C-Class Sedan MercedesBenz
The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class ranks 2 out of 14 Upscale Small Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, as well as reliability and safety data. The redesigned 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class compares favorably with its competitors, according to reviewers who single out its luxurious interior and composed ride. A turbocharged fourcylinder engine is standard in the redesigned 2015 C300 sedan, and critics say it produces abundant power that meets the needs of the majority of drivers. They note that the twin-turbocharged V6 in the C400 sedan is appreciably more powerful. The standard transmission is a seven-speed automatic that a number of test drivers say shifts too slowly. According to the EPA, the all-wheel drive 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic gets 24/31 mpg city/highway, which is better than what most comparably equipped rivals get. Though some reviewers note that its steering lacks feedback and its cornering isn’t as sharp as that of some sport sedans, most report that the C-Class has composed handling and a comfortable ride. Because the C-Class has good safety and reliability ratings, as well as plenty of family-friendly features and space, it’s our 2015 Best Upscale Small Car for Families. Reviewers report the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan’s cabin is among the best in the class, with superior materials, outstanding construction quality and an eye-catching design. Automotive writers say the C-Class’ front seats are roomy and the rear seat provides acceptable legroom. They criticize the new infotainment system’s touchpad for being perplexing to use. The C-Class’ trunk is somewhat small for the class. Standard features in the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C300 sedan include Bluetooth, two USB ports, push-button start, driver drowsiness monitoring and forward collision warning with automatic braking. Available features include leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, satellite radio, a Burmester audio system, Mercedes’ COMAND infotainment system, navigation, a rearview camera, parallel parking assist, front and rear parking sensors, a head-up display, a Wi-Fi hot spot (requires subscription to Mercedes’ mbrace telematics service), pedestrian and cross traffic detection, a panoramic sunroof, adaptive cruise control, active lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring and a hands-free power trunk lid.