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

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Theres an abundance of the anticipated tech functions throughout the E450 All-Terrains control panel, which consist of the highlighted functions of heated/ventilated front seats, massaging front seats, heated rear (2nd row) seats, manual rear seat sunshades, soft-close doors, color heads-up display screen, 12.3-inch configurable gauge cluster, the most recent 12.3-inch touchscreen MBUX infotainment system with “Hey Mercedes” voice response, enhanced truth 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 full selection of active safety functions (lane departure warning/change help, blind-spot monitors, forward accident alert/emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert/active brake assist, adaptive cruise control/w route-based speed adjustment). Usage of the touch-capacitive wheel buttons can be a mixed bag as you make certain to accidently press or slide throughout a few of the touch points, which integrate both touch-slider locations and buttons.

There are those inviting and uncommon occasions that I get a vehicle in for review that feels a little nostalgic. This week, a rarity amongst the mainstream and luxury segments enhances my garage in the kind of a wagon from Mercedes-Benz. The Benz lineup is extensive, and in it are a few rarities that have the celebration of surprising lots of onlookers and those fascinated by the German brand name boldly going where other car manufacturers do not attempt. This time, its the Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain wagon that captivates numerous as I drive it around town and on the highway.
The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is refreshed for the 2021 model year and with that, the E450 wagon gets a special treatment to not just fit the revitalized mold however 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 method it works is rather creative in still maintaining the flexible trip quality and exceptional luxury visits that you expect out of a brand-new E-Class. The wagon side of things, just as its performed in a conventional sense with Mercedes, does not detract much from its drivability in anticipating a glamorous 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. When the engine shuts down, the setup keeps accessories running at complete capability for long periods of time at the stoplight. The engine choice, with a total output of 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque, is the most recent 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 four wheels creating a seamless and smooth experience in power shipment. 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 proper level of the throttle is used. The system in fact makes for a rather fuel-efficient experience with real-world attainable EPA-estimates of 22 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, and 24 mpg integrated. When youre not pressed to save fuel and make a dash to 60 mph from a standstill, anticipate it to take just 4.4 seconds, which is impressive for any “wagon” based on a mid-sized sedan.

The styling of the E450 All-Terrain wagon is pleasing with a good 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 look 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 replaced after cruising 45 miles per hour for about 8 miles without much difference in the ride up until making a sharp turn into the shops plaza.

Powered by Mercedes most current modular engine, a mild hybrid setup, the E450 All-Terrain wagon is poised out on the roadway and takes well advantage of the 48-volt system. 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 does not have a real power-filler to add low-end torque however still adds the horse power when the correct level of the throttle is used. The interior of the brand-new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the brand-new style from the upgraded E-Class. The dive seats are the classic 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 distinctive vinyl seat smell. Mercedes knows how to do wagons laced in luxury and decent performance, and the brand-new E450 All-Terrain takes such a special segment to brand-new heights basically unseen by any other brand.

Mercedes knows how to do wagons laced in high-end and decent efficiency, and the new E450 All-Terrain takes such an unique sector to brand-new heights basically unseen by any other brand name. Its finest to keep in mind that the E450 All-Terrain wagon begins at just $67,600, but youre going to want some of the desirable options that you see here on my extravagantly selected test car, due to the fact that 7-seats– and you can be just like a modern-day Clark Griswold with numerous additional bonuses, sans the wood panels.

The interior of the new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the brand-new design from the updated E-Class. Where things are a bit various, for apparent reasons, is out back where there are a number of tricks up the E450 wagons sleeve. Out back youll not just discover a spacious cargo location in the All-Terrain being specifically a wagon, but you will discover 2 rear-facing dive seats that fold out of the freight floor. The 2 dive seats are small and mainly made for those times you require to carry 2 of your friends, preferably kids or “little adults,” in a pinch. That technically makes the E450 All-Terrain wagon a 7-passenger. The dive seats are the nostalgic parts of the E450 All-Terrain, restoring the many memories of myself delving into my aunties old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even remember that distinctive vinyl seat smell. The E450 All-Terrain didnt have that smell, the good news is. Rather, it had the wonderful odor of its cabin freshener cylinder framed in the glove box that can be set to instantly pump through the environment system. All I needed to do was say, “Hey Mercedes, can you turn on the air freshener?”

Summing up the performance elements of the E450 All-Terrain wagon, you can easily state its more of a roadway conqueror than an off-roader despite its capability to literally increase to the occasion with its adjustable air suspension. In the default Comfort drive mode, the E450 Wagon flight extremely luxurious without much unwanted body movement with rather numb and simple and easy steering– its a peaceful, isolating, almost S-Class, experience.

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