2007 Mercedes-Benz E Class Review
This review was written when the 2007 Mercedes-Benz E Class was new.
The E-Class delivers prestige, luxury and premium handling. If you're looking for ample cargo space and a roomier back seat, try the related Mercedes Benz E-Class Wagon. If you're looking for sophisticated sports sedan, you should also consider the acclaimed BMW 5-Series.
Critics generally agree the 2007 Mercedes Benz E-Class lives up to its advertised image as a perfect blend of luxury sedan and sports car capabilities. Updated for 2007, the E-Class comes with numerous safety features, which helps it maintain its position as "one of the most capable, most luxurious and safest vehicles on the road," according to Edmunds. It's "unquestionably the most popular luxury executive sedan on the global market today," says Automobile.com. While it faces stiff competition from the Audi A6 and the BMW 5-Series (which receives an update for 2008), the Mercedes E-Class is thought to hold its own in both luxury and performance driving. The 2007 E-Class updates, according to Road and Track, have given this already "darn fine automobile" a "finer edge."
Forbes affirms, "The Mercedes-Benz E-Class emerges as one of the best sport sedans money can buy." Despite these endorsements, the E-Class is costly, even for its class. The base E350 Sedan has a starting price over $50,000, which is $5,000 to $10,000 more expensive than the base 5-Series, A6, and most other competitive midsize luxury sedans. Cars.com advises shoppers who are concerned with price to also consider luxury Japanese options, which it believes " offer comparable performance and luxury for considerably less money." IntelliChoice gives the base E-Class Sedan a "better than average" value rating, based on total cost of ownership compared to others in its class.