2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Comparing the Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. S-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class


2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Body Style

$54,250 MSRP*

Starting Price

$94,250 MSRP*
255-hp 2.0L inline-4 turbo

Base Engine

362-hp 3.0L V6 biturbo
21 city / 33 highway mpg

Fuel Economy

19 city / 28 highway mpg
13.1 cubic feet

Cargo Space

18.7 cubic feet



Are you looking for your next luxury car for the Los Angeles roads? Then you might be struggling to decide between the Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. S-Class. As two of the most stylish and opulent models around, these models dazzle drivers around the world with expert engineering and cutting-edge technology. However, they also offer two different driving experiences. Which is the right choice for you? Let’s find out:



Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. S-Class: Price

Between the Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. S-Class, you’ll notice a big difference in pricing. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan starts at just $54,250 MSRP, while the Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan starts at $94,250 MSRP. So, what makes the S-Class worth the extra money? Performance.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. S-Class: Performance

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a luxurious ride with a practical side. It runs on a 2.0L inline-4 turbo with a lively 255 hp and excellent fuel economy figures for your Pasadena commutes. The S-Class, on the other hand, starts with an impressive 3.0L V6 biturbo engine. And though fuel economy takes a small hit, this dynamo packs a punch with a whopping 362 hp. Additionally, both lineups offer AMG® configurations for even greater power and handling.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. S-Class: Interior

Mercedes-Benz offers state-of-the-art features across the lineup, including the exclusive Mercedes-Benz Experience (MBUX) with artificial intelligence and voice recognition technology and Mercedes me mobile app. Add in a sculpted interior with options like touchscreen multimedia, multicontour seating with massage, and 64-color ambient lighting, and it’s obvious why Mercedes-Benz is so iconic. However, the two models differ in dimension:

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

  • Passenger Capacity: 4
  • Cargo Capacity: 13.1 cubic feet
  • Headroom: 37.3 (front), 38.2 (rear) inches
  • Legroom: 41.7 (front), 36.2 (rear) inches

Mercedes-Benz S-Class

  • Passenger Capacity: 5
  • Cargo Capacity: 18.7 cubic feet
  • Headroom: 39.7 (front), 37.4(rear) inches
  • Legroom: 41.4 (front), 34.1 (rear) inches

Take Your Test Drive at Mercedes-Benz of Arcadia

You’ve read about the Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. S-Class, but why not get behind the wheel at Mercedes-Benz of Arcadia? Our team can help you find just the right match for your needs, so don’t hesitate to reach out to us in Arcadia for more information about a test drive, our used Mercedes-Benz E-Class inventory, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class interior, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class lease deals, and more.


*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Options, model availability and actual dealer price may vary. See dealer for details, costs and terms.

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