Redesigned for 2015, the Mercedes-Benz C300 is so impressive that it scores near the top of the sports sedan segment. The new 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

"I am very impressed with the car's performance and handling. I have track experience in other cars and have driven racing cars and very high performance vehicles. This is a nice compromise for a daily driver. Practical yet still provides an enjoyable driver's experience."

Anonymous, NY (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"4 cylinder rocket ship. 241 hp, I think Mercedes is sandbagging ."

Joe C., NY (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Adequately fast and precise steering. Acceleration response at all speeds and secure handling"

Joel M., NV (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Handles well but a bit underpowered. Considering the gas mileage it’s a fair trade off."

Steven W., NY (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"ease of 1 button to let the vinyl top down plus can also use a car wash to clean car since i do not have time to clean myself"

Chester K., OH (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"great on gas, and quick acceleration"

David T., NC (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The exhaust note stands out, the performance is very satisfactory for the money. A very nice daily driver"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"I particularly appreciatethe ability to change the suspension to accommodate the road conditions and the speed that I am driving at. I can firrm up the suspension on twisty back roads, or soften it when driving around town."

Jerry A., CT (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Excellent response, feels very light and easy to drive"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"I have owned two V8 powered Mustangs prior to my Mercedes C43. The handling of my C43 is almost very close to the mustangs handling but the acceleration exceeds the Mustangs."

Randy P., MO (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"I specifically bought a performance version, the AMG C43. The handling acceleration and sound of the vehicle are exhilarating when I want it, and "in the background" when I don't"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The performance Exhaust for $1200 is a must and a bargain. Sounds fantastic. Also, the acceleration is brutal. The sport seats are surprisingly comfortable. I just did a road trip to Dallas Texas. 900 miles each way. My back, which is bad, held up great. The handling is good, but not as good as an M3, but certainly good enough for any public road."

Tim M., IL (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"All aspects are superb. Steering feeling is somewhat vague."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"This C-Class cannot compete with our 3-Series for real-world performance and driving ‘fun’ yet it far outperforms the latter in cabin comfort and overall quiet luxury."

Robert R., CA (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"it feels as if Porsche put this car together."

Dave H., GA (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Excellent acceleration and handling in most driving conditions"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)


Leonard M., WA (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Gas Milage!"

Anonymous, TN (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Handles and accelerates with pin point precision."

Leslie P., ON (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Speedy little coupe"

Anonymous, CA (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The eco mode (engine start/stop at idle) is very rough and is something that we keep turned off. It is disappointing that this is not better implemented and smoother"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Excellent acceleration and handling. AWD is very good in rain and snow."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Best performance - this is not your father's SUV"

D K., NJ (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"It is good. Very comfortable when I need to pass another vehicle going uphill."

Neil R., NJ (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Outstanding power and great styling."

Gary D., NY (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Extraordinarily fast in the Comfort mode, shift the the Sport+ mode and it's a little scary. The ride is composed and predictable. My guests comment about how comfortable the ride is. The 4matic system has surpassed my expectations. It rivals my old MDX in the sense of control and it much better than my F150 in 4WD mode. The best part of the driving experience is the sound of the exhaust. : )"

Anonymous, MN (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"The ride is extremely rough. If you drive over a manhole, bumpy road, etc., it is extremely rough!"

Anonymous, NV (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Seat comfort is excellent many adjustments make long rides very comfortable. Quiet interior is nice"

Joel M., NV (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Very comfortable seats and ride. Quieter than our BMW 328."

Anonymous, HI (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"It's an absolute bliss to drive this car on the highways and especially the dilapidated Michigan roads. The wind noise and road noise barely penetrates into the cabin and you do get all the comforts of the suspension while at the same time conveying the road feel through the steering wheel."

Nirmal E., MI (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Incredible comfort...the seats have the ability to extend the thigh support, which is amazing for longer trips. Very quiet and the detail inside with the wood paneling is tremendous. You definitely feel like you're driving a luxury car, and yet it doesn't cost that much more than a loaded Chevy."

Michael W., MN (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Wind noise above 40 mph is unacceptable. Dealer is not able to fix the problem."

P R., TX (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Very comfortable seaT, great, quiet, ride"

Anonymous, NC (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Nice blend of performance and luxury, love the stock exhaust. On the down side the ride can be a bit harsh, comfort mode should have had a softer ride option"

Anonymous, TX (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Seats have multiple adjustments"

Anonymous, CT (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Ride pretty bad on the AMG models - ranges from brutally hard to bouncy, springy, almost nauseating soft. They somehow have missed a decent middle ground found in other cars, including the c300"

Anonymous, ON (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Very quiet, comfortable cabin. Car was purchased as a ‘luxury cruiser’ and it certainly fulfills that purpose. While having completely acceptable performance, this Mercedes definitely emphasizes quiet comfort while our 3-Series BMW favors the performance function."

Robert R., CA (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"14 way seats are the best I’ve ever had, comfort is so good even after long trips, noise, vault , that quiet. Ride is superb , no jarring bump, smooth, excellent steering response."

Joe C., NY (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Windshield wipers are annoying noisy. Dealer changed blades twice now acknowledged that there is a problem with the "C" class wipers. Wind noise is excessive. Dealer claims problem due to the thinner window glass used to reduce vehicle's weight!"

Salvatore G., FL (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"most comfortable ride of any car I have owned."

Brian S., CA (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Ride is "firm" with road noise."

John H., NV (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Rattles in the dash. Should have cooled seats, the option wasn't available."

Anonymous, ON (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Perfect for the performance capability of the car. Firm seating - very good visibility - everything in reach"

D K., NJ (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Quiet, supple ride--better in both regards than our BMW 328."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"very smooth ride and low noise"

Anonymous, SC (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)


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

What Owners Say


Anonymous, CA (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"The base model is very well equipped, with full power seats, electrically adjustable steering wheel, etc.) and is a relatively good value. Its a great car without the thousands of dollars of options."

Anonymous, HI (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Too many issues with car functionally that I expected to be better relative to what I paid. NOthing really gets my wow reation with this car. I wrote in my comments to Mercedes that I would not buy this car again"

Anonymous, OR (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Too many bells and whistles that cost too much and are difficult to understand and use!"

Anonymous, FL (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"In this Category the C43 is just amazingly handsome and a sheer pleasure to drive. The comparable 3 series, Acura, S4 are nice but this car is faster, more handsome inside and out. It is very comfortable and I stlll have friends comment on how handsome it is. The 4matic system is very confidence inspiring."

Anonymous, MN (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"We ordered our C class with very few options, as many features that are options on a BMW were standard. As a result, the C class cost many thousands less than a BMW 3 series."

Anonymous, CA (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Mercedes is expensive - no doubt about it. Beautiful design and feels substantial when you drive it. Not sure it's a good value it's a luxury."

Christena N., LA (2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class)

"Exceptional value for taking car from inventory at year end. Also lease with 7500 miles/year reduced monthly lease payment."

Anonymous, NJ (2017 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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