Donate |

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews from Consumer Reports

Indicates subscriber only content
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a coupe, sedan offered in a 2dr Cpe C63 AMG RWD, 2dr Cpe C250 RWD, 4dr Sdn C300 Sport 4MATIC, 4dr Sdn C300 Luxury 4MATIC, 4dr Sdn C350 Sport RWD, 2dr Cpe C350 RWD, 4dr Sdn C250 Luxury RWD, 4dr Sdn C250 Sport RWD, 2dr Cpe C350 4MATIC and 4dr Sdn C63 AMG RWD. The powertrains include 1.8-liter 4 turbo (201 hp), 3.5-liter V6 (248 hp), 3.5-liter V6 (302 hp), 6.3-liter V8 (451 hp) and 6.3-liter V8 (507 hp) engines, and 7-speed automatic transmissions. It is Front or AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 21 mpg city to 31 mpg highway. The C-Class uses Premium fuel.

Competing models include BMW 3 Series, Cadillac ATS and Acura TSX.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012

Reviewed Mercedes-Benz C-Classs from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan C250 4-cyl
  • 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C300 V6
  • 2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C230 V6

Subscribers get complete access to Mercedes-Benz C-Class Ratings. Subscribe Now

Owner's Satisfaction Survey

Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?"

Prices

Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the vehicle's published retail (base) price, without options, destination charge, or other fees. The Invoice Price is printed on the dealer's paperwork from the manufacturer. However, this amount is often more than the dealer actually paid for the vehicle. The Consumer Reports Bottom Line Price subtracts any dealer sales incentives, holdbacks, and rebates from the dealer-invoice price to give you a good starting point for your negotiations.

Reliability History & Common Problems

Subscribe

How are cars holding up? The reliability history charts give you the most comprehensive reliability information available to consumers. Based on 1.1 million vehicles in our latest subscriber survey, these charts give you a rundown on how 2004 through 2013 models are holding up in 17 areas, ranging from the engine, transmission, and brakes to power equipment and the electrical system. Learn more about car Reliability