No, this isn't a comparison.
My folks just picked up a 2008 E550. It's loaded to the sunroof, seems to have every option. Very nice car. They picked it up for $28,000, which seems very very good. There were two large noticeable scratches in the paint, which I assume are the reason for the discount.
I was a bit surprised by the hardness of the seats, though. It almost made me wonder if there was some problem with the seats and they weren't re-covered in the standard material. They're not soft to the touch, and they're not soft to pressure either. The "leather", if it's even leather, feels hard, almost abrasive. The padding isn't soft either.
Leaning my head back on the headrest was the first indication as I thought, "Wait, I thought this was a Mercedes E550!".
Then I wondered, is this "the way it is" for ventilated seats? I'd never actually been in a car with ventilated seats, that I recall. How do the seats in the Overland feel?
I'm hoping for soft, supple leather, and comfortable but supportive padding. I gotta say, if the Overland seats feel like the seats in my folks' Merc, I'd have to buy something else