel drive 7
E 450 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $66,950 MSRP (19/22/26) 362 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 7
E 450 AMG Line 4MATIC 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A) Starting at $66,600 MSRP (19/22/26) 362 hp @ 5500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded
9-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 7

Expert Review

7.9

Overall Rating


The Mercedes Benz has been manufacturing the E-class as in Executive since 1931 and they have been manufacturing the cars with different engine and body configurations. The Mercedes Benz E450 is a 7th generation E-class wagon that has been a masterpiece of intelligence. It is absolutely the most masterful and beautiful wagon from Mercedes.

The Mercedes Benz E450 4MATIC Wagon adapts to your atmosphere and ambiance with its best in class interiors built up of high-quality materials. It adapts even to suit your mood with the 64 colors of ambient LED lighting that makes a colorful cabin indeed.

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon Front View
2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon Rear View

7.7/10
Features

 

7.7/10
Engine and Performance

 

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

9.0/10
Interior

 

8.2/10
Exterior

 

9.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon Features

7.7/10

The Mercedes Benz E450 4MATIC Wagon is available with various standard features that add to the advancement of the wagon in a wide variety of ways. It comes with an all-wheel-drive and a 9G TRONIC automatic transmission engine that ensures delivery of an ample amount of power and performance to the wagon.

The E450 MATIC Wagon features a 12.3-inch high-resolution display powered infotainment system that has a rich, intuitive interface. The Daytime Running LED headlights offer a stylish and stunning look to the wagon. The wagon also features a high-resolution rear-view camera that helps to monitor the rear traffic.

Trims

E 400 4MATIC Wagon

MSRP

$64,100

Key Features

4MATIC all-wheel drive

 

9G TRONIC automatic transmission

 

DYNAMIC SELECT

 

4 wheel multilink suspension, self-leveling rear air suspension

 

ESP Dynamic Cornering Assist

 

All LED exterior lighting

 

Power tilt/sliding tinted glass sunroof

 

Power front seats with memory

 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 

Keyless start, a power liftgate

 

Bake HOLD feature 

 

12.3-inch high-resolution central display

 

COMAND system with touchpad controller

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The Mercedes E450 4MATIC Wagon is priced from $64,050 and this base model is found to be having almost all the latest advancements of the Executive Class cars of Mercedes so far. Even after making a clear-cut decision of purchasing the Wagon, you are free to choose the engine and body specifications as per your requirements along with premium upgrade packages.

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon Engine and Performance

7.7/10

The Mercedes Benz E450 4MATIC Wagon features a 3.0L V6 Bi-turbo Engine which has a greater capacity when compared to the other E-class cars. The wagon comes with a 9-speed automatic transmission engine that delivers maximum power and torque of 329hp and 354 lb-ft respectively.

The 3.0L V6 Twin Turbo Engine is exclusively designed to lower emission and enhance the fuel efficiency of the wagon. The E450 features an ECO Start/Stop System that saves fuel by switching off the engine at signals and other idle situations. The engine ignites and comes into action instantly when the driver releases the brake.

Models

Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Volvo V90 R-Design

Audi A4 Allroad Premium

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

MSRP

$64,050

$49,950

$44,500

$35,395

Engine

3.0L V6 Biturbo

2.0L 16V I4 Turbocharged

2.0L DOHC 4-Cylinder TFSI 16V

3.6L DOHC 24 Valve 6-Cylinder Boxer

Transmission

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

6-Speed CVT Automatic

Power

362 hp

250 hp

252 hp

256 hp

Torque

369 lb-ft

258 lb-ft

273 lb-ft

247 lb-ft

When compared with the competitors, the Mercedes Benz E450 4MATIC Wagon has the highest capacity engine and also the highest transmission system. Though the others are priced lesser than the E450, they do not meet the E450 in power and performance.

Acceleration

The Mercedes Benz E450 4MATIC Wagon offers an all-wheel-drive that boosts more and more confidence and comfortability to the ride. The 4MATIC all-wheel drive is integrated with the Electronic Stability Program for the maximum amount of torque distribution in corners and slippery surfaces.

The E450 4MATIC Wagon is found to be the fastest among all the rivalries in reaching the speed of 60mph as well as the quarter-mile distance. The E450 wagon reaches the 60mph speed at an amazing 5.1 seconds and the quarter-mile distance in just 13.2 seconds.

