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This 2021 Mercedes-Benz Is the Top Rated New Luxury Sedan

Each year, Edmunds rolls out its Top Rated awards. For the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, this is great news. Check out the Top Rated New Luxury Sedan for the 2021 model year.

A photo of the top rated 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class outdoors.
2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class | Mercedes-Benz

Why is the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class so great?

According to Mercedes-Benz, the E-Class climbed the ranks to become the best-selling model series in the entire lineup to date. With a refresh for the 2021 model year, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is better than ever. The Edmunds award for the Top Rated New Luxury Sedan focuses on the refined luxury experience each model lends.

A press image of a silver 2021 Mercedes AMG E63 S sedan parked in front of an industrial building
2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S | Photo via Mercedes-Benz

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“The E-Class is distinguished as the best-selling model series in the history of Mercedes-Benz.”

Merceds-Benz USA

The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan receives a fresh sport-inspired design. Standard AMG body styling compliments this modern luxury sedan. The interior is quite contemporary and the “revolutionary” infotainment system and a capacitive steering wheel bring innovative technology right into the plush cabin.

There are new options for electrified engines that offer 48-volt technology. In addition, every bit of current driver assistance and safety technology is baked into the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Mercedes-Benz claims that the new E-Class sedan is “more efficient than ever and continues to set the benchmark for intelligence within in its segment.”

A red 2021 Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet in front of a green-covered rocky hill with its top down
2021 Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet | Mercedes-Benz

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The Edmunds Top Rated New Luxury Sedan

Last year, Edmunds awarded the Top Rated New Luxury Sedan award to the Mercedes-Benz A-Class. This year, the luxury brand keeps it up with another win. The 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class brings new updates to its legendary lineup.

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class ticks all the luxury sedan boxes. In fact, it offers a pleasurable driving experience with a refined interior. “Sophisticated technology” sends the new E-Class toward the future of upscale models.

Mercedes-Benz Logo
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“Subtle and dignified, yet capable and comfortable, the E-Class should be what you picture when someone says ‘luxury sedan.'”

Alistair Weaver, editor-in-chief | Edmunds

What is the best E-Class model?

The 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has four models to choose from. In addition, some models offer a coupe or convertible version for those who wish to think outside the sedan box. Starting prices range from $52,450 – $73,900. Due to the fact that the range caters to varying budgets and priorities, the choice isn’t exactly simple.

There’s the entry-level E 350 and its step-up E 450 model. After that, there are two AMG model options as well. The AMG E 53 model offers a standard all-wheel-drive system with a sport-tuned suspension.

A photo of many variations of the 2021 E-Class outdoors. The E-Class just won another award
2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class | Mercedes-Benz

If a V8 engine is your flavor and you have money to spend, you’ll want to spring for the 2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG E 63. This is the E-Class range-topper and it’s equipped with virtually anything you could ask for in a luxury speed-demon sedan. But which one is best?

The folks at Edmunds suggest going with the E 450 4Matic. With this choice, you’ll get a cushy cabin a good performance. The E-Class is the Top Rated New Luxury Sedan, so it’s sure to please in all trim levels. However, for not much more than the E 350 4Matic it gets standard all-wheel drive and the new 6-cylinder that works together with a mild hybrid system that gives drivers “smooth power and improved fuel economy.”