2011 Mercedes-Benz E350 4matic Wagon

My colleagues have pretty much covered the positives and negatives of the E350 wagon. In my opinion, the positives outweigh the negatives, but, with this car's base sticker of more than $57,000, most Mercedes-Benz shoppers will walk across the showroom to the M-class -- although not because its $7000 cheaper, but because it looks bigger and more utilitarian. This is unfortunate because in addition to better driving dynamics and better gas mileage, the E wagon actually has a bit more cargo room behind the second-row seats than the ML does (according to the specs on the Mercedes-Benz site).

Jennifer Misaros, Production Editor

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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