The new E-Class family will grow over time to include other bodies and drivetrains—for now, its chief rivals are the base models of other mid-size luxury sedans.
We're infatuated with the Cadillac CTS' steering feel and handling, and its Le Mans-style LED lighting, but it hasn't resonated as well with buyers.
The new Jaguar XF is a pretty, lighter-weight car with a plush ride and available turbodiesel power.
The latest Lexus GS sedan now reaches from turbo-four power at the entry level, to GS F levels of V-8 power.
The E-Class' main rivals, though, are the still-handsome Audi A6, an excellent all-around performer with available all-wheel drive and S6 power, and the BMW 5-Series, which emerges early in 2017 as a brand-new model.
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|2017 Mercedes-Benz E ClassBrowse Used Listings||2017 Audi A6Browse Used Listings||2017 BMW 5-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2017 Cadillac CTSBrowse Used Listings||2017 Jaguar XFBrowse Used Listings||2017 Lexus GSBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Midsize Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size||Mid-Size Cars||Mid-Size Cars|
|E 300 Luxury RWD Sedan||2.0 TFSI Premium FWD||530i Sedan||4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD||20d RWD||GS Turbo RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||4 Door Sedan||Sedan||Sedan|
|Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
|Detailed Spec Comparison|
|2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. 2017 Audi A6||2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. 2017 BMW 5-Series||2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. 2017 Cadillac CTS||2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. 2017 Jaguar XF||2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. 2017 Lexus GS|