2020 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. Its Competition

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

No discussion of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is complete without comparison to its German rivals, the BMW 5-Series and the Audi A6.

Neither offers as broad a lineup as Mercedes, but BMW arguably has the upper hand when it comes to engines and Audi nudges ahead with its high-tech features.

The best of all worlds? It might be the Benz.

The Lexus GS is on the verge of disappearing, but don’t write it off yet—especially in GS F form.

Jaguar’s XF has good engine options, svelte style, and likely big discounts.

Finally, the Volvo S90 is a solid choice for its docile demeanor and soothing interior.

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Quick Specs
It's good to be the king: There's a reason the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class family of cars still rules the mid-size luxury roost.
The 2020 Audi A6 is as good as mid-size luxury sedans get—for those still shopping sedans.
The 2020 BMW 5-Series is the goldilocks mid-sizer with a roundel on the hood: comfortable, powerful, and luxurious.
Especially in wagon form, the 2020 Jaguar XF is an appealing luxury car for those of us not totally sold on SUVs.
The 2020 Lexus GS is a stylish, sporty sedan for nonconformists.
The 2020 Volvo S90 is a mid-size luxury sedan that's an antidote for buyers wary of the German same-ness.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
15 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Midsize CarsMidsize CarsCompact CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize Station Wagons
Style Name     
E 350 RWD SedanPremium 45 TFSI quattro530e iPerformance Plug-In HybridSedan 25t Premium RWDGS 350 AWDT5 FWD R-Design
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sedanquattro SedanSedanSedanSedanWagon
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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