2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

MSRP $54,950 - $62,750

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2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: December 21, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class is live proof that you do not always need an SUV while looking for a practical car. It strongly puts the case for sedans and comes out as one of the comfortable and practical luxury sedans. The E-Class received a mid-year refresh in 2021 and the changes to the 2022 model year are not that big. It is still one of the most popular luxury sedans in the global automotive market and the legacy continues even in 2022. 

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Pros

Luxurious and comfortable cabin

Tons of customization options

An impressive list of standard driver assistance features

Cons

Rivals offer better braking performance

The base engine is not fun to drive 

Not the best trunk capacity in its class

What's New?

Standard high-beam automatic headlights

New exterior color options


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Features

vehicle bio

base price

$54950

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

121 cu.in.

horsepower

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

torque

273 lb.-ft. @ 1800 rpm

transmission

9-Speed Automatic W/Overdrive

chassis

brake rotors (f/r)

12.7/11.8 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

115.7 in.

length

194.3 in.

width

73.7 in.

height

57.8 in.

curb weight

3781 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/31 mpg

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

E350$54,950 onwards

  • 18-Inch alloy wheels
  • Dual-12.3-inch screen interface
  • Dual-Zone climate control
  • Power-operated heated front seats

E450$62,750 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Agate Black color
Agate Black

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Ratings

Engine and Performance

3.0

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

4.0

Exterior

2.0

Safety

5.0

Competition

9.0

4.8

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

4.8

Overall Rating


The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is available in three different body styles that include a sedan, coupe, and wagon. This review is only for the sedan and there will be separate articles for the other body types. The E-Class Sedan starts at an MSRP of $55,300 for the RWD base trim and goes all the way up to $63,050 for the top trim. There are two different powertrain options to choose from. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan competes against the likes of the Audi A6, Jaguar XF, and the BMW 5-Series

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan Front Angle View
2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan Rear Angle View

3.0/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

4.0/10
Interior

2.0/10
Exterior

5.0/10
Safety

9.0/10
Competition


2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Features

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan is available in two trim levels. You can find the other trim levels for different body styles The sedan is classified into the E350 and the E450 trim levels. The standard features with the 2022 E-Class Sedan include LED headlights, simulated leather upholstery, power-adjustable and heated front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display, MBUX infotainment interface, digital instrument cluster, keyless entry with push-button start, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitor, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The base E350 trim gets rear-wheel drive as standard but AWD is optional. The E450 gets AWD as standard. The E450 trim also gets a more powerful 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine while the other features remain the same. 

Trim

E350

E450

MSRP (RWD)

$55,300

N/A

MSRP (AWD)

$57,800

$63,050

Key Features

LED headlights

Addition to the E350 4MATIC:

 

Simulated leather upholstery

3.0 Liter Turbo Inline-6 engine

 

Power-adjustable and heated front seats

 
 

Dual-zone automatic climate control

 
 

A 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment display

 
 

MBUX infotainment interface

 
 

Digital instrument cluster

 
 

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto

 
 

Keyless entry with push-button start

 
 

Automatic emergency braking

 

We recommend

Both trims of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan get the same list of standard and optional features. The only difference is the engine under the hood of the car. We recommend going for the base trim if you want to be driven in the rear seats. Otherwise, you should get the E450 trim for a more powerful engine. We also recommend going for the optional air suspension for a better ride quality as the standard suspension feels stiffer. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Release Date

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is already released and all the specifications are already available. There are no major changes in the new model year and that means it looks pretty similar to the ongoing model. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Engine and Performance

3.0/10

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan is powered by a standard 2.0-liter turbocharged Inline-4 engine. The engine produces 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of peak torque. The engine comes mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. You can have the E-Class sedan in rear-wheel drive or all-wheel-drive configurations. There is also an option to get the more powerful 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine with the E450 trim level. The bigger engine produces healthy power figures where you can get 362 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan Engine Bay

The standard engine is not exciting at all but it does not mean it is underpowered. It can get the job done for most buyers as it is an extremely refined engine with some decent performance. The smaller engine is powerful enough to get you around the town without much effort. It can go from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.1 seconds which is good enough. There is no punch in the base engine and it rather feels linear and calm in overall power delivery. The bigger engine for sure offers better performance and it can complete the 0 to 60 mph sprint in under 5 seconds. It should be the engine of choice for those who are looking for some fun from the engine. Refinement is not an issue for either of the engine options. 

