2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
There are 10 user reviews for the E320 BlueTEC Sedan trim shown below
- Fuel economy, torque
Purchased As New
The best of two worlds: Economy of a 4 cylinder, power of a V8! EPA estimates (26/32) are understated; actual is more like 29/36.
Why buy a hybrid with comparable mileage, marginal acceleration, unknown long-term reliability and cost and less comfort?
2009 & 2011 BlueTec have same engine BUT, "AdBlue" additive is NOT needed in 2009; AdBlue must be replenished every 10,000 miles in the 2011 model at a cost of $300+ thereby mitigating
diesel cost savings....read morehide
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- comfort, fuel economy, road stability, quality, appearance, safety, dealer service
Purchased As New
Bought car five months ago, with not one quality-problem to date.More features than we want or need, but who's complaining? Having owned a Benz diesel for 26 years previously, we naturally bought the BlueTec...from the same dealer.
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- Good fuel economy, handling, apperance
- Ride is too rough. very noisy. Noiser than 1/3 priced Ford sedan
Purchased As New
I bought this car new expecting a luxury sedan with nice comfort ride and quiet cabin for daily commute and long trips.
What a disappointment!
Excellent finish inside out. Handles good. and of course limitless passing power .
However, this car has noisy cabin and rough ride. Now I understand why people say that you buy a Mercedes for your neighbors....read morehide
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- Exellence performance, great fuel economy
- A bit pricey
Purchased As New
I was shopping for an 2010 E350 but ended up with the 2009 E320. I tested drive both and fell in love with the E320. The extra torque on the E320 really give an ease on city driving where an extra bit of acceleration is a plus. I made a long trip to FL and it could do roughly 36 miles per gallon on highway. For diesel engine, I don't have the hassle of the yearly emission inspection. In VA, I also have tax credit for the E320. What's more? diesel engine is tougher and last longer that's why we see all commercial trucks using diesel. Personally, I like the look of the 2009 E320 over the 2010 E class. The 2009 has the European classic look while the 2010 looks more techno to me. The bad part? The 2009 E320 is more expensive than 2009 E350 but the fuel economical will make up for it....read morehide
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- Great mileage and comfortable ride. Good acceleration
- Complicated Ipod controls, disappointed in OEM tires
Purchased As New
Most people will buy this car for the mileage and ride. Even with lower gas prices, diesel is now less expensive than gas, making the Bluetec even more practical.
I have had for 15 mo.s and 17k miles. The mileage tracker indicates 29 mpg since I got it. That is 90% surburban miles at an ave. speed of 33 mph. The one long highway trip I took I averaged just over 34 mpg at 70-75 mph. Driving around 60 mph, you can easily get over 36 mpg.
I disagree with one review that said the seats are uncomfortable. These are some of the best seats I have ever riden in.
Overall comfort is great, at the expense of pure performance. The car has terrific acceleration and the turbo diesel really packs a punch. It's not as aigle as the other Es or BMW 5 series, but can handle most corners at speeds any other cars can't (especially with better tires, see below).
There are none of the traditional diesel issues as the engine is very quiet and smooth.
I have had no reliability issues other than a slight creek in the steering column with the MB dealer fixed in a couple of hours.
I can only report 3 issues, two are minor. First, the Ipod interface is great, with much better sound than those after market converters. However the process to pick songs or playlists is tedious and distracts you from driving. The second minor one is the MB warranty. It should cover normal maintenance for the warranty period, like BMW does.
Lastly, one issue that I consider somewhat major (but correctable) is the OEM tires that came on the car. The Michelin MXV Energy tires were picked because they offer low road resistance and a decent ride. They were fine until we had the first snow. The car was unable to climb even moderate grades. I swapped them out after 12k miles for some Contiextremecontacts. These are great in the snow and rain, offer noticably better handling (V rated vs the H rated Michelins), and the ride and mileage are about the same. Not bad for $120 tires. Don't get me wrong, this is still a rear wheel drive car, but having owned them before, I can say the Contis are the best all season performance tires for snow and ice....read morehide
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- Good fuel economy; class car
- seats could be more comfortable
Purchased As New
I have the Blue Tec and average 35 mpg on the highway. Overall city/highway 25.
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- Great quality, amazing looks, deserved status, simply the best
I've owned quite a few mercedes in my life, and I must say, this is the best model so far. The quality is simply miles ahead of other model years and this is something I pay special attention to... build quality.
Mercedes has always been a quality car and almost every model year has been a good one, but to the purist, you can tell the difference between one year and the next. Let me tell you, 2008, was a perfect build year.
The car is beyond solid, and the attention to detail is simply amazing. Not everything is perfect, meaning comparing feature to feature against every other model auto for sale, but its all about the quality. Nobody even comes close, nobody. I've owned Porche, BMW, Volvo, Saab, Audi, and a few others, but Mercedes build quality is simply on top of the list.
Frankly, I don't know how they do it, as these cars are no doubt mass produced, everyone has one, but sill when driving mine, I feel as though it was built for me. As thought special attention was given to everything in order to deliver me a perfect car. Hats off Benz, I feel special and your car is wonderful. It is money very well spent, in fact, they should raise the price, I would gladly pay more if I had to....read morehide
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- Fuel Economy, Comfort, are great. I just finished a 5000 mile trip through the US and Canada
- Ride is not adjustable to sport mode for a firmer ride GPS is difficult to use
I love the car it is quite( can't hear the engine) it is fast and comfortable. I go to 34.5 miles to the gallon avg. on a 5000 mile trip. It would be nice to have the option of sport mode for a more firm ride when needed.
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- good looking, 620 miles between fills (Highway), huge trunk capacity, great performance.
- ALL road noise reaches the cabin, GPS and instrument input far to complicated and unintuitive.
Love this car after 10,000 miles of city and country driving. One big frustration: with a car that can go so incredibly far between fills the "range" function (miles until refueling needed) can be a useful tool. This car's range function is totally useless, as it reports a range that goes up and down by as much as 120 miles every twenty minutes, even though driving conditions (speed, terrain)have not changed. The MB dealer professes ignorance on this, and is uninterested in finding a solution. Would love to know if others are experiencing the same thing....read morehide
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- hwy fuel, acceleration, comfort, rear/front leg room, turn radius.
- navigation WAY to low, breakes a little touchy, trunk is a little to high, a little expencive.
the navigation is to low and if you need to type in an address while driving it can be un safe.
also a con THE NAVIGATION!! all the other features that use the navigation screen are great e.g., satilte radio, audio, radio. are great, but the actuall turn by turn navigation/map is horible.
but all in all its a great car, drives awesome and its pretty fast....read morehide
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