When it was redesigned for 2015, the Mercedes-Benz C300 scored near the top of the sports sedan segment. This iteration of the C-Class has a beautiful interior and delivers a driving experience that is close to ideal when it comes to balancing performance and comfort. Simply put, the C300 delivers the driving pleasure people expect from the brand.
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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


S E., CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"I have owned Audi, BMW and previous gen C-Class. This car has by far the best balance of performance and comfort. It has been a joy to drive since day 1."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Fun to drive in all settings, but choosing sport or more yields a fabulously handling vehicle."

Anonymous, NM (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Comfort is excellent"

P B., CT (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"With various settings for handling this car drives either in comfort setting or three different modes to stiffen ride and affect the handling via steering feel."

Irv C., NY (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"This MB is very fast, which surprised me, and it handles extremely well."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Sharp, responsive handling while maintaining a comfortable ride. The turbo four provides snappy acceleration and the 7-speed auto is always in the proper gear."

Ken K., CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)


Anonymous, FL (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Superb handling and very fast pickup."

DON P., TX (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Very smooth and surprisingly peppy for a 4 cylinder engine."

HAL S., GA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Fast, great handling"

GREGORY W., FL (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Excellent acceleration with the 2.0 tubo and good handling."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"This car is FAST! 0-60 in 3.9sec may be conservative. The torque curve is also very linear. It feels like if it's 3.9 sec to 60mph, then it's 7.8 sec to 120mph. Acceleration doesn't drop off. Handling is very good. Not quite as good as my 2013 BMW M3, but very good still."

TIM M., IL (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The automated safety features. I ordered the car in order to get the lane keeping, automatic cruise, auto braking in emergencies, etc. The whole package cost only $2700. If it only saves my life once it is well worth the cost. It kept me from changing lanes into a truck once (not a signal, it won't steer into another vehicle) and kept me from rear ending a school bus at a blind railroad crossing. The car crammed on the brakes and stopped for me! Oddly, my insurance company, USAA, gives no cr"

JOHN T., AZ (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Excellent driving, like the selector to change from Comfort all the way to Sport + and customization"

DAVID J., NY (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The Car is a joy to Drive. Both my wife and I rate this very much fun to drive"

DARLENE G., MA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"the C400 Mercedes Sedan is the best performing vehicle I have ever owned. I have 53,000 miles since Sept.of 2014 all on pleasure trips. The ride to handling compromise is perfect for me. I can hit 130 mph when conditions allow and it is stable and fully controlled. throttle response from the twin turbo V6 feels better than big V8, with max torque around 1400 RPM. extensive aluminum in the chassis and panels keep weight down but provides excellent stiffness and low NVH. I have spent most of my l"

ROBERT N., NM (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Although there is some turbo lag at low RPM, this car accelerates incredibly well. The combination of the torque turbo engine, along with the precision and reflexes of the 7 speed transmission, mean extremely good response, even in low speed city driving, where turbo lag often makes turbo cars struggle. Despite having the auto-start/stop feature, this car still pretty much always manages to pull ahead off the line at every traffic light. Makes a pretty decent 4-cylinder sound too. The accelerati"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Shocks bottom on very easily"

JERRY J., CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Remarkable acceleration for a four cylinder motor"

Anonymous, OR (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"drives and handles well; very cramped"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"great handling in town & country"

BO W., TX (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"I was surprised by the type of problem (device holding fuel injectors) and the exceptional length of time it took to repair (nearly two weeks as dealer, claims, it had to send to German for the part), such that I may not buy this car again."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The four cylinder turbo's performance is certainly there. The numbers match the what would be expected from a six. But you are missing the smoothness, refinement and linear acceleration of a six cylinder."

KEN K., CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Quick, hugs the road very well, soft ride"

Aaron S., FL (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Absolutely amazing acceleration. Handles very well but comfort mode suspension way too stiff."

