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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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MSRP Range :
$52,195 - $54,195
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Combined Fuel Economy
25 MPG
Horsepower
241 HP
KBB Expert Rating
4.7 
KBB Consumer Rating
4.3 
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Pros

Whether you're drawn to its craftsmanship, elegant styling, technology or coveted German badge, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class remains the entry-level luxury car to which others aspire. The C-Class even offers high-performance Mercedes-AMG models (reviewed separately) and a plug-in hybrid version called the C350e. 

Cons

The C-Class' features and enviable reputation come at a price that starts higher than those of its rivals. If you want a compact luxury car that's as distinctive as it is practical, you might like the roomier Audi A5 Sportback or BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe.

What's New For 2018

For 2018, all C-Class models except the hybrid receive a 9-speed automatic transmission (the hybrid retains a 7-speed). Sedan models gain a power sunroof as standard, while the coupe gets a rearview camera and blind-spot monitoring. Cabriolets receive a semi-automatic trunk separator, wood trim and analog clock. All models now have extendable sun visors.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Pricing

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$52,195 - $54,195

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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Expert Review

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class compact luxury car is a prestigious chip off the old block. Its design, technology and very essence are derived from the S-Class, Mercedes' nearly 6-figure flagship. The C-Class is far more attainable, and if the S-Class shouts that its driver has made it, this one says theirs is getting there. This is even more so with the C-Class coupe and convertible, which trade 5-passenger practicality for stylistic flair and a carefree attitude. Against its BMW 3 Series archrival, the C-Class tends to have slightly softer manners, but is still impressively athletic when pushed. Equally notable are the C-Class' roster of tech/safety features and amenities, right down to the interior fragrance system that broke ground in the latest S-Class.

Driving the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The C-Class drives with a similar stateliness as its E-Class and S-Class brothers, but in smaller, nimbler form. While comfort and quiet are top of mind, the C-Class is easy to hustle. In fact, the 2018 C-Class is beguilingly quick, and its turbocharged 4-cylinder feels more powerful than its stated 241 horsepower. With the new 9-speed transmission, the C300 now runs to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds, 2/10ths of a second quicker than last year. And while we've had our issues with 9-speed automatic transmissions in other cars, in the C-Class we didn't experience any hesitancy or refinement issues. Various drive modes are on top via the Dynamic Select dial, and they truly change the personality of the car, with the Comfort, Sport and Sport+ modes doing justice to their names in both acceleration and cornering dynamics. (There's also an Eco mode for the efficiency-minded.) Speaking of fuel economy, the C-Class is fitted with a stop/start system that cuts engine power at idle. If you're like us and have qualms with the engine shutting down and abruptly restarting, know the system can be turned off.

Favorite Features

BURMESTER AUDIO SYSTEM
You may never have heard of this high-end German audio brand, but once your ears hear the sound of this system, they'll never forget it. This 13-speaker, 590-watt audio system is an aural delight, and even its stainless steel speaker housings please the senses. At $850, it's a steal.

DRIVER-ASSISTANCE PACKAGE
This package bundles significant active safety and driving aids, features that can make driving less stressful and potentially save a life. They include an adaptive cruise control system with a Steering Assist function that follows the road, and even the ability to stop the car if a pedestrian enters the road.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Interior

Lovely. Few other words suffice when it comes to describing the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class interiors, especially on the heels of the former generation, which had more of a cold, clinical demeanor. The C-Class is available with an attractive array of wood and aluminum finishes, and a relatively clutter-free layout that manages to still feel elegant. Central to the de-cluttering is a simple rotary dial and optional touch pad that respond to gestural inputs, swipes and handwriting. Adding to the upscale feel is an available Air Balance Package with a fragrance diffuser that atomizes perfume into the air-conditioning system. Pragmatically, rear-seat legroom can be tight for taller passengers, and coupe and convertible model trade the sedan's 3-passenger bench for a pair of more sculpted seats.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Exterior

The C-Class' elegant interior isn't its only correlation to the S-Class. Like that flagship, the C-Class is curvy, bold and beautiful. Thanks to its smaller proportions, you could say it's even more purposeful. The 2-door versions of the C-Class, in the form of the coupe and cabriolet, have their own sense of style, with the coupe looking particularly strong. All can be further emboldened with the Night Package, which adds sporty AMG Line performance elements, gloss black exterior accents, and darkened 18-inch AMG wheels.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Standard Features

