2014 Mercedes E-Class
While the CLA attempts to make its own submarket, the E-Class is the established, traditional midsize sedan that never gets old. This spring, Mercedes will give E-Class buyers two front grills depending on their moods (a huge, honking Mercedes logo on the Sport or the old-school hood ornament on Luxury models). A four-cylinder diesel on base E250 models along with an E400 gas-electric hybrid should deliver impressive fuel economy, while the upcoming E63 AMG will pack all-wheel-drive and up to 577 horsepower, which will not deliver anything but thrills. The interior is largely unchanged. Updated driver assist systems now include pedestrian detection with auto-braking and a radar cruise control that can steer the car by itself.