Get the midlevel SE trim. The SE includes a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t worry about a stiff ride, although SE continues to be relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can be a great bargain considering all of the safety and tech equipment you receive for the money. Finally, the SE can be acquired with a wide variety of options, to help you pick and choose which ones are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs might be most of the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Coming off a redesign just last year, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is really a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with a lot of standard safety equipment and a lot of options to choose from.
As has been the case for some time, you may get the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class with a four-cylinder engine or perhaps a more powerful V6, or you may get the miserly 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is comfortable and compliant. 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class with a bit of extra personality. Inside, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class provides a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you opt for one of the upper trim levels. There are lots of options to pick from along the way.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class can be as competent as they come. It’s well-priced on the whole, and modern feature content makes it supremely simple to drive. If you’re looking for something with much more class and space than a small sedan, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class might just be the sedan for you.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the beds base trim. It comes with a relatively light load of features that includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Safety Sense, which is really a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On the next rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and an automobile alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You can think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a variety of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a more impressive 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Many of the features found on the upper trim levels can be included with the low trim levels as options. Other notable options include a sunroof, a JBL sound system combined with a built-in navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the trunk seat is easy to fold down to fit longer items. There are enough cabin storage options to make most people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good however not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but includes a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is a decent size, and you will find modest door pockets in the front and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles allow it to be easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s very easy to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and easy to get at lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough space so your front seat need not be scooted entirely forward.