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2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Wagon Review

Sure-footed Station Wagon

A three-quarter rear view of a 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 4MATIC Wagon

In short: A spacious and stable 7-passenger station wagon.

With a spacious cabin that comfortably seats seven, the 2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 Wagon is an ideal family vehicle for those looking for both luxury and versatility. Loaded with advanced Mercedes-exclusive safety features like the Attention Assist driver drowsiness monitor and Pre-Safe predictive protection system, the E350 Wagon is designed to keep busy parents alert and focused on the road — even after a long day of running errands. Of course, drivers looking to have a little fun after dropping the kids off at daycare need not worry — the luxury station wagon's 4MATIC all-wheel drive and 7-speed driver-adaptive transmission are sure to keep more adventurous types entertained.

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Warranty/Service: 4-year/50,000-mile new vehicle warranty; 4-year/50,000-mile drivetrain warranty; 4-year/50,000-mile corrosion warranty; 24-hour roadside assistance program

Base Price: $56,200 / As tested: $72,345

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front engine, all-wheel drive, 7-passenger, 5-door station wagon

Engine: 3.5-liter V6 engine
Horsepower: 268 hp @ 6,000 rpm
Torque: 258 lb-ft @ 2,400-5,000 rpm
Transmission: 7-speed driver-adaptive automatic with paddle shifters

Curb weight:
4,213 lbs
Wheelbase: 113.2 in
Length/Width/Height: 192.7/58.9/81.5 in
Turning circle: 36.9 ft

4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with ABS and brake assist
Suspension: 3-link indepentent strut front with stabilizer bar; 5-link independent with stabilizer bar
Traction: 4MATIC all-wheel drive with 4-wheel electronic traction system; electronic stability control system; agility control suspension

0-60 mph: 7 seconds
Top Speed: 130 mph (electronically limited)

EPA City:
16 mpg
EPA Highway: 23 mpg

dual-stage front airbags; front and rear wide window airbags; front side airbags; driver and front passenger pelvic airbags; driver knee airbag

Likes: style; performance; safety features

Dislikes: almost useless rear-facing collapsible third row


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PNW083011 (Updated: 10/11/11 NW)