3. Mercedes-Benz E-class – $53,575 – $69,625
What the E-class lacks in sportiness, it makes up for with a great ride, style, and comfort. Engine choices include a 195-hp turbodiesel four, a 302-hp V-6, or a 329-hp twin-turbo V-6. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. Coupes and convertibles get the 329-hp V-6 or a 402-hp twin-turbo V-8 (all-wheel drive is optional for the V-6 coupe), while the wagon offers only the 302-hp V-6 with all-wheel drive. An all-new E-class goes on sale in July 2016.