Models

Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Volvo V90 R-Design

Audi A4 Allroad Premium

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

0-60 MPH

5.1 sec

6.1 sec

5.9 sec

6.9 sec

Quarter mile

13.2 sec

15.5 sec

14.3 sec

15.2 sec

Engine

3.0L

2.0L

2.0L

3.6L

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.4

6.5

7.1

8.0

Handling and Steering

The Mercedes Benz E450 4MATIC Wagon features a self-leveling rear air suspension that is built especially to balance the ride height, thereby ensuring smooth driving quality and handling of the wagon. This balances the height of the vehicle and comfort level of the ride according to the variation in passenger weight and cargo.

The Steering of the Wagon is Electro-mechanically powered with Direct-Steer System, that responds quickly in corners, and offers straight-line stability to the ride. The Direct-Steer feature automatically adjusts the steering ratio based on the angle in which the steering wheel is turned.

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon covers 0-60 in 5 sec

Braking

The Braking System of the E450 4MATIC Wagon features a Sport Brake System, that is built with upgraded brake hardware. It also includes an Active Brake Assist as a safety measure that works of radar technology.

The Active Brake Assist System alerts the occupants whenever there is any vehicle or a stationary object is approaching and it detects a possibility of collision. As soon as the drive starts to apply the brake, it provides an appropriate amount of braking to avoid a collision and even if the driver fails to brake, it autonomously initiates the required amount of brake and brings the vehicle to a halt.

Model

Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Volvo V90 R-Design

Audi A4 Allroad Premium

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

Brake Front(in)

14.2

12.6

13.3

12.4

Brake Rear(in)

12.6

13.6

13.0

11.8

Curb weight(lbs)

4299

3913

3825

3893

60-0 MPH (ft.)

108

110

119

125

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon Fuel Economy

6.0/10

Though the Mercedes Benz E450 4MATIC Wagon is found to be the best in all aspects like engine specifications, acceleration, performance, etc, the fuel economy delivered by the wagon is not as good as that delivered by the rivalries.

Model

Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Volvo V90 R-Design

Audi A4 Allroad Premium

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

MPG (city)

19

24

22

20

MPG (highway)

25

34

30

27

MPG (combined)

21

27

25

22

The Volvo V90 R-Design delivers the maximum fuel economy of 24/34 mpg on city/highway roads. The Audi A4 All-road Premium lies in the middle order in terms of fuel economy. It offers 22/30mpg on city/highway roads.

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon Interior

9.0/10

The Mercedes Benz E450 4MATIC Wagon is designed with a sculptured interior that makes it a masterpiece of creativity and craftsmanship. The cabin is designed with the best in class high-quality materials that make it a visual treat.

The interior features powered front seats with memory and seat shaped controls on the doors in which the occupants can store three seating positions for the front seats. The seating positions, steering wheel positions, and the side mirror positions can be saved in the memory.

Model

Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Volvo V90 R-Design

Audi A4 Allroad Premium

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

Passenger capacity

7

5

5

5

Passenger Volume (ft cube)

98.0

98.4

N/A

104.5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

37.5/57.8/41.5

37.8/57.5/42.2

39.2/55.9/41.3

38.3/58.1/42.9

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

39.6/57.1/35.8

37.7/55.9/35.9

38.2/54.5/35.7

38.9/58.1/38.1

Third (Head/Shoulder/Leg)

(In.)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Interior Features:

  • Powered Front Seats with Memory
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • 64-color LED Ambient Lighting
  • 40/20/40 Split Foldable second row seats
  • Foldable Rear Facing Third Row

Infotainment System

The Mercedes Benz E450 4MATIC Wagon comes with a COMAND infotainment system that has a 12.3-inch high-resolution touchscreen display. This can be controlled either with the display or with the 3-spoke Steering Mounted touch controls. It supports Bluetooth Audio Streaming, Apple Car Play, and Android Auto. The COMAND infotainment system provides hard-drive navigation and it contains an in-dash SD card reader along with Dual USB audio ports.

Cargo Capacity

The Trunk Space of the Mercedes Benz E450 4MATIC Wagon contains a Partition Net and a Luggage Cover that automatically moves up and down, thereby making loading and unloading easy.

When compared with the competitors, the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited is found to have the maximum cargo space which may be due to its lesser seating capacity. With the 2nd row folded, the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited and the Mercedes Benz E450 4MATIC Wagon are found to have 35 and 35.5-ft.cube of cargo space.

