The C300 Sport is a capable car and was more competitively priced than the 2001-2007 model it replaces. Quick and refined, braking performance is excellent, but the steering is overly light and feels out of place in a sport sedan. The taut suspension translates into a stiffer ride than many competing models.
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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

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Plenty of zip and seems to handle better the faster you go."

Jim F., VT (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"It feels so solid when I'm driving"

Miguel B., VA (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The car handles really well especially on turns. It has smooth acceleration and is reasonably powerful when pulling onto the freeway."

Candace N., CA (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Love it, nice driving car. Had a small oil leak and fixed it for under $30 and in 20 minutes. Very nice looking car...and still going strong with 150k on the c300."

Michael W., CA (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Very solid feeling car....great cornering....good acceleration and fantastic brakes."

Rex M., CA (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The driving is just sublime. The acceleration, handling, and suspension are all excellent. The engine is quiet yet powerful. it's a pure joy to drive."

Royce H., MD (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Acceleration and handling at open highway speeds. Love to drive this car (responsibly) We had two $1000+ repair jobs and the service B all occur together."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Automatic stopping or slowing has prevented possible collision when driving in rush hour traffic."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Press on the gas and it gets up and goes quickly and smoothly."

W F., IL (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"excellent in both areas"

DOUGLAS K., KY (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"70K miles in and it still drives like the first day I got it. An absolute joy to drive - first car I can actually say I love."

Anonymous, IL (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"accelerates great from stand still to the road handles well on long hi way trips"

HENRY B., PA (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Transmission broke with less than 13000Km Changed computer knob selectir Changed A/C motor blower"

Anonymous, QC (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Acceleration and handling are great in this car. The car can turn on a dime, exceptionally responsive steering and pick-up. Great German engineering and a joy to drive."

John M., PA (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The car handles extremely well. It is quick to accelerate and very easy to handle on turns."

Candace N., CA (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Love the seat memory feature since my wife and I switch driving the car often. Great adjustable lumbar support."

Rex M., CA (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Seat is excellent for long drives"

Jim F., VT (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Heated seats feel wonderful when it’s cold outside or when our backs need a bit of relaxation."

Anonymous, TX (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The most comfortable car I've ever owned. I can take long trips without any discomfort. Very quiet ride."

Anonymous, WV (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The seats are uncomfortable because the headrest pushes your head forward and you can't sit up straight. The noise from the wind makes it sound like the windows are open even though they are closed."

Michelle M., IL (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Comfortable seat, good ride, low noise"

Stephen L., HI (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Heated seats. Climate system responds quickly. Seats are fully adjustable. Leather has held up well for the past 16 years."

R K., MA (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Overall I love my Mercedes. The best car I have owned"

Richard D., MD (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"Style and workmanship excellent. Ride very smooth."

KEVIN W., VA (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"I feel I received an excellent value when I bought the car and still feel the same after 7 years of ownership"

Richard D., MD (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"classic style"

DOUGLAS K., KY (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The front end is too low and catches curbs in parking lots"

LES F., FL (2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. 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?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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