2010 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. Its Competition

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class lineup shares close quarters with its German compadres.

The Audi A6 lineup was refreshed for 2009 with direct-injection engines and a new front end, but it's halfway through its life cycle.

Wagon and all-wheel-drive versions are offered-similar to the BMW 5-Series lineup, which also includes the terrifyingly fast M5 sedan to tackle the Audi S6 and the Benz AMG editions.

Infiniti's M sedan is a suave counterpart from Japan, with a choice of six- and eight-cylinder engines, and rear- or all-wheel drive.

The shocking final option? The 2009 Hyundai Genesis, which has a high-$30,000 price tag, a fantastic interior, rear-drive power delivery, and a nearly 400-horsepower V-8.

Once Hyundai adds paddle shifters, sport suspension tuning, and body effects, it'll no doubt win more converts.

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Quick Specs
The 2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process.
The 2010 Hyundai Genesis is a power play for luxury credibility-and it's just about the equal of mid-size luxury rivals from Lexus and Infiniti.
The 2009 Jaguar XF is an easy car to love. It performs as well as anything in the class--and has unexpected glamorous touches that will win over converts.
The 2008 Audi A6 has plenty of competition, but its graceful look and feel set it apart from more brutal German and more clinical Japanese iron.
The 5-Series sedans and wagons aren't the most practical or the best values in their class, but they're very enjoyable to drive.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy11 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Gas V6Gas V6Gas V8Gas V6Gas I6
EPA Class    
Sub-CompactLarge car- TBD -MidsizeMid-Size
Style Name    
2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD4-Door Sedan 3.8L V64-Door Sedan Luxury4-Door Sedan 3.2L FrontTrak4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
2 Door Coupe4 Door Sedan4-Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic CVTManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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