Mickey B., CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Acceleration, mileage, safety, navigation"

G A., MB (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Road handling"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"We previously had a 2010 Mercedes C Class which we liked but the acceleration and handling on the 2015 is much improved"

Anonymous, IN (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Controlled driving experience"

Steven E., CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Hard to believe it is only a 4 cylinder engine. Easy to maneuver."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Great acceleration and torque. Good response for a turbo charger with minimal ag."

Anonymous, VA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Amazing acceleration and handling, one of the quickest cars I've ever driven on top of being a real joy on the road."

Anonymous, MD (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"handles well, very comfortable great safety features"

Anonymous, NC (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Acceleration for passing is good, with some hesitation. Corning is great and makes the car fun to drive."

Anonymous, NM (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Handles very well, nice acceleration, good gas mileage."

Steven S., MA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The C350 coupe is fun to drive. Lots of HP and torque which makes for incredible acceleration, particularly in "Sport" mode. Low profile tires and a well-tuned suspension makes it handle like a true sports car."

Enrique H., IL (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"generally ok, not exceptionally comfortable. My older 2015 c280 feel more solid and confortable."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Wonderful ride and and smooth ride, if you need to pass you have ll the power you need to do so."

John T., MO (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Very dissatisfied with distronic system, prone to failure."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"very fast! handles great except under heavy acceleration (car may fishtail)"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"A quiet solid comfortable ride with excellent acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Marvelous, fun to drive, smooooth"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Acceleration and handling"

Anonymous, MD (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Handles beautifully, perfectly; fun to drive both in city traffic and at top highway speeds"

Bo W., TX (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Great handling and performance while getting 36+ mpg!"

Michael C., WA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"the car is a C400 and has 330Hp, accelerates very quickly and with the adjustable suspension can handle as well as you want or ride as nice and soft as you want. It is very, very quite. The best car I have ever had"

Bill R., ON (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The different driving settings allow me to get comfort when important. The ventilated seats are great in summer heat. Front seats could be more plush."

Anonymous, NM (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)


P B., CT (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The seats and ride are very good, but it does have some creaks in the back."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"When I open the sun roof there is an unpleasant smell"

Anonymous, CO (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Back seat could be more comfortable"

ALLISON M., NY (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The front passenger seat area is a little cramped and gets uncomfortable on long trips."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Very comfortable seats, low noise and fun to drive."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Very solid strong safe car"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Our mistake: we're just too old to get in and out of a coupe. If there is a "next time," we'll get a four-door. Also, we have noticed a bit of "Mercedes Envy"; other drivers tend to cut us off more frequently than when we are driving the Subaru"

DICK B., CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The ride is a bit bumpy. In Comfort driving mode, it's bumpy. And in Economy driving mode, which is what I like to use, is more bumpy."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"fabulous in every respect"

BO W., TX (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Very comfortable and high quality driving experience."

DON P., TX (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Seats and ride and very comfortable. Some body integrity is disappointing inside the vehicle leading to faint rattles throughout cabin that can become annoying. Also, although the ride is very compliant, the run-flat tires cause some abrupt bumps to intrude the into the cabin. I plan to change them out to regular tires once they’re ready to be swapped out"

Steven T., NV (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Driver position and adjustments are exceptional. Passenger comfort has many adjustments not normally found on a passenger seat. Ride is good to average, but performance and handling is exceptional. Cabin noise is amazingly quiet for all driving situations."

Kenneth B., PA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Sedan that rides like a coupe. AMG interior looks fantastic and is really comfortable"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The car really rides very well. Easy handling. Smooth control."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"I have sciatica with leg pains and my wife has serious back problems. These were major factors is our car shopping. The Mercedes was one of only 3 cars that offered us reasonable seat comfort."

Anonymous, SC (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"This car is a joy to drive especially in heavy traffic or on the open highway."

Don P., TX (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"seats are not as comfortable especially when taking a long trip. They are somewhat stiff and could use more padding"

Johnny W., AZ (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The ride is incredible; you just glide over crooks and imperfections in the road. Combined with acoustic glass, you’re isolated from the outside world."

