HonestJohn.co.uk, added: “If you’re looking for a near perfect car – surely this is it. The E-class is just sublime. Comfortable, quiet and quick – it’s a very easy car to love,”
While Fleet World’s Alex Grant claimed the Mercedes was “a technological showcase. Beautifully built and a pleasure to drive, wherever your journey takes you, the E-class resets the executive class benchmarks”.
In the overall category, the E-class triumphed over the Volvo V90 and Jaguar F-Pace, which finished in joint second place, with Hyundai’s Ioniq and the Ford Focus RS in joint third.
Launched in 2014, the UK Car of the Year Awards are judged by 27 of Britain’s most-read motoring journalists. Each judge uses their expertise to pick out the top performer in 12 vehicle categories, before deciding the overall winner from their favourites in each class.