2021 Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain Wagon Review & Test Drive

Automotive

The interior of the new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the brand-new style from the upgraded E-Class. Where things are a bit various, for obvious reasons, is out back where there are a number of tricks up the E450 wagons sleeve. Out back youll not only find a spacious cargo area in the All-Terrain being specifically a wagon, however you will discover 2 rear-facing jump seats that fold out of the cargo floor. The 2 jump seats are little and primarily produced those times you need to carry 2 of your buddies, preferably kids or “small adults,” in a pinch. That technically makes the E450 All-Terrain wagon a 7-passenger. The jump seats are the classic parts of the E450 All-Terrain, reviving the numerous memories of myself jumping into my aunts old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even remember that unique vinyl seat smell. The E450 All-Terrain didnt have that smell, fortunately. Rather, it had the delightful smell of its cabin freshener container enclosed in the glove box that can be set to automatically pump through the environment system. All I had to do was state, “Hey Mercedes, can you turn on the air freshener?”

Summing up the efficiency aspects of the E450 All-Terrain wagon, you can quickly state its more of a road conqueror than an off-roader regardless of its capability to literally rise to the occasion with its adjustable air suspension. The trip height is already 1.2-inches higher than its predecessor and it can slightly increase ground clearance by raising the suspension in the Off-Road drive mode and immediately adapt the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system for rough terrain. For where the E450 All-Terrain will invest most of its time, out on the roadway, theres a Sport and Sport+ mode that decreases the suspension but keeps a great certified flight quality to extremely smooth and instantly moistens roadway flaws. In the default Comfort drive mode, the E450 Wagon ride really luxurious without much unwanted body language with rather numb and effortless steering– its a quiet, separating, almost S-Class, experience.

The styling of the E450 All-Terrain wagon is pleasing with a nice classiness to the overall appeal. My test vehicle having a long list of choices, includes the larger 20-inch wheels, which include a stylish styling to the appearance and its driving character over lower-trims of the E-Class sedan with the standard wheel package. I was able to make it to a regional tire shop and have actually the tire changed after travelling 45 miles per hour for about 8 miles without much distinction in the trip up until making a sharp turn into the shops plaza.

There are those welcoming and uncommon events that I get a vehicle in for evaluation that feels a little sentimental. This week, a rarity amongst the mainstream and luxury segments enhances my garage in the type of a wagon from Mercedes-Benz. The Benz lineup is comprehensive, and in it are a few rarities that have the occasion of unexpected many onlookers and those captivated by the German brand name boldly going where other automakers do not dare. This time, its the Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain wagon that captivates lots of as I drive it around town and on the highway.
The brand-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is refreshed for the 2021 design year and with that, the E450 wagon gets a distinct treatment to not just fit the revitalized mold but also go the method of SUVs and, dare I state, Subaru, with its plastic wheel arch cladding. Such an appearance isnt what you expect out of Mercedes-Benz however in some way, they make it work, and the way it works is rather clever in still retaining the flexible trip quality and remarkable luxury consultations that you anticipate out of a new E-Class. The wagon side of things, simply as its carried out in a conventional sense with Mercedes, doesnt detract much from its drivability in expecting an elegant sports sedan experience.

Powered by Mercedes most current modular engine, a mild hybrid setup, the E450 All-Terrain wagon is poised out on the road and takes well advantage of the 48-volt system. The setup keeps devices running at full capability for long durations of time at the stoplight when the engine closes down. The engine choice, with a total output of 362 horse power and 369 lb-ft of torque, is the current 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6-cylinder that gets a short-term power boost from the mild-hybrid system that can add as much as 21 extra horsepower to the mix when such power is demanded. The engine is mated to a 9-speed transmission and sends out power to all 4 wheels creating a smooth and smooth experience in power shipment. The only major difference in the mild-hybrid setup in the E450 wagon compared to something like the AMG E53 Sedan is that the wagons variation lacks a real power-filler to include low-end torque however still includes the horse power when the correct level of the throttle is used. The system actually produces a rather fuel-efficient experience with real-world achievable EPA-estimates of 22 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 24 mpg combined. When youre not pressed to save fuel and make a dash to 60 mph from a standstill, anticipate it to take simply 4.4 seconds, which is outstanding for any “wagon” based on a mid-sized sedan.

Mercedes understands how to do wagons laced in luxury and good performance, and the brand-new E450 All-Terrain takes such an unique segment to brand-new heights essentially unseen by any other brand. Including a touch of SUV-appeal doesnt injure the general package. Nevertheless, what might hurt is the cost of admission in filling up such a lorry with an expected rate to match my test car at $91,210. Its finest to keep in mind that the E450 All-Terrain wagon begins at simply $67,600, but youre going to desire some of the preferable choices that you see here on my extravagantly appointed test car, because 7-seats– and you can be just like a modern-day Clark Griswold with a number of extra bonuses, sans the wood panels.

Powered by Mercedes latest modular engine, a moderate hybrid setup, the E450 All-Terrain wagon is poised out on the roadway and takes well benefit of the 48-volt system. The only significant distinction in the mild-hybrid setup in the E450 wagon compared to something like the AMG E53 Sedan is that the wagons version lacks a real power-filler to include low-end torque however still includes the horse power when the appropriate level of the throttle is used. The interior of the new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the new style from the updated E-Class. The jump seats are the nostalgic parts of the E450 All-Terrain, bringing back the lots of memories of myself jumping into my aunts old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even remember that distinct vinyl seat odor. Mercedes understands how to do wagons laced in high-end and good performance, and the brand-new E450 All-Terrain takes such an unique section to new heights fundamentally hidden by any other brand.

Theres an abundance of the expected tech features throughout the E450 All-Terrains control panel, that include the highlighted functions of heated/ventilated front seats, massaging front seats, heated back (2nd row) seats, manual rear seat sunshades, soft-close doors, color heads-up screen, 12.3-inch configurable gauge cluster, the current 12.3-inch touchscreen MBUX infotainment system with “Hey Mercedes” voice reaction, enhanced reality for the navigation system, wireless phone charging, 64-color ambient interior LED lighting, panorama roofing system, power rear freight personal privacy cover (closes and opens with power liftgate) and a complete array of active security functions (lane departure warning/change assist, blind-spot screens, forward crash alert/emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert/active brake assist, adaptive cruise control/w route-based speed adjustment). Usage of the touch-capacitive steering wheel buttons can be a blended bag as you make certain to accidently press or move throughout some of the touch points, which include both touch-slider areas and buttons.

Leave a Reply