The handling has never been one of the fortes of the Merc sedans. Merc does not focus on driver engagement, instead, they try to offer an effortless driving experience to the driver. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class still manages to communicate well with the driver. It got a new steering wheel in the 2021 model year that provides good confidence to the driver. The transmission is also fairly smooth and responsive and you never need to use the paddle shifters as they always keep you in the right gear. The biggest highlight of the cabin is how silent it becomes irrespective of the speed. You can hear even the whispering of someone in the rear seat without the need to pay extra attention.

Models

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2022 Audi A6

2022 Jaguar XF 

2022 BMW 530i

MSRP

$57,800

$56,445

$45,145

$55,195

Engine 

2.0L Turbo I-4

2.0L Turbo I-4

2.0L Turbo I-4

2.0L Turbo I-4

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

9-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

255 @ 5800

261 @ 5000

247 @ 5500

248 @ 5200

Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)

273 @ 1800

273 @ 1600

269 @ 1300

258 @ 1450

0-60 MPH (sec)

6.1

6.1

6.5

5.8

Quarter mile (sec)

N/A

13.4

14.9

12.3

Top Speed (MPH)

130

131

155

130

The BMW 530i takes the lead in terms of outright acceleration and leaves all the rivals behind even with its base engine. The acceleration figures are quite similar for the E-Class and the Audi A6. The Jaguar XF on the other hand is the slowest car in the competition if we consider the base engine. However, it is not too slow to feel out of the competition for the segment and manages pretty well. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan will not actually impress you with its fuel efficiency but it is not bad either. It falls in between the expected fuel economy in the segment. You can expect it to return 20 mpg in the city, 28 mpg on the highway, and 23 mpg of combined fuel economy. The fuel efficiency is pretty decent for its class. The Merc has offered a 17.7-gallon fuel tank with the E-Class sedan which allows it to deliver a maximum highway range of 496 miles in a full tank. 

Models

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2022 Audi A6

2022 Jaguar XF 

2022 BMW 530i

MPG (City)

20

22

25

17

MPG (Highway)

28

29

33

25

MPG (Combined)

23

25

28

20

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

17.7

19.3

19.5

18

Range (City/Highway/Combined, in Miles)

354/496/407

425/560/483

488/644/546

306/450/360

The Jaguar XF outruns all its rivals in terms of fuel efficiency with quite an evident margin. It also gets the largest fuel tank in its class and the highway range of 644 miles is miles ahead of the other rivals. The Audi A6 comes in second place in terms of highway range as it also manages to keep the car away from the gas station for as long as 560 miles. The BMW 5 Series is the least fuel-efficient sedan here and also offers the shortest highway range of just 450 miles.

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Interior

4.0/10

The interior is always the most exciting part of any luxury vehicle and the excitement goes to the next level when it comes to Mercedes. The 2022 Mercedes-Benz comes with a very practical yet luxurious interior design. Anything you touch inside the car feels premium. The door gets wooden inserts on it which also finds their way on the dashboard. There are plenty of soft-touch materials inside the cabin that uplifts the overall opulence of the cabin. The air vents are also designed beautifully with premium quality materials. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan Front Row Seats

The front seats are extremely comfortable with plenty of adjustment options. The visibility is never an issue whether you talk about the front or the rear. The new steering wheel gives the driver complete access to the digital instrument cluster. The controls for the cabin are easy to navigate and use. The rear seat comfort has always been a strength for the E-Class and it has not changed yet. The rear passengers get good space and excellent comfort. 

Models

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2022 Audi A6

2022 Jaguar XF 

2022 BMW 530i

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

37.9/57.8/41.3

38/57.8/41.3

37.5/56.9/41.5

38.8/58.7/41.4

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.2/56.9/35.8

38.1/56.5/37.4

38.2/54/37.7

37.5/55.9/36.5

Cargo Capacity (cu ft)

13.1

13.7

10.5

14

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan is not the most spacious sedan in its segment but it is among the most comfortable ones. The Jaguar XF offers the best legroom for both front and rear passengers but the margin is not that big between any of the cars. However, the Jag loses out on the trunk capacity as it gets the smallest trunk capacity in its segment. The Bimmer takes a lead here with the largest trunk capacity in the segment. Standout interior features in the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class are:

  • 10-way power-adjustable front seats
  • 40-20-40 folding rear seats
  • Power tilt/telescopic adjustable steering wheel
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control

What is there to keep you entertained in the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class?

