The Mercedes-Benz E350 can trace its roots all the way back to the 180 of 1953, also called the Ponton because of its pontoon-like styling. Many things have changed since then, but not the E-Class's international reputation for being as durable as it is luxurious.
Currently in its eighth generation, the E350 comes in sedan, coupe, cabriolet and wagon variants, some available with diesel engines. The wagon features 4MATIC as standard equipment; the all-wheel drive system is optional on the E350 sedan and coupe.
With prices starting at $51,000, an E350 may not be the cheapest option in its class. But you get exactly what you pay for—and in this case that's quite a lot.