Mercedes-Benz E-Class Interior
Critics say the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a very luxurious cabin with premium materials and excellent build quality. The E-Class also has a large trunk, and test drivers write that its front seats are very comfortable and its rear seat is quite spacious for the class. Some reviewers think the E-Class’ COMAND infotainment system is difficult to use, but others like it better than competing infotainment systems because of on-screen menus they describe as straightforward.
- "Inside, things are as plush and refined as ever, with generous amounts of wood and chrome trim creating a decadent environment." -- Left Lane News
- "The enriched cabin gets a restyled dashboard and gauges, a handsome analog clock, aluminum-look switches, and striking wood or metal trim. There's a heightened sense of fit-and-finish; corners and joints are executed with a precision nearly befitting an S-class." --Automobile Magazine (2014)
- "If most people were being really honest, they probably wouldn't need anything bigger, more luxurious or more lavishly appointed than an E-Class." -- AutoTrader (2014)
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan seats five, while the E-Class coupe and convertible seat four. The E-Class wagon comes with a rear-facing third-row seat, which increases seating capacity to seven. The base E250 BlueTEC sedan comes standard with 14-way power-adjustable front seats and leatherette upholstery. Available features include leather upholstery, heated front seats, ventilated front seats and a driver’s seat with a massaging function. Test drivers agree that the E-Class’ front seats are spacious, supportive and very comfortable. They say the rear seat in the sedan is among the roomiest in the class.
- "The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class interior offers profoundly comfortable seats, plenty of headroom and accommodating ergonomics all around." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "The seats are firm, but offer impressive comfort and support for the long haul -- especially the optional multicontour driver seat. … The backseat in four-door models is pleasantly spacious, matching the BMW 5 Series for most hospitable in the midsize luxury class." -- Edmunds
- "Rear passenger space remains generous; as does the size of the trunk." -- AutoTrader (2014)
Standard features in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz E250 BlueTEC sedan include a USB port, Bluetooth, HD Radio, an auxiliary audio jack and Mercedes’ COMAND infotainment system, which includes a dashboard-mounted screen and central control knob. Other standard features include a sunroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, forward collision warning with automatic braking and driver drowsiness monitoring. Available features include a panoramic sunroof, a rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control, push-button start, navigation, satellite radio, a rear-seat entertainment system and a Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system.
Most test drivers say the E-Class’ COMAND infotainment system takes a while to master, and a few add that it takes time to hook up an iPhone without using the owner’s manual. Some reviewers like the COMAND infotainment system more than the systems in rival vehicles because they think the on-screen menus are simple, but others think COMAND is more difficult to use than competing systems.
- "As with every knob-based infotainment system, there's a learning curve, but we generally prefer COMAND to rival systems due to its relatively simple menu structure." -- Edmunds
- "It might take a while to pair an iPhone with the infotainment system without reading the manual (music can be streamed via Bluetooth). Once it's hooked up, though, it's simple to navigate the menus." -- AutoTrader (2014)
- "On a when-will-they-get-it-together note, the COMAND infotainment system looks a bit prettier, but it remains just as awkward to use. And it's still not pretty enough. Both BMW and Audi continue to eat Daimler's lunch in this space, and we're shocked that with all the tech that's gone into this car, there hasn't been more of an emphasis placed on infotainment." -- AutoWeek(2014)
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan has 15.9 cubic feet of trunk space, which is good for the class. Coupe and convertible models offer 13.3 and 11.5 cubic feet, respectively, while the E-Class wagon has up to 57.4 cubic feet with its second- and third-row seats folded. Split-folding rear seats are optional in the sedan. The E-Class is also available with a hands-free trunk lid, which allows you to open and close the trunk by waving your foot under the bumper.
- "The sedan's trunk measures a slightly above average 15.9 cubic feet, while the wagon offers up to 57.4 cubic feet of maximum cargo volume in addition to its trademark rear-facing (and strictly-for-kids) third-row seat that gives it seven-passenger capacity in a pinch. The coupe drops to a still-commendable 13.3 cubic feet of trunk space, while the convertible brings up the rear at 11.5 cubic feet (8.8 with the top down)." -- Edmunds
- "Luggage space is impressive across the line, even in the Cabriolet, which has ample usable trunk space." -- Kelley Blue Book
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