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

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Powered by Mercedes newest modular engine, a moderate hybrid setup, the E450 All-Terrain wagon is poised out on the road and takes well advantage 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 real power-filler to add low-end torque but 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 design from the updated E-Class. The dive seats are the classic parts of the E450 All-Terrain, bringing back the lots of memories of myself leaping into my aunties old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even remember that distinctive vinyl seat odor. Mercedes knows how to do wagons laced in high-end and decent performance, and the new E450 All-Terrain takes such a distinct segment to new heights essentially unseen by any other brand.

Mercedes knows how to do wagons laced in high-end and decent performance, and the new E450 All-Terrain takes such an unique segment to new heights basically hidden by any other brand name. Adding a touch of SUV-appeal does not harm the general package. However, what may hurt is the cost of admission in packing up such a vehicle with an expected cost to match my test vehicle at $91,210. Though, its finest to remember that the E450 All-Terrain wagon begins at just $67,600, but youre going to desire some of the desirable options that you see here on my extravagantly designated test lorry, since 7-seats– and you can be similar to a modern-day Clark Griswold with several extra rewards, sans the wood panels.

Theres an abundance of the anticipated tech features throughout the E450 All-Terrains dashboard, that include the highlighted features of heated/ventilated front seats, massaging front seats, heated back (second 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, augmented reality for the navigation system, cordless phone charging, 64-color ambient interior LED lighting, panorama roof, power rear cargo personal privacy cover (closes and opens with power liftgate) and a full array of active safety functions (lane departure warning/change assist, blind-spot monitors, forward crash alert/emergency braking, rear cross-traffic alert/active brake help, adaptive cruise control/w route-based speed adaptation). Usage of the touch-capacitive wheel buttons can be a combined bag as you make certain to accidently press or move across some of the touch points, which incorporate both touch-slider locations and buttons.

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 version does not have a true power-filler to add low-end torque but still includes the horse power when the appropriate level of the throttle is used. When youre not pressed to conserve fuel and make a dash to 60 miles per hour from a grinding halt, expect it to take just 4.4 seconds, which is outstanding for any “wagon” based on a mid-sized sedan.

There are those inviting and rare occasions that I get a vehicle in for review that feels a little sentimental. Today, a rarity amongst the mainstream and luxury sections 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 celebration of unexpected many observers and those interested by the German brand boldly going where other car manufacturers do not dare. This time, its the Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain wagon that mesmerizes 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 an unique treatment to not only fit the revitalized mold but likewise go the method of SUVs and, attempt I say, Subaru, with its plastic wheel arch cladding. Such an appearance isnt what you anticipate out of Mercedes-Benz but somehow, they make it work, and the method it works is rather smart in still keeping the flexible ride quality and remarkable luxury visits that you anticipate out of a brand-new E-Class. The wagon side of things, just as its done in a traditional sense with Mercedes, does not detract much from its drivability in anticipating a luxurious sports sedan experience.

The interior of the new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the brand-new design from the upgraded E-Class. That technically makes the E450 All-Terrain wagon a 7-passenger. The jump seats are the sentimental parts of the E450 All-Terrain, bringing back the many memories of myself jumping into my aunties old 1970-somthing Ford LTD wagon– I can even remember that unique vinyl seat odor.

The styling of the E450 All-Terrain wagon is pleasing with a great classiness to the total appeal. My test lorry having a long list of choices, includes the bigger 20-inch wheels, which include a sporty styling to the look and its driving character over lower-trims of the E-Class sedan with the basic wheel plan. I was able to make it to a local tire store and have actually the tire changed after travelling 45 mph for about 8 miles without much distinction in the flight up until making a sharp turn into the shops plaza.

Summing up the efficiency aspects of the E450 All-Terrain wagon, you can quickly state its more of a roadway conqueror than an off-roader despite its capability to actually increase to the occasion with its adjustable air suspension. The flight 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 instantly adjust the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system for rough surface. For where the E450 All-Terrain will spend most of its time, out on the roadway, theres a Sport and Sport+ mode that lowers the suspension but maintains a great compliant flight quality to extremely smooth and instantly dampens road imperfections. In the default Comfort drive mode, the E450 Wagon trip extremely luxurious without much unwanted body language with rather numb and uncomplicated steering– its a quiet, separating, practically S-Class, experience.

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