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class comes with a big 12.3-inch infotainment system housed in the center of the dashboard. It almost seems to join with the 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. Merc has climbed up at the top when it comes to the user interface for their infotainment system in the past few years. The E-Class Sedan’s infotainment runs on an MBUX user interface that is for sure one of the most easy-to-use and intuitive infotainment systems in the automotive industry. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan Infotainment System

The graphics are sharp and responsive. You can control the infotainment screen via touch responses, or the touchpad that is located on the center console. It also supports voice control when you do not want to take your eyes off the road. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are part of the standard equipment. The standard audio system is an 8-speaker system but you have the option to upgrade to a Burmester stereo system. Standout infotainment features in the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class are:

  • A 12-3-inch touchscreen infotainment display
  • MBUX infotainment system
  • 4G LTE connectivity
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Voice control
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 8-speaker audio system

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Exterior

2.0/10

The exterior of the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan remains pretty familiar to the lineup. There were some subtle changes to the exterior design with the 2021 model year and the same continues to the 2022 model year too. The changes were not that big and it still contains the overall charm of the familiar E-Class design language. It looks pretty similar to the flagship S-Class sedan with a smaller size and wheelbase. Merc has always kept the design subtle and the E-Class does not come with aggressive or sporty looks. It is rather a well-designed sedan that never gets old. 

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan Front Angle View

The front gets the same old Mercedes-Benz grille design that we all are familiar with for years now. The center of the grille gets a chrome line going through it joining the Merc logo. The LED headlights and DRLs get a blacked-out effect to match with the black grille. As you move down, it gets a functional cut-out for the brakes at the side with fake vents that are covered by two horizontal lines. The bonnet gets some sharp lines passing in the middle. The design at the side remains pretty familiar while the rear gets new LED taillights. 

Models

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2022 Audi A6

2022 Jaguar XF 

2022 BMW 530i

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,924

4,101

3,655

3,765

Length (inches)

194.3

194.4

195

195.8

Width (inches)

73.7

74.3

78

73,5

Height (inches)

57.8

57.4

57.4

58.2

Ground Clearance (inches)

4.3

4.2

5.3

5.5

Wheelbase (inches)

115.7

115.1

116.5

117.1

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan is the shortest car in its segment with a slightly longer wheelbase than the Audi A6. The BMW 5-Series is the longest of the lot followed by the Jaguar XF. All the cars in the competition are legendary brands on their own and have their separate fan following. They all follow a pretty familiar design language which helps them distinguish from others and can be easily recognized by their names. Standout exterior features in the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class are:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • LED Headlights with LED DRLs
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Chrome grille
  • Light tinted glass
  • LED Brakelights

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Safety

5.0/10

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class received an impressive 5 out of 5 stars in the crash-test rating by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) has not crash-tested the E-Class for safety. The standard safety features of the E-Class sedan are pretty impressive. 

However, most of the advanced driver assistance features with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class are optional. The good news is that all the driver’s aids work great in real-life situations and the best possible rating by the NHTSA clearly shows that. The safety features include in the 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class are:

  • Electronic stability control
  • Traction control 
  • Stability control
  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Active brake assist
  • Backup camera

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Competition

9.0/10

Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. Audi A6

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the Audi A6 are pretty similar in terms of what they offer with different designs and badges. Both these sedans are among the best in the class in terms of luxury and comfort inside the cabin.

Audi A6

The exterior design of the A6 is more sporty while the Merc looks more subtle. It completely depends on which sedan better fulfills your needs. 

Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. Jaguar XF

The Jaguar XF offers a rather sporty drive and the driving dynamics of the XF are way ahead of the E-Class. The E-Class, on the other hand, is more modern between the two with a better list of features and a more luxurious feeling than the Jag.

Jaguar XF 

The E-Class offers a better overall package while the Jaguar XF will appeal more to people who like driving. The fuel efficiency is also better in the Jag. 

Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. BMW 5-Series

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the BMW 5-Series are both very different cars in the same segment and coming from the same country of origin.

BMW 5-Series

The E-Class is more focused on people who want better comfort while the 5-Series is more inclined towards driving dynamics and better driver engagement. It completely depends on your personal preferences which one you like better.

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Final Verdict

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class still retains the charm and subtleness it has always offered. It offers one of the best experiences to all the passengers inside its cabin. Safety is also among the best in its class. A Premium cabin makes it a great car to spend long hours without getting bored of the design. The simple exterior design with a comfortable driving experience makes it a great choice for the segment. 

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