Mercedes-Benz is one of the best automakers on the planet. Year after year they provide incredible vehicles to those who can afford their sometimes costly prices. The thing is, money on a Mercedes Benz is never wasted.
The quality and value for the money is well worth the costs that might be associated with them. The 2017 Mercedes models are wonderful.
Mercedes Benz B-Class- $40,900+ - 84 MPGe - 3.7/5.0
The B-Class is Mercedes’ current all electric production vehicle. It’s hard to be a luxury electric vehicle. Afterall a luxury vehicle is usually well equipped with technology and gadgets aplenty. However weighing down an electric car with those things means less range. Range is the biggest weakness for the B-Class. The range is currently listed as only 87 miles per charge.
Mercedes Benz C-Class- $40,500+ - 29.0 mpg - 4.4/5.0
The C-Class has been dominating entry level luxury for a very long time. Mercedes has made so many variants of the C-Class that it’s hard to talk about them all. So whether you’re looking for a coupe, convertible, sedan or hybrid, the C-Class has it.
Mercedes Benz CLA-Class- $33,400+ - 38.0 mpg - 2.9/5.0
The CLA-Class offers up a vehicle even less expensive than the C-Class. Unfortunately it’s not as good. The CLA does suffer from a bit of a lack of power, as the only engine offered produces 208 horsepower. It does have a nice design both inside and out, but it handles a bit like a barge and the ride isn’t as smooth as it should be.
Mercedes Benz CLS-Class- $75,800+ - 26.0 mpg - 3.2/5.0
The CLS (as well as the CLA) are based around a styling concept. What would a coupe look like if it had four doors? The CLS version is based off the E-class, thus the price jump. It’s a good look, but the 329 hp standard engine is a touch weak for the price point. There are more powerful options and of course the AMG route, but that pushes prices even higher!
Mercedes Benz E-Class- $53,100+ - 30.0 mpg - 4.9/5.0
The E-Class has been the standard in mid-size luxury for decades and it continues on in that roll today. It’s available in nearly as many trims as the C-Class, but also manages to add in a gorgeous Wagon version. Most versions run with a 329 hp V6 providing enough power without going overboard.
Mercedes Benz G-Class- $123,400+ - 14.0 mpg - 3.8/5.0
Sometimes a car doesn’t need a redesign for forty years. That’s the case with the G-Class. The G-Class is one of the toughest vehicles to ever exist. What’s almost comical is that despite that toughness, it’s become the overt sign of luxury for Mercedes. The slight alterations to design make it stand out and the luxury inside is overwhelming. Kick in a 416 horsepower V8 and this tough beast can fly! The only downside is the price.
Mercedes Benz GLA-Class- $35,000+ - 32.0 mpg - 4.6/5.0
The GLA is an interesting experiment. It’s a crossover, but it’s a very small crossover. It’s a hot hatchback but it’s too refined. The GLA lets you choose either eco or sport mode to tailor your driving experience. The 208 horsepower turbo 4 cylinder is more than enough for this smaller offering, but there’s always the AMG version should you require more power.
Mercedes Benz GLC-Class- $40,100+ - 28.0 mpg - 3.2/5.0
The GLC class is based off the chassis of the C-Class. One nice feature in the CLC crossover is that rear wheel drive is the standard. If the weather doesn’t allow rear wheel drive to be practical, then all wheel drive is available. Despite the modest price, the GLC is a quiet and comfortable vehicle.
Mercedes Benz GLE-Class- $53,000+ - 22.0 mpg - 3.8/5.0
The GLE is a versatile class of SUV. The various types and options mean that almost anyone can find one that fits their specific needs. You can get it in both rear wheel and all wheel drive. You can pick traditional engines, turbocharged engines, diesel engines or even a hybrid option.
Mercedes Benz GLS-Class- $68,000+ - 22.0 mpg - 4.9/5.0
The GLS is one luxurious sport utility vehicle. It has ample room for 7 with it’s multiple rows. It’s loaded with gadgets like braking assistance and collision prevention. One of the coolest features is crosswind assist, which will help compensate for wind gusts while travelling at high speeds.
Mercedes Benz S-Class- $97,600+ - 25.0 mpg - 5.0/5.0
There may not be such a thing as a perfect car, but the S-Class is as close we may ever get. It’s the perfect epitome of power and luxury. A 0-60 time of 4.4 seconds shows that the impressive engine matches the impressive luxury of the S-Class. A true flagship for the brand.
Mercedes Benz SL-Class- $87,900+ - 28.0 mpg - 4.5/5.0
If you need a beautiful luxury vehicle for touring, the SL is perfect. It’s not a pure sports car (unless it’s the AMG rank) but it’s arguably better than any mere sports car. The SL has between 362 and 449 horsepower assuming you don’t opt for the AMG version. It’s more than enough to get anywhere you need to go quickly.
Mercedes Benz SLC-Class- $48,900+ - 32.0 mpg - 3.2/5.0
The SLC offers a more affordable convertible roadster to the people. The retractable hardtop is a carryover from the SLK and is a great feature. The mechanism is so strong that it can be operated up to 25 mph, so you don’t need to stop when it starts to rain. There’s not a lot of room however and the only engine produces 241 horsepower, so it can sometimes feel slightly underpowered.