Joseph Z., AR (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Terrific seats! Smooth ride. Low noise level."

Jeffrey K., NY (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"It handles, grabes the road really well."

Peter S., HI (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"comfortable seats, smooth ride, low noise"

Jeff S., TX (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Severe rattling noise on moderately rough roads"

G P., CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Even though the seats on the C Class 300 4matic are not leather, they pleather is very comfortable and easy to keep clean. I like that I have the heated seat option. Surely a plus in the winter months."

Anonymous, NJ (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"It is a sport suspension, completely different from the standard one. Hard on bumps, but with and outstanding handling. That is what I wanted. The front seats are very confortable with many adjustements and very Nice design and upholstery in red AMG."

David B., QC (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The C-Class rides and feels sporty from acceleration to turning. We have had two rather big issues: our Pleather seats deteriorated with an oily like substance which Mercedes replaced. Our brakes squeak very loudly in cold weather. They have addressed it 3 times. We will see how it is this winter. Otherwise the car is very nice."

Scott M., WI (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Sense of safety, and good driving experience"

Steven E., CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The ride is not as smooth or quit as I would have expected. Does not compare to my Lexus an the interior feels quite cramped."

Anonymous, RI (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Very nice ride, handles very well. Quiet inside."

Steven S., MA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Handles beautifully and feels like a larger auto"

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Totally comfortable, a wonderful car for road trips, smooth ride and quiet, the “luxury‿ option seems so much better than the tight, bumpy “sport‿ option"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)


Anonymous, MD (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Very comfortable seats with a smooth ride and a quiet cabin"

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The steering is very good, but the ride is a bit stiff."

Anonymous, WA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Outside noise reduction is not satisfactory. Could be quieter"

Anonymous, ON (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)


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

What Owners Say

"Too small for the $50,000 price. Not a problem prone vehicle, but I am not happy with this purchase. I will not buy another Mercedes."

Robert S., GA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"This is a very well rounded vehicle. It's a joy to drive, very comfortable, and very well engineered."

Matthew W., NC (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Dealership personall --customer communication in service department --demanding--arrogant--dictatorial Hasn,t changed in 30 years--I did not pick this manufacturer my wife did and know she knows why I choose other manufacturers--it's not so much the car it's the attitude of the service providers after the sale"

C W., CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"For $48,000, it has vinyl seats and no navigation system? On the other hand, it's a beautiful, well made car."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"High purchase price & very low blue book not even 2 years later :("

Anonymous, CA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Having had the car for 1.5 years and having driven it about 16,000 miles, I feel that I overpaid about $ 10,000. when I see what I could have bought with other companies. The car is good, but not great, which was what I had expected. My 2004 Acura TL was better all around."

ANN S., NH (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Nice driving car, power when you want it and attractive vehicle."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"I bought a one year old demonstrator at a very good prince. That is the receip for good value because the dépréciation in the firs year is important."

David B., QC (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"More value than the BMW 3-Series as it has a lot of more current safety and look features."

Scott M., WI (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"I had 3 C300s prior to this lease. I wanted to try something else I priced quite a few cars in the same luxury class and found that the C300 gave me the most for the cost so I leased another one! At least I got a different color each time."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"It’s a good but expensive car."

Anonymous, VA (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I get compliments regularly on the styling & color(Dakota Brown) of this car. It looks beautiful, solid, and the interior design is the best in this price range & above this range. Performance is outstanding, superior fuel miliage, and adjustable ride & performance settings. It will stop itself if you are careless in traffic, lets you know when other cars are next to you when changing lanes, and is such a pleasure to drive. Would buy this car again without question."

BUDDY T., TX (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Years ago, I felt Mercedes Benz automobiles were for the muckety muck. The particular cal that I am leasing is very nice and in good taste. I have also received compliments from persons that normally do not say anything."

MANUEL M., TX (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"cramped, closed in"

Anonymous, NY (2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"I love the front end of the car. The interior styling is fantastic. Very nice. The seats are super comfortable and look so cool."

TIM M., IL (2015 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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