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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.

2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class2020 Mercedes-Benz E Class
#1 in Wagons
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2020 Audi A62020 Audi A6
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2020 BMW 5-Series2020 BMW 5-SeriesGet Your Price2020 Jaguar XF2020 Jaguar XF
#4 in Wagons
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2019 Lexus GS2020 Lexus GSGet Your Price2020 Volvo S902020 Volvo S90Get Your Price
Quick Specs
7.7
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.
7.2
The 2020 Audi A6 is as good as mid-size luxury sedans get—for those still shopping sedans.
7.3
The 2020 BMW 5-Series is the goldilocks mid-sizer with a roundel on the hood: comfortable, powerful, and luxurious.
6.2
Especially in wagon form, the 2020 Jaguar XF is an appealing luxury car for those of us not totally sold on SUVs.
5.6
The 2020 Lexus GS is a stylish, sporty sedan for nonconformists.
7.2
The 2020 Volvo S90 is a mid-size luxury sedan that's an antidote for buyers wary of the German same-ness.
MSRP From     
$54,050$54,900$53,900$51,100$51,065$50,550
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 Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Turbo/Supercharger Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
E 350 RWD SedanPremium 45 TFSI quattro530e iPerformance Plug-In HybridSedan 25t Premium RWDGS 350 AWDT6 AWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll WheelRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll WheelAll Wheel
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sedanquattro SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2020 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. 2020 Audi A62020 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. 2020 BMW 5-Series2020 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. 2020 Jaguar XF2020 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. 2020 Lexus GS2020 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs. 2020 Volvo S90