(4.6) 32 reviews
MSRP: $1,504$15,556
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 17-32
Engine: 221-hp, 3.2-liter V-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2005 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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 that's fitted with a 469-hp supercharged V-8 is also available. A wagon body style is offered, ... 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

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.