As should be expected from a German luxury car, even a base Mercedes-Benz C300 includes a laudable amount of features, technology and safety systems to complement its badge appeal. Among the standard features are power front seats, dual-zone climate control, a sunroof, power-folding mirrors, and a brake-hold feature that can give your foot a break at stoplights. Standard infotainment includes a 7-inch high-res display and central rotary controller, AM/FM/HD Radio, dual USB audio ports, and Bluetooth streaming. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto can be bundled for an extra $350. The C-Class' standard safety systems include an automatic emergency braking system and another system that monitors for driver drowsiness. C-Class convertibles come with the nifty Airscarf neck-level heating system and heated front seats.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Options

Whether you want in-car Wi-Fi, a power rear sunshade, a hands-free trunk, or the ability to check on your car via a phone with the mbrace Connect service, there are plenty of ways upgrade the 2018 Mercedes C-Class. If you real leather instead of the faux MB-Tex upholstery, that is extra. Other options include heated and ventilated front seats, a panoramic roof, and performance-oriented suspension and brakes. In the "just cool" column are that in-cabin fragrance system with your choice of fragrances, a head-up windshield display, and a system that helps you parallel park. If you opt for the navigation system, you'll also get a larger 8.4-inch center display.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Engine

The standard engine in the C300 sedan, coupe and convertible is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes a healthy 241 horsepower. Rear-wheel drive (RWD) is standard, and all-wheel drive (AWD), which Mercedes calls 4Matic, is optional. For 2018, all are now linked to a 9-speed automatic transmission. Still using the 7-speed automatic -- a good transmission in its own right -- the C350e Plug-in Hybrid pairs a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder with an electric motor to make a combined 275 horsepower and a stout 443 lb-ft of torque. Beyond more power, the system results in markedly more fuel economy: the mile-per-gallon equivalent (MPGe) of 45/61 city/highway. On electricity alone, it won't take you far, with the EPA putting its range at about 8 miles. The C350e is rear-drive only. If you're power hungry, the C-Class is available in high-performance Mercedes-AMG variants boasting up to 503 horsepower. Those models are reviewed separately.

2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (C300 sedan, coupe, convertible)
241 horsepower @ 5,550 rpm
273 lb-ft of torque @ 1,300-4,000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 24/33 mpg (RWD, sedan), 22/30 mpg (RWD, coupe), 23/32 mpg (AWD, sedan), 22/30 mpg (AWD, coupe), 22/29 (RWD & AWD convertible)

2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 + 60kW electric motor (C350e)
275 horsepower
443 lb-ft of torque
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 45/61 MPGe

How Much Does the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cost?

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting just over $41,000, including destination charge. Base C-Class coupe models start at just over $44,000, while the C-Class convertible jumps to starting price of over $52,000. Adding all-wheel drive to any model is an extra $2,000. The C-Class Plug-in Hybrid, available as a sedan only, starts just over $47,000. Options and packages can easily lift these prices by thousands. A C-Class sedan, for example, can reach into the mid-$50,000 range. At these prices, the C-Class sits above most competitors. A base C-Class would be in lock-step with the BMW 3 Series, if not for the newer and lower-priced 320i. Other rivals, such as the Audi A4, Cadillac ATS, Lexus IS and Jaguar XE also start lower. Several thousand lower are the Volvo S60, Infiniti Q50 and Acura TSX. Before buying, check the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price to see what others in your area are paying for their new Mercedes C-Class. The Mercedes' resale value is expected to remain quite strong, though possibly not quite as high as that of the Lexus IS.

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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Consumer Reviews

4.3 

Overall Rating

5 star

59%

4 star

27%

3 star

7%

2 star

0%

1 star

7%

Value
4.2 
Performance
4.5 
Quality
4.4 
Comfort
4.3 
Reliability
4.2 
Styling
4.8 

Marcelo
07/18/2019
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

"Love this car!"

Beauty, comfort, luxury and performance.
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I love this car. The interior is exquisite, the sound system is great, the wind noise level very low. It is very comfortable. It handles very well. The nine speed transmission is a major improvement which gives this car excellent acceleration. The best part of the car is the interior beauty and comfort, and after all, this is where you live.
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Bobby
05/02/2019
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

"My Mercedes C 450 AMG is the best"

Fun, fast and great handling beautiful car.
AMG seats which are beautiful are not comfortable.
Mercedes C 450 AMG is the best car I have ever driven or owned. It is fast and safe with all wheel drive. It can do 0 to 60 in under 4.4.seconds and yet is great in snow. I just love the car.
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Mario
04/30/2019
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

"2015 Mercedes C350Coupe"

