The E-Class Estate has gone from being a one-trick pony with a huge boot, to a polished all-rounder that tops the class in several key areas. It has the biggest boot, most desirable cabin, best gadgets of any of the premium estates, and it’s so easy to drive.
The 220d we drove here is the pick of the range: it’s efficient, refined, and strong enough to feel reasonably quick. SE models represent better value than the AMG Line version though, with a decent standard kit roster than includes, heated front seats, LED headlights, sat-nav, keyless go, climate control and DAB radio.
Basically, if you want the Swiss army knife of family estates, the E-Class should be near the very top of your list. With the ability to carry seven, it’s worth trying even if you’re after a Land Rover Discovery Sport
or Kia Sorento
, and it drives better than both.