Model

Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Volvo V90 R-Design

Audi A4 Allroad Premium

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

Behind Front Row(ft.cube)

57.4

53.9

58.5

73.3

With 2nd row folded (ft.cube)

35.0

25.5

24.2

35.5

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon Exterior

8.2/10

The Mercedes Benz E450 4MATIC Wagon showcases itself with a stunning, sleek, and stylish look. Right from the headlights to the taillights, the energy-efficient and long-life LED lights to light up the way for the wagon. The tail lamps include a “Star Dust” Technology that is responsible for reflecting and illuminating the brake lights.

The wagon also features a sliding panoramic sunroof that slides open at the touch of a button and lets in the breeze and sunlight for ventilation. It also includes a sun-slide that helps to keep away the unnecessary sunlight from entering the cabin.

Model

Mercedes-Benz E450 4Matic

Volvo V90 R-Design

Audi A4 Allroad Premium

Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

curb weight(lbs)

4299

3913

3825

3893

Length(in)

194.2

194.3

187.0

189.6

Width(in)

72.9

74.6

72.5

72.4

Height(in)

57.7

58.1

58.8

66.5

Ground clearance(in)

6.0

6.0

6.5

8.7

Wheelbase(in)

115.7

115.8

110.9

108.1

Track width(in) F/R

62.7/63.0

63.7/63.7

62.1/61.7

61.8/62.2

Exterior Features:

  • Sculpted Exterior Design
  • All LED Headlights and Taillights
  • Power tilt Sun Roof
  • 5-spoke wheels
  • Power folding side mirrors
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2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon Safety

9.0/10

The Mercedes Benz E450 4MATIC Wagon comes with advanced safety features like the 9-way airbag protection, Car-to-X Communication that is a future technology where cars will be capable of communicating with each other. 

Mercedes provides an optional Driver Assistance Package which adds a number of various driver aids like - 

  • Emergency stop assist
  • Evasive steering assist
  • Active Blind Spot Assist
  • Active Lane Keeping Assist and extended restart by stop and go
  • DISTRONIC PLUS w/PRE SAFE Brake
  • Active Steering Assist, Speed Limit Assist
  • Active Speed Limit Assist, Active Lane Change Assist
  • PRE-SAFE Impulse Side, Route Based Speed Adaptation When ordered with DA3 Parking Assistance Package
  • Extended Restart by Stop & Go up to 30 seconds.

It has a lot more amazing safety features that are listed below

  • Crosswind Assist Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • mbrace2 Emergency Sos
  • Forward Collision
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • First Aid Kit
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon Competition

Mercedes Benz E400 4MATIC Wagon vs Volvo V90 R-Design

When compared with the Volvo V90 R-Design, the Mercedes Benz E400 4MATIC Wagon is found to be the best in all measures be it the engine capacity, transmission, performance, safety etc. But the Volvo V-90 R-Design is found to be more fuel economic and less costly than the former. If performance is your first priority, then the E400 is the best pick.

2020 Volvo V90

Mercedes Benz E400 4MATIC Wagon vs Audi A4 Alldrive Premium

The Audi A4 Alldrive does not meet the Mercedes Benz E400 4MATIC Wagon in most of the features of the engine specifications and the performance measures. However, it is found to be more eco-friendly and more spacious for tall passengers. It is priced lesser than that of Mercedes Benz E400 4MATIC Wagon but of the two the better option would be the E400.

2020 Audi A4

Mercedes Benz E400 4MATIC Wagon vs Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited

Though the Subaru Outback 3.6R Limited has a higher engine capacity than the Mercedes E400 4MATIC Wagon, it is not able to meet is power delivery because of the 6-speed transmission. There is not much difference in fuel economy and dimensions but the Subaru Outback is found to contain a larger cabin. Hence, if space is your priority then you may go for Subaru Outback.

2020 Subaru Outback

 

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon Final Verdict

The Mercedes Benz E450 4MATIC is an absolute Wagon from the class of Executive cars from Mercedes Benz. It is a 6th generation car from the manufacturer that has the best in class engine specifications, stunning exterior looks, stylish interior, spacious cabin and the most advanced infotainment system and the safety features. When it comes to pricing, though it is found to be costly, the features embedded are worth the value.