(4.1) 19 reviews
MSRP: $1,866$12,966
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 17-23
Engine: 221-hp, 3.2-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Our Take on the 2004 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Our Take

Last year, Mercedes-Benz introduced a new generation of its E-Class sedan lineup with the goal of dominating the premium midsize market segment. A 221-horsepower, 3.2-liter V-6 engine powers the E320, while the E500 gets a 302-hp V-8. Both are slotted between the German automaker’s midsize ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Complicated controls
  • Prices
  • Fuel economy of V-8

Notable Features

  • Available supercharged engine
  • New seven-speed automatic
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Sedan and wagon body styles
  • Available diesel sedan for 2005


Our Expert Reviews

A long, late-night drive home is not nearly so troubling with the proper car, and recently that car was the 2004 Mercedes-Benz E500 4Matic. The E-Class is the midsized Mercedes sedan, larger than the C-Class, smaller than the S-Class. If there's a serious problem with the E500, it's that it's so nicely executed that I can't imagine why I would spend an extra $22,000 or so... Read full review for the 2004 Mercedes Benz E Class

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by Long Hall Driver from Los Angeles, CA on May 18, 2006

Excellent ride on highway. Definately not a speed racer. Slow start for acceleration but once started, your fine.

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