Fun to drive, pretty car, quick little car!
A little tight in the back seat.
A way underrated and miss understood model, looks similar to the C300 but way faster and way more nimble! Car strike an awesome profile on road also, wish my ZR1 had the same seats, but that's another story. Quick little car with its 302 HP motor and smooth shifting 7 speed tranny. Even got my Girlfriend a similar but better model, she has the AMG sport model!
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Benz Lover
04/23/2019
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

"Luxury and Premium package"

Luxury and Premium Package and CPO certified
2015 nearly 4 years old
This car include premium package which cost USD585 include heated front seats (drivers and guests) and Black MB-Tex (USD720). It also has luxury package which include interior and exterior package cost USD325 plus Linden wood cost another USD325. That why it has 17-Inch Multi-Spoke Aloy Wheel which cost USD 3000 all 4 new tire just changed in Mencedes-benz Walnut Creek on Oct, 2018. It also has 360 rearview camera cost USD460 and Blind Spot Assist cost USD550. It is Benceds-Benz pre-certified car which include extra one year warranty and unlimited miles till Sep 2020. It also has anti-lock brakes and anti-theft device which shows in Geiko insurance policy now covered till May 24, 2019. It does need smog test as it no longer then 4 years. It is clear, no finance loan.Read less
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The Last Pharaoh
02/28/2019
2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

"Not good on gas ⛽️"

Much updated ,
MPG doesn’t meet rating by MB
I had 2016 C 300 and it was Awesome ! Dealer called me 6month before my lease is up and offered me 2019 Wich looked even nicer much upgrades, Lightting package and car Apple play, Heated steering wheel which is Awesome in Ct. The car is rated for better gas mileage with its new 9 speed transmission and 15 HP more . I was so excited . It’s a great drive and absolutely sports drive. But it’s I get 22-25 MPG When I fill the tank my car says 400 miles range . My 2016 was much better on gas 26-30 MPG And full tank always indicated 465 miles Range .Read less
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Brand - mbrace
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Proximity Sensing Keyless Entry
  • Push-Button Engine Start
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Smartphone Interface
  • USB Port

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • Premium Radio
  • Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • Bluetooth Streaming Audio
  • CD Player
  • HD Radio

Seating

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Dual Power Lumbar Support Front Seats
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette/Vinyl Seats
  • Memory Driver's Seat
  • Memory Front Seats
  • Power Driver's Lumbar Support Seat
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat
  • Ventilated Front Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Auto-Dimming Interior Mirror
  • Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Dual-Zone Automatic Air Conditioning
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Integrated Garage Door Opener
  • Interior Ambient Lighting
  • Remote Control Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 22 mpg
  • EPA Class - Sub Compact Cars
  • EPA Hwy - 29 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 25 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 241 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5500 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.62 inches
  • Torque - 273 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 1300 rpm
  • 0 to 60 - 6.3 seconds
  • Top Speed - 130 mph

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Aluminum Interior Trim
  • Compass
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel
  • Wood Interior Trim

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Number of Doors - 2 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P225/45R18
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • Rear Tires / Wheel Size - P245/40R18
  • Adaptive Headlights
  • Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirrors
  • Automatic High Beams
  • LED Daytime Running Lights
  • LED Headlights
  • LED Tail Lights
  • Power Folding Exterior Mirrors
  • Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers

Security

  • Alarm System

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 50000 miles
  • Basic Years - 4 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - 50000 miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 4 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 50000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 4 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - Unlimited years

Mechanical

  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - RWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Engine Sub-Type - Turbo
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 4 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.0 liter
  • Bore - 3.27 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 9.8
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • # of Speeds - 9 speed
  • Amps - 100 amps
  • Recommended Fuel - Premium
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Eco Assist System
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Parking Assist System
  • Torque Vectoring

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Fuel Capacity - 17.4 gallons
  • Height - 55.3 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 4
  • Overall Length - 184.5 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 4 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - Not Recommended
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 8.8 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 36.8 feet
  • Wheel Base - 111.8 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 79.4 inches
  • Cargo behind last seat - 17.0 cubic feet
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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Safety

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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Rear Side Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Blind-Spot Alert
  • Collision Preparation
  • Collision Warning System
  • Driver Attention Assist Monitor
  • Driver Knee Airbag
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Front Knee Airbag
  • Front Side Airbag
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Lane Departure Warning System with Auto Brake
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera
  • Surround View Camera

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2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Rankings

Horsepower
241 HP
MPG Combined
25 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.3 Rating
Rank
Vehicle
HP
#2
255 HP
#3
248 HP
#4
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
241 HP
#5
228 HP

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