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2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon Review

This review was written when the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon was new.

The 2008 Mercedes Benz E-Class Wagons offer a nice balance of power and comfort. Reviewers like the way these wagons look and handle the road, and praise the feature-filled cabins.

Whether you prefer the stately ambiance of the base E350 wagon or the fiery performance of an AMG E63, the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon is described as a luxurious wagon that lives up to its manufacturer's reputation well.

However, several automotive reviewers report this as a good and a bad thing -- not only does the wagon offer a higher caliber of comfort and performance, but it's only affordable to those of a higher tax bracket. Representing both the good and the bad, Forbes suggests you purchase the E Class Wagon "if you want an elegant midsize luxury station wagon that strikes a nice balance of comfort, style, and performance," but recommends you shop around if money is an issue or "having to take this expensive German wagon to the repair shop isn't your idea of a luxurious experience." 

If you're interested in a luxury wagon but are not sold on either of the E-Class Wagon trims, consider BMW 3-Series and 5-Series wagons.

  • "Depending on which version you choose, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon can be an upscale people mover, or one of the most practical high-performance cars sold." -- Forbes
  • "The same engine options and AMG upgrades provide the E-class wagons with versatility without diluting the refinement, luxury, and appeal of the E-class sedan." -- Car and Driver
  • "The E-Class makes for a pretty car, inside and out. We've always been fond of the wagon version, too; it's a near perfect size, not too big, not too small." -- AutoWeek
  • "It's a station wagon -- a Mercedes-Benz station wagon that is, in some ways, a stealth SUV: thirsty, hearty, utilitarian, a great family car for New England winters." -- Boston Globe
Review Last Updated: 2/26/09

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