2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class


2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

$54,250 MSRP*

Starting Price

$109,800 MSRP*

Trim Levels

255-hp 2L 4-Cylinder


429-hp 3L Straight 6-Cylinder
22 mpg city/31 mpg hwy

Gas Mileage

20 mpg city/29 mpg hwy
13.1 cubic feet

Cargo Volume

12.9 cubic feet
Mercedes-Benz User Experience

Infotainment System

Mercedes-Benz User Experience

Mercedes-Benz has made a name for itself on Williamsburg streets with their luxury sedans. It’s no surprise that the Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan was awarded the MotorTrend 2021 Car of the Year. But what’s the difference between the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Mercedes-Benz S-Class? Which costs less—Mercedes-Benz E-Class or S-Class? Which is bigger—Mercedes-Benz E-Class or S-Class? Mercedes-Benz of Hampton has the answers when you’re trying to decide between the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and S-Class. Take a look at how these two luxury sedans compare. 

Which Costs Less: 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class or S-Class?

You’ll find three models with the 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class compared to the 2021 S-Class, which offers two models. If you’re considering which costs less, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class or S-Class, the E-Class is significantly more affordable and makes a wonderful entry-level Mercedes-Benz for Hampton drivers:

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Models

  • Mercedes-Benz E 350 Sedan—$54,250 MSRP*
  • Mercedes-Benz E 350 4MATIC® Sedan—$56,750 MSRP*
  • Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC® Sedan—$62,000 MSRP*

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Models 

  • Mercedes-Benz S 500 4MATIC® Sedan—$109,800 MSRP*
  • Mercedes-Benz S 580 4MATIC® Sedan—$116,300 MSRP*

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class or S-Class: Engine Specs

One of the reasons for the higher price of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class compared to the E-Class comes from the more powerful engines offered for the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. While the Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers more power than most sedans, if you’re looking for the ultimate in a powerful luxury sedan in Norfolk, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is the right one for you:

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Engines

  • Mercedes-Benz E 350 Sedan—255 hp 2.0L inline-4 turbo
  • Mercedes-Benz E 350 4MATIC® Sedan—255 hp 2.0L inline-4 turbo
  • Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC® Sedan—362 hp 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine with EQ Boost

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Engines 

  • Mercedes-Benz S 500 4MATIC® Sedan—429 hp 3.0L inline-6 turbo engine with EQ Boost and electric auxiliary compressor 
  • Mercedes-Benz S 580 4MATIC® Sedan—496 hp 4.0L V8 biturbo with EQ Boost 

Which is Bigger: 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class or S-Class?

Just as the more affordable Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers a more efficient engine, as a mid-size sedan it’s also slightly smaller than the interior of the full-size S-Class. That said, when you’re choosing either the Mercedes-Benz E-Class or S-Class, rest assured that you’re going to have plenty of room for five passengers, along with ample trunk space in both options:

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Dimensions 

  • Front Headroom—37.9 inches
  • Front Legroom—41.3 inches
  • Rear Legroom—35.8 inches
  • Trunk Space—13.1 cubic feet

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Dimensions 

  • Front Headroom—39.3 inches
  • Front Legroom—41 inches
  • Rear Legroom—44 inches
  • Trunk Space—12.9 cubic feet

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs. S-Class: Features

You’ll find many of the same luxury and safety features whether you choose the Mercedes-Benz E-Class or S-Class:

Shared Features of the E-Class and S-Class

  • Car-to-X Communication
  • Active Brake Assist
  • Attention Assist
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 3 years of Mercedes me connect services
  • 64-color active LED ambient lighting
  • Electronic trunk closer

That said, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class offers far more luxury features in their standard package than you’ll get with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Some of those features include: 

2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Features

  • Power front seats with memory
  • Heated front seats

2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Features

  • Heated 12-way power front seats with memory
  • ENERGIZING kinetics for front seats
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Rapid-heating front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • SmartKey with KEYLESS-START
  • Heat- and noise-insulating, IR-reflecting laminated glass

Experience the Difference Between the E-Class and S-Class at Mercedes-Benz of Hampton

No matter whether you choose the Mercedes-Benz E-Class or S-Class, you’re going to have a luxury sedan you’ll absolutely love driving in the Hampton area. Compare them in person with test drives—simply contact Mercedes-Benz of Hampton and we’ll make the arrangements. In the meantime, take a look at how the Mercedes-Benz E-Class compares to the C-Class. We want you to get the Mercedes-Benz sedan that best suits your lifestyle. 

*Base MSRP excludes transportation and handling charges, destination charges, taxes, title, registration, preparation and documentary fees, tags, labor and installation charges, insurance, and optional equipment, products, packages and accessories. Actual vehicle price may vary by Dealer.


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