Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 28 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 3.2L SOHC SMPI 18-valve aluminum-alloy V6 engine
  • 5-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission-inc: "winter" mode, adaptive controls, OD
  • Automatic slip control (ASR)
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Independent double wishbone front suspension w/triangular lower control arms, anti-dive/anti-lift geometry
  • Independent five-link rear suspension-inc: anti-lift/anti-squat geometry, alignment control
  • Front/rear stabilizer bar, gas-pressurized shock absorbers, coil springs
  • 215/55HR16 all season SBR tires
  • Full-size spare tire
  • 16" X 7.5" 10-spoke aluminum wheels
  • Variable rate pwr rack & pinion steering
  • 4-wheel pwr disc brakes (front vented)
  • 4-channel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Brake assist system (applies full braking pwr automatically when needed)

Exterior Features

  • 4 free-form halogen headlamps
  • Front/rear fog lamps
  • Wraparound taillamps
  • Dual heated pwr remote outside rearview mirrors w/RH mirror reverse tilt down
  • Auto dimming driver mirror
  • Intermittent single-arm windshield wiper/heated washer system
  • Intermittent rear wiper w/heated washer

Interior Features

  • 10-way pwr front bucket seats w/head restraints
  • Leather seating insert upholstery
  • Pwr-adjustable front headrests
  • Manual adjust, remote fold-down rear head restraints
  • Center console-inc: front armrest w/upper & climate controlled lower storage
  • Fold-down second seat armrest w/dual slide-out cup holders
  • Dual front/middle/rear cup holders
  • Velour floor carpeting/mats
  • Leather-covered steering wheel/shift knob
  • Pwr tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Genuine burl walnut trim
  • Instrumentation-inc: speedometer, odometer, trip odometer, tachometer, fuel/ temp gauges, outside temp display, quartz clock
  • Warning lights-inc: seat belt, key-in-ignition, headlamps on, brake, ABS, Brake Assist, parking brake on, airbag, traction control, exterior lamp failure, low fuel/oil/coolant/washer fluid, check engine
  • Parking brake on/headlights on audible alert
  • Pwr windows w/express down/up
  • 3 position memory for driver/front passenger seats/steering column/mirrors/ headrests
  • Pwr door locks
  • Cruise control
  • Dual-mode Smartkey system-inc: remote window opening, doors/tailgate/filler cap unlocking & key copy protection
  • Universal garage door opener
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Automatic dual-zone climate control-inc: air/dust filters, sun/smog sensors, engine heat recirculation feature (REST)
  • Electrically heated rear window
  • Active charcoal climate control filter
  • Fiber-optic AM/FM/weather band stereo radio w/concealed auto-reverse cassette -inc: seek/scan, multifunction keypad, 4 in 1 control soft keys, CD changer/ phone controls, anti-theft coding, speed compensated volume
  • 8-speaker sound system
  • Rear window antenna
  • Compact disc/cellular telephone pre-wiring
  • Antenna for cellular telephone
  • Auto dimming rearview mirror
  • Front/rear door storage pockets
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Front courtesy lights w/delay shutoff
  • Rear courtesy light
  • Front passenger reading lamp
  • Entrance lamps

Safety Features

  • 4-channel anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Brake assist system (applies full braking pwr automatically when needed)
  • Driver & front passenger front/side airbags supplemental restraint system
  • Adjustable 3-point front shoulder belts w/height adjustment & emergency tensioning retractor
  • 3-point rear seat belts
  • Child safety door locks
  • Babysmart automatic child seat recognition system
  • Automatic slip control (ASR)

2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Owner Reviews

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Dependable, sensible car with many luxury details

2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base

Performance is wonderful. The car is older, so it tends to have trouble with light bulbs and locks and that sort of trivial thing, but it runs well with pretty minimal trouble. It has been maintained well before I got it, but I use it every day now and everything pertaining to actually driving still works. It's very comfortable and spacious. I love the sunroof design - manual cover and electric window. My biggest complaint is that the heating/cooling system is weird. There's only one setting for the defrost, which is full blast heat and it can get uncomfortable. And the controls aren't very specific. Both systems have one control set. You can't really decide heating or cooling, you just have to play with the temperature. And I can't specify which vents I want operating the way I want to. It cycles through combinations like top/feet, front/feet, etc. But I can't choose my own, so if I want air from two directions not listed, I can't. The tape player that came with the car recently died, but it lasted a very long time. The speakers and radio are GREAT though. A lot of pockets and cubbies. Very clever use of space, and a large trunk too. It has the one windshield wiper design, which I find strange, but it's functional. The car's inner computer is great too. It is very specific when there is something wrong, like low traction or a burnt out bulb. My other big frustration is that the car has bluetooth capabilities, but it was not enabled. I guess that cost extra back when this car was new? I don't know. It seems silly to me and it's annoying to see the bluetooth button there but not be able to use it.

- Kim P

My car has a turn radius that is smooth as silk turns.

2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base

My car is 16 years old and I just love her. She is fairly easy on gas and has kept her style. A Mercedes Benz is still hard to beat. She has a comfortable interior. I Love the leather seats. Even in the summer they have held their shape. The most wonderful thing about this car is her performance. She can turn on a dime, she rides smoothly and on bumpy terrain the ESP will switch on automatically.

- L W

In summary, the car has stood the test of time.

2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base

The car is will made. Starting with the paint. The paint has held up, it still shines after 18 yrs.The steering is so easy. It turns on a dime. The engine is loaded with power that has been reliable for all those years. When it comes to comfort I love the leather seats that have held up in Florida heat. Last but not least, the sound system is as well made as to any sound system on the market.

- Willie J

Mercedes Benz: The trustworthy and dependable Car

2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base

My car really lives up to its billings as a Luxury car as the drive is smooth and despite its age, no major repairs are needed nor any replacement are required for everything is still functioning and okay. Except for some minor details which needs to be attended to, I find the car and I believe all Mercedes Benz models are one of the dependables and trustworthy vehicles in the market.

- Ivan M

It is a reliable vehicle to have as a daily driver

2001 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Base

I have this car for 4 years now, and it's been a very reliable everyday driver. It's a very comfortable vehicle that seats 5 no problem with a very roomy trunk space, with lots of features for its age. It doesn't have a lot of mechanical issues other than your regular and expected vehicle maintenance.

- John W

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