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

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Summarizing the performance aspects of the E450 All-Terrain wagon, you can quickly say its more of a road conqueror than an off-roader despite its ability to actually increase to the event with its adjustable air suspension. In the default Comfort drive mode, the E450 Wagon flight really luxurious without much undesirable body motion with simple and easy and somewhat numb steering– its a peaceful, isolating, practically 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 an unique sector to new heights fundamentally hidden by any other brand. Its best to keep in mind that the E450 All-Terrain wagon starts at simply $67,600, however youre going to desire some of the preferable choices that you see here on my lavishly appointed test vehicle, since 7-seats– and you can be just like a modern-day Clark Griswold with several extra bonus offers, sans the wood panels.

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 factors, is out back where there are a couple of techniques up the E450 wagons sleeve. Out back youll not only find a spacious cargo area in the All-Terrain being exclusively a wagon, however you will find two rear-facing dive seats that fold out of the freight flooring. The two jump seats are small and mostly produced those times you need to carry 2 of your good friends, ideally kids or “little grownups,” in a pinch. That technically makes the E450 All-Terrain wagon a 7-passenger. The dive seats are the classic parts of the E450 All-Terrain, restoring the numerous memories of myself delving into my aunties old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even bear in mind that distinctive vinyl seat odor. The E450 All-Terrain didnt have that smell, luckily. Rather, it had the delightful odor of its cabin freshener container framed in the glove box that can be set to instantly pump through the climate system. All I had to do was state, “Hey Mercedes, can you switch on the air freshener?”

This week, a rarity among the mainstream and luxury sectors graces my garage in the type 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 new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is revitalized for the 2021 model year and with that, the E450 wagon gets a special treatment to not only fit the revitalized mold but likewise go the way of SUVs and, attempt I say, Subaru, with its plastic wheel arch cladding. Such an appearance isnt what you anticipate out of Mercedes-Benz however in some way, they make it work, and the method it works is rather smart in still maintaining the supple ride quality and remarkable high-end visits that you anticipate out of a new E-Class. The wagon side of things, just as its performed in a standard sense with Mercedes, does not detract much from its drivability in anticipating a luxurious sports sedan experience.

The styling of the E450 All-Terrain wagon is pleasing with a great classiness to the general appeal. My test lorry having a long list of alternatives, consists of the bigger 20-inch wheels, which add a sporty styling to the look and its driving character over lower-trims of the E-Class sedan with the standard wheel bundle. I was able to make it to a regional tire shop and have actually the tire changed after travelling 45 mph 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 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 add low-end torque but still includes the horse power when the proper level of the throttle is applied. When youre not pressed to conserve fuel and make a dash to 60 mph from a grinding halt, anticipate it to take just 4.4 seconds, which is remarkable for any “wagon” based on a mid-sized sedan.

Theres an abundance of the expected tech functions throughout the E450 All-Terrains dashboard, which include the highlighted features of heated/ventilated front seats, massaging front seats, heated rear (second 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 action, augmented reality for the navigation system, cordless phone charging, 64-color ambient interior LED lighting, panorama roofing, power rear freight privacy cover (opens and closes with power liftgate) and a complete variety of active safety functions (lane departure warning/change assist, blind-spot monitors, forward collision alert/emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert/active brake assist, adaptive cruise control/w route-based speed adaptation). Use of the touch-capacitive wheel buttons can be a combined bag as you make certain to accidently press or slide across a few of the touch points, which incorporate both touch-slider areas and buttons.

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 major 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 add low-end torque but still includes the horse power when the correct level of the throttle is applied. 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 sentimental parts of the E450 All-Terrain, bringing back the many memories of myself jumping into my aunts old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even keep in mind that unique vinyl seat odor. Mercedes understands how to do wagons laced in luxury and decent performance, and the brand-new E450 All-Terrain takes such a special segment to new heights essentially hidden by any other brand.

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