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 efficiency, and the new E450 All-Terrain takes such a special segment to brand-new heights essentially unseen by any other brand name. Adding a touch of SUV-appeal doesnt hurt the general package also. However, what might hurt is the price of admission in filling up such an automobile with an anticipated price to match my test automobile at $91,210. Though, its finest to bear in mind that the E450 All-Terrain wagon starts at just $67,600, however youre going to desire a few of the desirable choices that you see here on my lavishly designated test vehicle, because 7-seats– and you can be much like a modern-day Clark Griswold with a number of extra benefits, sans the wood panels.

The interior of the brand-new Mercedes E450 All-Terrain wagon takes much of the new design from the upgraded E-Class. That technically makes the E450 All-Terrain wagon a 7-passenger. The jump seats are the nostalgic 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 keep in mind that distinctive vinyl seat smell.

The styling of the E450 All-Terrain wagon is pleasing with a nice classiness to the overall appeal. My test vehicle 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. Surprisingly, the wheels and tires are staggered with larger 275/35 in the rear and narrower 245/40 rubber in the front. The Pirelli P-Zero run-flat efficiency tires succeed to stay very quiet on the road and offer guarantee of getting to a safe location when a blowout scenario occurs, as it did on my test. I had the ability to make it to a regional tire shop and have the tire replaced after travelling 45 miles per hour for about 8 miles without much distinction in the trip till making a sharp turn into the stores plaza. Two nails in the sidewall put a finish to the run-flat tire, which otherwise might have been alright if it was a basic flat. Great contact the run-flats, Mercedes!

Powered by Mercedes latest 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. 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 however still includes the horsepower when the correct level of the throttle is applied. When youre not pushed to save fuel and make a dash to 60 miles per hour from a grinding halt, expect it to take simply 4.4 seconds, which is excellent for any “wagon” based on a mid-sized sedan.

Powered by Mercedes latest 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 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 include 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 design from the updated E-Class. The dive seats are the nostalgic 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 understands how to do wagons laced in high-end and good performance, and the new E450 All-Terrain takes such a distinct section to brand-new heights fundamentally hidden by any other brand name.

Theres an abundance of the anticipated tech functions throughout the E450 All-Terrains dashboard, which consist of the highlighted features of heated/ventilated front seats, massaging front seats, heated back (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 action, augmented truth for the navigation system, wireless phone charging, 64-color ambient interior LED lighting, panorama roofing, power rear cargo personal privacy cover (opens and closes with power liftgate) and a complete selection 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). Use of the touch-capacitive steering wheel buttons can be a blended bag as you make certain to accidently press or slide across a few of the touch points, which incorporate both touch-slider locations and buttons.

Summarizing the performance elements of the E450 All-Terrain wagon, you can easily state its more of a roadway conqueror than an off-roader regardless of its capability to actually rise to the celebration with its adjustable air suspension. The flight height is currently 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 automatically adapt the 4MATIC all-wheel-drive system for rough terrain. For where the E450 All-Terrain will invest the majority of its time, out on the roadway, theres a Sport and Sport+ mode that decreases the suspension however maintains a good certified flight quality to extremely smooth and immediately dampens road imperfections. In the default Comfort drive mode, the E450 Wagon flight very plush without much unwanted body motion with rather numb and simple and easy steering– its a quiet, isolating, almost S-Class, experience.

This week, a rarity amongst the mainstream and luxury sectors enhances my garage in the kind of a wagon from Mercedes-Benz. This time, its the Mercedes-Benz E450 All-Terrain wagon that mesmerizes numerous as I drive it around town and on the highway.
The brand-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is refreshed for the 2021 model year and with that, the E450 wagon gets a special treatment to not only 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 anticipate out of Mercedes-Benz however in some way, they make it work, and the way it works is rather creative in still keeping the flexible flight quality and extraordinary luxury appointments that you anticipate out of a brand-new E-Class. The wagon side of things, simply as its done in a standard sense with Mercedes, doesnt detract much from its drivability in expecting a luxurious sports sedan experience.

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