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

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Theres an abundance of the expected tech functions throughout the E450 All-Terrains control panel, that include the highlighted features 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 latest 12.3-inch touchscreen MBUX infotainment system with “Hey Mercedes” voice response, augmented truth for the navigation system, cordless phone charging, 64-color ambient interior LED lighting, panorama roofing system, power rear freight privacy cover (closes and opens with power liftgate) and a full selection of active security features (lane departure warning/change assist, blind-spot monitors, forward accident alert/emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert/active brake assist, adaptive cruise control/w route-based speed adaptation). Usage of the touch-capacitive steering wheel buttons can be a blended bag as you are sure to accidently push or move across a few of the touch points, which incorporate both touch-slider areas and buttons.

The interior of the brand-new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the brand-new design from the upgraded 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 freight area in the All-Terrain being specifically a wagon, but you will discover 2 rear-facing jump seats that fold out of the freight flooring. The 2 dive seats are little and primarily produced those times you need to tote 2 of your good friends, ideally kids or “little adults,” in a pinch. That technically makes the E450 All-Terrain wagon a 7-passenger. The dive seats are the sentimental parts of the E450 All-Terrain, reviving the lots of memories of myself delving into my aunts old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even keep in mind that unique vinyl seat smell. The E450 All-Terrain didnt have that smell, thankfully. Instead, it had the wonderful odor of its cabin freshener container encased in the glove box that can be set to automatically pump through the climate system. All I had to do was say, “Hey Mercedes, can you turn on the air freshener?”

The styling of the E450 All-Terrain wagon is pleasing with a great classiness to the general appeal. My test car having a long list of options, consists of the larger 20-inch wheels, which include a sporty styling to the appearance and its driving character over lower-trims of the E-Class sedan with the basic wheel package. I was able to make it to a regional tire store and have actually the tire replaced after travelling 45 mph for about 8 miles without much distinction in the ride up until making a sharp turn into the shops plaza.

This week, a rarity amongst the mainstream and high-end sectors beautifies my garage in the form of a wagon from Mercedes-Benz. This time, its the Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain wagon that captivates numerous as I drive it around town and on the highway.
The brand-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is revitalized 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 way of SUVs and, dare I say, Subaru, with its plastic wheel arch cladding. Such a look isnt what you expect out of Mercedes-Benz however somehow, they make it work, and the way it works is rather clever in still keeping the supple flight quality and remarkable high-end consultations that you expect out of a new E-Class. The wagon side of things, just as its done in a standard sense with Mercedes, does not detract much from its drivability in anticipating a glamorous sports sedan experience.

Summarizing the efficiency elements of the E450 All-Terrain wagon, you can easily state its more of a road conqueror than an off-roader regardless of its ability to actually increase to the event with its adjustable air suspension. In the default Comfort drive mode, the E450 Wagon trip really plush without much unwanted body movement with simple and easy and rather numb steering– its a peaceful, separating, almost S-Class, experience.

Mercedes understands how to do wagons laced in high-end and good performance, and the brand-new E450 All-Terrain takes such a special segment to new heights essentially hidden by any other brand. Its finest to keep in mind that the E450 All-Terrain wagon starts at simply $67,600, but youre going to want some of the desirable alternatives that you see here on my lavishly designated test car, since 7-seats– and you can be just like a modern-day Clark Griswold with a number of additional bonuses, sans the wood panels.

Powered by Mercedes newest modular engine, a moderate hybrid setup, the E450 All-Terrain wagon is poised out on the road 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 does not have a true power-filler to include low-end torque but still adds the horse power when the correct level of the throttle is used. The interior of the new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the brand-new design from the updated E-Class. The dive seats are the sentimental parts of the E450 All-Terrain, bringing back the many memories of myself leaping into my aunts old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even remember that distinctive vinyl seat odor. Mercedes understands how to do wagons laced in luxury and good efficiency, and the brand-new E450 All-Terrain takes such an unique sector to new heights basically unseen by any other brand name.

Powered by Mercedes newest 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 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 true power-filler to include low-end torque however still adds the horsepower when the correct level of the throttle is applied. When youre not pushed to save fuel and make a dash to 60 mph from a grinding halt, anticipate it to take simply 4.4 seconds, which is outstanding for any “wagon” based on a mid-sized sedan.

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