2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Selenite Grey Metallic
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MSRP
$37,994 - $76,064
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
30 City / HWY
Horsepower
241-503
Seats
4-5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.7 Overall Score
Performance 4.6Comfort 4.6Styling 4.5Value 4.5

Editor's Overview

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.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Models & Trims

C 300 $37,994 - $43,893
Horsepower: 241 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7, 19 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
AMG C 63 $58,808 - $65,023
Horsepower: 469 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8.5, 19 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
AMG C 63 S $68,917 - $76,064
Horsepower: 503 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 19, 19 X 9 (in.) - Aluminum, Forged Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
C 350e $41,808 - $48,135
Horsepower: 275 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
AMG C 43 $55,630 - $63,541
Horsepower: 362 hp
Engine Type: Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 X 7.5, 19 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

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2018 Mercedes c class review.

The car is very reliable and works extremely well. It is an easy car to drive and is very comfortable. The car has only had to go in for an oil change. All of the features are cool, but I think there are too many of them. I also can understand how it can lead to distracted driving, but all in all, it is a good car. People will look at the car, but that is with ever c-class.

Ben J
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The Benz has the best technology features.

The exterior color of my car is obsidian black with Bluetooth c300 sedan. It has command navigation which helps me get around. It has the best Audio system. It has a great transmission that helps with the turbo power, great for highway cruising. It has user friendly technology. I love this car.

Aisha W
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A beautiful reliable car that anyone would love to own and drive.

I really love my car because first of all I love the color a dark blue. It's a nice looking car and comfortable to ride in and very nice to drive. So far I haven't had any mechanical problems with it. I would recommend this car to anyone that wants a reliable nice looking car.

Norma W
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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$37,994 - $43,893
$58,808 - $65,023

Horsepower

Horsepower
241 (hp)
469 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L Turbo I4
4.0L Biturbo V8
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.7 - 42 (in.)
41.7 - 42 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 - 40.9 (in.)
38.8 - 40.9 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
32 - 35.2 (in.)
32 - 35.2 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
35.6 - 37.1 (in.)
35.6 - 37.1 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
8.8 - 12.6 (cu. ft.)
8.8 - 12.6 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Not Available
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Standard
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Optional
Optional
Standard

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Optional
Optional
Standard

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Standard
Standard

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional
Standard

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/40ZR19
P245/35R19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
111.8 (in.)
111.8 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.3 - 37.6 (ft.)
36.8 - 37 (ft.)

Length

Length
184.5 (in.)
187 (in.)

Width

Width
71.3 (in.)
72.4 - 73.9 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3836 - 3957 (.lbs)
3829 - 4206 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
241 (hp)
469 (hp)

Torque

Torque
273 (ft. lbs.)
479 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Not Available
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17.4 (gal.)
17.4 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
27 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

City

City
23 (mpg)
18 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
31 (mpg)
23 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Not Available
Standard

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Standard
Standard

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
G
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Crosswind Assist Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) *
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags *
  • mbrace2 Emergency Sos *
  • Collision Prevention Assist Plus
  • mbrace Emergency Sos *
  • Blind Spot Assist Blind Spot Sensor *
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag *
  • BabySmart Childseat Sensor and Rear Child Safety Locks *
  • First Aid Kit
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners *
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag *
  • BabySmart Childseat Sensor *
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners *
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag and Rear Side-Impact Airbag *
  • Back-Up Camera *
  • mbrace Secure Emergency Sos
  • Rear Child Safety Locks *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (8)

