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Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs Ssangyong Musso

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Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Mercedes-Benz E-Class

$94,218 - $259,900

2022 price

Ssangyong Musso
Ssangyong Musso

$35,000 - $45,400

2023 price

Summary

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2023 Ssangyong Musso
Safety Rating

Engine Type
Turbo 4, 2.0L

Diesel Turbo 4, 2.2L
Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded/Electric

Diesel
Fuel Efficiency
2.2L/100km (combined)

9.0L/100km (combined)
Seating
5

5
Dislikes
  • Awkward boot arrangement
  • Limited electric range
  • Fiddly multimedia

  • Needs more driver-assist safety tech
  • Needs all-terrain tyres
  • Ramp-over angle too shallow
2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Summary

For all the glitz, glamour, and breadth of the Mercedes-Benz passenger car range, it's nice to see the E-Class sedan, to many, the Mercedes-Benz, still persevere.

While Benz has re-invented its small cars and SUVs multiple times to stay up to date with global trends, the E-Class has soldiered on for the brand's faithful in the same form it always has, only now the time has come for its gradual steps into electrification.

Dubbed the E 300 e, this plug-in hybrid variant aims to offer some of the experience of an electric car with all of the experience of Mercedes’ renowned executive sedan.

But does this electric update improve the core Mercedes experience or only work to compromise it?

I took this latest version for a week to find out.

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2023 Ssangyong Musso Summary

If you’re in the market for a dual-cab ute but your budget doesn’t quite stretch to the $70K price tags of a lot of new models – then maybe you should check out the SsangYong Musso. 

The Ultimate XLV variant, a lifted and stretched version of the standard Musso, might be the sweet spot for work-and-play duties. It’s auto, it’s 4WD, it has a stack of standard features and its price-tag is closer to $45,000 than $70,000.

But, does this ute make sense as an appealing value-for-money buy? Read on.

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