2019 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. Its Competition

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 coupe
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

No automaker matches the breadth and depth of the Benz E-Class range.

Audi comes closest with its A6 and A7, two sublime takes on mid-size luxury that can be mild or manic between basic turbo-4 and RS guise.

The BMW 5-Series is more focused than before and its right-priced plug-in hybrid trim is tempting.

The understated Volvo S90 makes its mark on its serene styling and spacious rear seat—don’t buy any luxury sedan without driving one.

Cadillac and Lexus feel poised to exit the sedan market in favor of crossovers, but they haven’t pulled the trigger yet.

2019 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 53 coupe2019 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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Quick Specs
7.8
With two new engine options, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class reminds us that life is good at the top.
7.0
The 2019 Audi A6 is a mid-size luxury sedan that skips flash and fast for a comfortable ride with an understated exterior.
7.0
The 2019 BMW 5-Series is a luxury mid-size sedan with a historic name but a bright future ahead.
The 2019 Cadillac CT6 is smarter and more powerful, but will that put it on more driver's radars?
5.6
The 2019 Lexus GS is a handsome mid-size luxury sedan with value on its side.
7.2
The 2019 Volvo S90 is a superlative and comfortable mid-size luxury sedan with a brain.
MSRP From     
$53,500$58,900$53,400$50,495$46,710$47,350
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric V-6Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
E 300 RWD SedanPremium 55 TFSI quattro530e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury RWDGS 300 RWDT5 FWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/A4N/AN/A
Body Style     
Sedanquattro SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2019 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. 2019 Audi A62019 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. 2019 BMW 5-Series2019 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. 2019 Cadillac CT62019 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. 2019 Lexus GS2019 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. 2019 Volvo S90