2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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25 reviews
Available Price Range $1,598-$17,282 Trims10 Combined MPG 17-32 Seats 5-7

Our Take on the 2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Our Take

Mercedes-Benz introduced a new generation of its midsize E-Class sedan for 2003. A 221-horsepower, 3.2-liter V-6 powers the E320, while the E500 gets a 302-hp V-8. A high-performance E55 AMG model ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Complicated controls
  • Price
  • Fuel economy of E55 AMG

Notable Features

  • Variety of engine choices
  • Available seven-speed automatic
  • RWD or AWD
  • Sedan and wagon body styles
  • New E320 CDI diesel sedan


Our Expert Reviews

On the very day when oil has risen to a new high of about $64 a barrel -- the same day President Bush signed a $12.3 billion energy bill that is supposed to help lessen our dependence on petroleum -- I am driving around in a car that is EPA-rated at 14 mpg in the city. It's a station wagon with a little rear-facing flip-up seat in the back that is just right for twin adolescents, meaning t... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

4.4 out of 5

Based on 25 reviews

Classy but Sporty

by Urban from Reston, VA on August 31, 2009

I love my 2005 E500. Tasteful design with alot of giddy-up. I love when people try not to let me merge. All the power and handling you would ever want. I owned a S500 previously and I find the E500 ... Read Full Review

10 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 3 recalls for this car.

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