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

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Mercedes understands how to do wagons laced in luxury and decent performance, and the brand-new E450 All-Terrain takes such an unique section to new heights essentially hidden by any other brand. Including a touch of SUV-appeal doesnt injure the total package too. However, what might injure is the price of admission in loading up such a car with an expected price to match my test automobile at $91,210. Though, its finest to bear in mind that the E450 All-Terrain wagon begins at just $67,600, but youre going to desire a few of the preferable choices that you see here on my extravagantly selected test automobile, due to the fact that 7-seats– and you can be much like a modern-day Clark Griswold with a number of additional bonus offers, sans the wood panels.

Theres an abundance of the expected tech features throughout the E450 All-Terrains dashboard, which consist of the highlighted features of heated/ventilated front seats, rubbing front seats, heated back (2nd row) seats, manual rear seat sunshades, soft-close doors, color heads-up display, 12.3-inch configurable gauge cluster, the most current 12.3-inch touchscreen MBUX infotainment system with “Hey Mercedes” voice reaction, augmented reality for the navigation system, wireless phone charging, 64-color ambient interior LED lighting, panorama roofing system, power rear freight privacy cover (closes and opens with power liftgate) and a complete range of active safety functions (lane departure warning/change assist, blind-spot monitors, forward accident alert/emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert/active brake help, adaptive cruise control/w route-based speed adjustment). Usage of the touch-capacitive steering wheel buttons can be a variety as you make certain to accidently push or slide across a few of the touch points, which integrate both touch-slider locations and buttons.

The interior of the brand-new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the brand-new style from the updated E-Class. Where things are a bit different, for apparent reasons, is out back where there are a couple of tricks up the E450 wagons sleeve. Out back youll not just discover a spacious freight location in the All-Terrain being exclusively a wagon, however you will discover 2 rear-facing dive seats that fold out of the freight flooring. The two jump seats are little and primarily produced those times you require to tote two 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 nostalgic parts of the E450 All-Terrain, bringing back the lots of memories of myself jumping 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 odor, fortunately. Instead, it had the delightful smell of its cabin freshener container encased 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 switch on the air freshener?”

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

Summarizing the performance aspects of the E450 All-Terrain wagon, you can easily say its more of a roadway conqueror than an off-roader in spite of its capability to actually rise to the occasion with its adjustable air suspension. The ride height is already 1.2-inches greater 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 many of its time, out on the road, theres a Sport and Sport+ mode that lowers the suspension but keeps a nice compliant trip quality to incredibly smooth and immediately moistens road flaws. In the default Comfort drive mode, the E450 Wagon flight extremely luxurious without much undesirable body movement with somewhat numb and effortless steering– its a quiet, separating, practically S-Class, experience.

There are those welcoming and unusual events that I get a car in for evaluation that feels a little nostalgic. This week, a rarity among the mainstream and luxury segments beautifies my garage in the kind of a wagon from Mercedes-Benz. The Benz lineup is substantial, and in it are a couple of rarities that have the occasion of unexpected lots of observers and those fascinated by the German brand boldly going where other automakers do not attempt. 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 new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is refreshed for the 2021 design year and with that, the E450 wagon gets a special treatment to not only fit the revitalized mold however also go the way of SUVs and, attempt I say, Subaru, with its plastic wheel arch cladding. Such a look isnt what you anticipate out of Mercedes-Benz but in some way, they make it work, and the method it works is rather smart in still retaining the supple ride quality and extraordinary high-end visits that you anticipate out of a new E-Class. The wagon side of things, just as its done in a standard sense with Mercedes, doesnt detract much from its drivability in anticipating a luxurious sports sedan experience.

Powered by Mercedes latest modular engine, a mild 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 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 add low-end torque however still includes the horsepower when the appropriate level of the throttle is used. The interior of the new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the brand-new style from the updated E-Class. The jump seats are the classic parts of the E450 All-Terrain, bringing back the numerous memories of myself leaping into my aunts old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even keep in mind that distinct vinyl seat smell. Mercedes understands how to do wagons laced in high-end and good performance, and the new E450 All-Terrain takes such an unique segment to new heights fundamentally hidden by any other brand name.

The styling of the E450 All-Terrain wagon is pleasing with a nice classiness to the total appeal. My test lorry having a long list of alternatives, consists of the bigger 20-inch wheels, which add a stylish styling to the appearance and its driving character over lower-trims of the E-Class sedan with the standard wheel plan. I was able to make it to a regional tire store and have the tire changed after travelling 45 mph for about 8 miles without much difference in the trip till making a sharp turn into the shops plaza.

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