The rear-wheel-drive C-Class is notably comfortable, competent, and costlyÑyou can easily drop $40,000 on a C280 by including just a few common options. Still, Mercedes' smallest sedan line is well built and provides a quiet driving experience. Handling is very capable, and the ride is taut but supple. The 2.8-liter V6 is smooth and powerful, and the five-speed automatic transmission is responsive.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

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A typical model has 100 or more samples for each model year. For some model years, typically those of older or less popular cars, we do not have a large enough sample size to provide results of statistical confidence.

There are several ways in which a savvy car buyer can still research how current owners feel about their car.

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