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author photo by Brian Moody February 2019

We know what you're thinking "I can't afford a Mercedes-Benz." Well, maybe. But there's more to the German luxury automaker than $100,000 luxury sedans and high-performance cars for NYC stock brokers. Include the shipping fee all new cars add to the suggested retail price and there are still eight Mercedes vehicles with a base price under $50,000 and three with a starting price under $40,000. Not what you were thinking about Mercedes-Benz, right?

On the other hand, if luxury cars are your thing, you already know Mercedes-Benz has a vast line up including coupes, convertibles, and hybrids and good assortment of luxury SUVs. Also, Mercedes-Benz is the best selling luxury car brand in the U.S., so they're clearly doing something right. Here are a few Mercedes-Benz vehicles that highlight the German automaker nicely:

A-Class

A-Class

It's the smallest Benz sold in the U.S. but there's no shortage of features and options. The base price is about $32,500.The Mercedes website allows you to build a nicely equipped car that includes heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, adaptive cruise controlApple CarPlay/Android Auto, wireless phone charging and a large glass roof. Even with all these features, the price is still under $40,000.  All-wheel drive is also available. While the interior is a little smaller than we'd normally expect from Mercedes-Benz, the car is good-looking and does offer a luxury car experience. Yes, you can get the super-cool large display screen in the A-Class.

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GLC 300

GLC 300

The perfect intersection of luxury and value is the GLC300. It starts at about $40,000 but, like all Mercedes vehicles, there are plenty of options -- everything from heated rear seats to a multimedia package that allows for voice control, a touchpad controller and five years of XM traffic and weather. The GLC can also be outfitted with the latest driver-assist features like adaptive cruise control, active steering assist and active brake assist along with a suite of "Pre-Safe" features that can either help you avoid an accident or lessen the severity of an unavoidable accident. In 2016, the GLC 300 was on our list of best cars for the year. To our eye, it's one of the best looking small SUVs on the planet and there's a plug-in hybrid model and all-wheel drive version as well.

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GLE 450

GLE 450

Remember in high school when you had to vote for the kid who was "funniest" or "Most Athletic?" The new 2020 Mercedes GLE crushes the competition and effectively steals every Senior Superlative you can think of. All new for 2020, the GLE is stunning, competent, useful, quick, luxurious and tech-laden, making it just about the most perfect family car you can get. There's also a sophisticated air suspension available on the GLE 450 that can control each wheel individually and is perfect for those who actually venture off-road. We drove the GLE 450 in the snowy mountains of Colorado and found it to be an excellent combination of comfort and fun with a remarkably serene ride on the highway. There's also a GLE 350, which is less power and is less expensive. A 2-wheel drive GLE 350 starts at about $55,000.

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E-Class Wagon

E-Class Wagon

If you're looking for a luxury alternative to an SUV, the E-Class Wagon is it. Yes, there's a 603 horsepower performance version and yes, it's awesome. But the real sweet spot in the E-Class line up is the E 450 4Matic Wagon. It's a 362 hp-family wagon that gets from 0-to-60 miles per hour in 5.1 seconds, but offers Bentley like levels of comfort and luxury. Every detail, from the crushed glass look of the taillights to the large info screen inside, points to the kind of class and refinement people expect from Mercedes-Benz. A variety of appearance packages mean you can get an E-Class Wagon with a more traditional look or with a more sport-wagon like look. There's also plenty of utility to go along with the top-shelf luxury, a 40/20/40 second row and a rear-facing third row, mean you can seat up to seven passengers or haul a decent amount of cargo. The E-Class Wagons starts at about $65,000.

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