2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review: US News & World Reports

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a standout luxury car, thanks to its potent powertrains, opulent interior, strong safety scores, and an above average predicted reliability rating. Its infotainment system, however, is a bit dated compared to some rivals’ systems.

Is the 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class a Good Used Car?

The 2016 E-Class is a good used car.  It has an upscale cabin, a comfortable drive, and roomy rear seats, and its diesel engine gets excellent fuel economy. However, its handling isn’t as agile as some competitors, and its COMAND infotainment system lacks certain features and isn’t as intuitive as other systems on the market

Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Performance and Interior

The E-Class comes standard with a turbodiesel 2.1-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 195 horsepower. It has several more-powerful engines to choose from, with the most powerful being a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 that makes 577 horsepower. A seven-speed automatic transmission is standard along with rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available. All E-Class models have exciting acceleration from a stop and good highway passing power.

The diesel-powered E250 gets 28 mpg in the city and 40 mpg on the highway, which is better than most other luxury midsize cars. The E350 and E400 both get 20/28 mpg city/highway, which is typical for the class.

The E-Class’ ride is comfortable without being overly cushioned. It’s no slouch on back roads, but it’s not as nimble as competitors, and its steering lacks the heavy, precise feel of a true sport sedan.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a simple and upscale interior, adorned with real wood and metal trim pieces. The center stack is dominated by the COMAND infotainment system screen, which is operated with a central control knob. While the system is easy to use, it lacks many of the latest features, like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, found in class competitors like the Cadillac CTS.

The E-Class is available as a four-seat coupe or cabriolet (convertible), a five-seat sedan, or a seven-seat wagon. The sedan and wagon have plenty of room in both the front- and second-row seats. The wagon’s third row, however, is best left for small children. The E-Class coupe has limited head- and legroom in the rear seat. MB-Tex leatherette is standard, while leather and Nappa leather are available. Heated and ventilated front seats are available, as are massaging front seats.

The E-Class sedan and wagon have two full sets of LATCH car-seat connectors on the rear outboard seats. They are fully exposed and easy to access, making installing a car seat simple and quick.

Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Prices

A used 2016 E-Class costs around $47,500 for a standard E250 sedan and goes up to more than $60,000 for an E550 convertible. Performance AMG sedans and wagons are generally listed at over $90,000. Prices will vary based on the vehicle’s mileage, condition, features, and location.

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