Buying used: 2012 Mercedes E-Class still exudes class

Arguably the most visually appealing E-class model was the new coupe. From its arrowhead front end to a back deck evocative of some Mercedes models of the 1950s, this one was – and is – a knockout

Reading Time: 4 minutes From arrowhead front to evocative 50’s-style back, this one’s still a knockout

Mercedes CLA 250 too sophisticated for its own good

Despite its uniqueness, I found Mercedes CLA 250 to be kind of annoying to drive. It's a well-styled automobile with a tastefully done interior but the many unnecessary bells and whistles really brought down its driveability

Reading Time: 4 minutes Fussy controls and bad ergonomics take away from an attractive car that should just be a pleasure to drive

Mercedes GLS 450 is big, bold and pricey

The Mercedes-Benz GLS 450 is a full-size SUV with power, luxury and performance. It weighs 2,480 kg, is 5.2 metres long and has a 3.135-metre wheelbase. Power is provided by a twin-turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine that displaces 3.0 litres and develops some 362 horsepower. It’s mated to a nine-speed automatic transmission and comes with Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel drive

Reading Time: 4 minutes The 2020 version of this SUV has plenty of prestige and presence, but it’s not perfect

A cheap, Smart runabout with few equals

The Smart is homely, undersized and really bad in the snow. But it’s arguably the best city car, pound for pound, money can buy. Best of all, perhaps, it’s remained relatively unchanged over the years (shown is the 2016 model year, which received a modest restyling) and, for those in the market for a thrifty used car runabout, it’s cheap like borscht

Reading Time: 4 minutes With Mercedes discontinuing the Smart after the 2020 model year, this thrifty, surprisingly durable city runabout may be in short supply