2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Buyer's Guide

By KBB.com Editors on April 14, 2016 3:31 PM

The most competitive, most luxurious C-Class ever.

All-new last year, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class takes the quality and comfortable luxury the sedan is known for and injects a healthy dose of sporty fun. The latest iteration is both larger and lighter than the last one, and both the attractive body and upscale interior are reminiscent of the ultra-lux full-size S-Class sedan. There is no shortage of compelling sport sedans out there, but the C-Class offers a level of comfort and elegance that isn't available elsewhere. There's also plenty of variety in the lineup, including a new plug-in hybrid option and three fire-breathers from AMG. It is also Kelley Blue Book's Luxury Car Best Buy for the second year in a row.

Driving It

From our 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review: "A lightweight body makes the C-Class feel more tossable, although there is still more steering isolation than with a similar-size BMW or Cadillac. On the flip side, the C-Class chassis demonstrates an undeniable solidity that reinforces a feeling of safety and competence."

2017 C-Class Coupe

The coupe based on the newest C-Class platform has just gone on sale. Available as the C300 and C300 4MATIC, the 2017 C-Class coupe is longer and wider than the previous coupe, with a sportier suspension. An AMG-tuned coupe will follow.

Build Yours

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class lineup starts at just under $40,000 for the C300 sedan and climbs past $100,000 for a fully loaded C63 AMG sedan. Build and price your own 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

The Competition

Unless you're already 100 percent sold on the C-Class, check out our Small Luxury Sedan Buyer's Guide to browse all your options.

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