2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan


2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class
$54,950 MSRP*

Starting MSRP

$111,100 MSRP*
194.3" length, 57.8" height


208.2" length, 59.2" height
Rear-Wheel Drive

Standard Drivetrain

4MATIC® All-Wheel Drive
2.0L Turbo I-4 with 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque

Base Engine

3.0L Turbo I-6 with 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque
AMG®-Enhanced 3.0L Turbo I-6 with 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque

Range-Topping Engine

4.0L V8 biturbo with 496 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque
36.2 inches

Rear Legroom

43.8 inches
Requires Upgrade

Burmester 3D Surround Sound system


What’s the difference between the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class sedans? When you’re in the market for a premium sedan to enhance your Merced drives, you’ll want a top-tier sedan like the %%d_makes%% E-Class or S-Class. We’re comparing both Mercedes-Benz sedans to help you decide which one is right for you. Once you’ve read through our comparison, explore our inventory to find the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class or the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class for sale that checks off all your boxes.



Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. S-Class: Starting Price & Features

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class starts at $54,950 MSRP*— which is roughly half of what the 2022 Mercedes-Benz S-Class costs without any upgrades. The S-Class starts at $111,100 MSRP*, but it offers more features and performance for your Stockton adventures. The features below come standard in the S-Class but will cost extra in the E-Class:

  • AIRMATIC® Air Suspension
  • Burmester 3D Surround Sound system with Sound Personalization
  • Toll Gate Transponder
  • Fingerprint sensor/biometric authentication
  • Doors & rear window Powered Rear Sun Blinds
  • Soft-close doors
  • Active Multicontour Front Seats

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

The S-Class has a longer wheelbase than the E-Class, which means it one of the biggest differences between the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class. Below is a look at what that difference means:

  • Rear Legroom: If you travel with rear passengers, you’ll appreciate that the S-Class offers 43.8 inches of rear legroom. The E-Class sedan has 36.2 inches.
  • Total Length: With a total length of 208.2 inches, the S-Class is more than one foot longer than the E-Class sedan. At 194.3 inches, the E-Class is more maneuverable on Stanislaus-area highways—but the S-Class knows how to make a more lasting impression.

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

When it comes to performance, the E-Class is a sport sedan that offers more engine options than its high-end sibling.

2022 E-Class

  • 2.0L inline-4 turbo engine with 255 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque
  • 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine with 362 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque
  • AMG®-enhanced 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine with 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque

2022 S-Class Engines

  • 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine with 429 hp and 384 lb-ft of torque
  • 4.0L V8 biturbo engine with 496 hp and 516 lb-ft of torque

While you can upgrade to the 4MATIC® AWD, the C-Class offers it as a standard.

Find Your Luxury Sedan in Modesto Today!

Once you’ve compared these exciting luxury sedans, we want to get you behind the driver’s seat for a test drive. If a new model isn’t in the works, consider a pre-owned S-Class or E-Class at our dealership. Contact our team to get things started today!


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