2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 4matic Wagon

It's hard to justify the cost of a luxury wagon when an SUV gives you more room, is cheaper, and in some cases, drives better. The Mercedes-Benz E350 4matic wagon is a nice car, but with a $66,775 price tag, it's not very logical.

But if you are a wagon buff and have the cash to throw around, you won't be disappointed with the Mercedes E350 4matic wagon. Our loaded-up test car came with $9700 in options, including some touches from AMG like 18-inch wheels, a sport suspension, and a sport body kit. The interior is rich, with its black leather seating, 3-spoke sport steering wheel, and easy-to-use audio system. And a rear-facing 3rd row seats folds out of the floor and can accommodate two tiny passengers, although the space is better saved for cargo room.

There are so many choices for buyers who have $66,775 to spend and want three rows of seating and cargo capacity. It's no wonder the wagon market is on the brink of extinction in the States.

Mike Ofiara, Road Test Coordinator

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Agreed. Niche vehicle, but there sure is a niche.
I'm with Joe D. "Moneyed Folk" who buy these things aren't cross shopping in the way that you and I would. It's a nice, expensive, acquired taste for people who pay cash for something to drive to the yacht club...or whatever it is that they do.
My MBz wagon handles better and gets much better fuel economy that an equivalent SUV....I don't see my car everywhere either. Go ahead and buy an SUV and you will see 100 of them just like yours a day.

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