Steering Dec 6, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 6, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V872000
Summary:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling one 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe and one C300 4Matic Coupe. The steering coupling may not have been correctly locked during manufacturing.
Consequence:
If the steering connection was not properly locked, the mechanical connection between the steering wheel and steering rack may come loose, reducing steering ability and increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the steering coupling and lock it correctly if necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 31, 2019. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
Air Bags > Occupant Classification System - Ocs (front Passenger) Nov 26, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 26, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V838000
Summary:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 C300 Cabriolet, C300 Coupe, C300 4Matic Cabriolet, C300, C300 4Matic Coupe, C300 4Matic, C43 AMG Cabriolet, C43 AMG Coupe, C63 S AMG Cabriolet, C350e Plug-In Hybrid, C63 AMG Cabriolet, C63 AMG Coupe, C63 S AMG Coupe, C63 AMG, C63 S AMG, 2018-2019 GLC300 4Matic Coupe, GLC300, GLC63 AMG Coupe, GLC300 4Matic, GLC350e Plug-In Hybrid, GLC43 AMG Coupe, GLC43 AMG, GLC63 S AMG Coupe, and GLC63 AMG vehicles equipped with Audio 20 head units and automatic child seat recognition. The status of the passenger side air bag may not display correctly.
Consequence:
If the passenger air bag is incorrectly displayed as 'ON' when it is not, a front seat passenger may be unaware that the air bag will not deploy in the event of a crash, increasing their risk of injury.
Remedy:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will update the audio head unit software, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 2, 2019. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2018120009.
Structure > Body Jul 9, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 9, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V456000
Summary:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017-2018 Mercedes C300 Cabriolet, C300 4Matic Cabriolet, C43 AMG Cabriolet, C63S AMG Cabriolet, and C63 AMG Cabriolet vehicles. Due to a bonding issue introduced in the production process, the rear beltline trim may separate from the vehicle.
Consequence:
If the beltline trim were to separate from the vehicle while driving, it could become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the rear beltline trim and replace the trim if necessary, free of charge. The recall began on September 21, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
Steering > Rack And Pinion > Rack Nov 28, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Nov 28, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V850000
Summary:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2015-2016 Mercedes Benz C300, 2017-2019 C300 Cabrio, C300 Coupe, C63 Cabrio, 2015 C63S AMG, 2018-2019 C300, C350e, C63 AMG, C63S AMG Cabrio, 2018 C63 AMG Cabrio, C63 AMG Coupe, C63S AMG, C63S AMG Coupe, E300, E400 Cabrio, E400 Coupe, 2019 CLS450, E450 Cabrio, and E450 Coupe rear-wheel drive vehicles. A locknut in the steering rack may break under high load, possibly causing the steering to become stuck in one position.
Consequence:
A car that cannot be properly steered has an increased risk of a crash.
Remedy:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering rack, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin January 25, 2019. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
Electrical System > Battery > Cables Oct 14, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 14, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V725000
Summary:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 4Matic Coupe, C300 4Matic Cabrio, E300, E300 4Matic, C300, C300 4Matic, C300 Coupe and C300 Cabrio vehicles. The cover for the starter battery may not cover the live positive electrical wire, and in certain crashes, the vehicle's strut brace may deform and short circuit the battery.
Consequence:
If the battery is shorted, the emergency door unlocking would be deactivated for an outside responder and the short circuit could increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will replace the positive pole cover, free of charge. The recall began November 27, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2018110002.
Air Bags > Frontal Oct 5, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 5, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V627000
Summary:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC. (MBUSA) is recalling these vehicles: 2014-2018 CLA250, CLA250 4Matic, CLA45 AMG 4Matic, 2015-2018 GLA250, GLA250 4Matic, GLA45 AMG 4Matic, C300 4Matic, C63S AMG, 2012-2014 C250, C350, C300 4Matic, E550 4Matic, 2013-2014 C63 AMG, 2012-2015 C250 Coupe, C350 Coupe, C63 AMG Coupe, 2013-2015 C350 4Matic Coupe, GLK250 4Matic BlueTec, GLK350, GLK350 4Matic, 2016-2017 C350e, C43 AMG, 2015 C400 4Matic, 2016-2018 C63 AMG, GLC300, GLC300 4Matic, 2017-2018 C300 Coupe, C300 4Matic Coupe, C43 AMG, C63 AMG Coupe, C63S AMG Coupe, C300 Cabriolet, C300 4Matic Cabriolet, C43 AMG Cabriolet, C63 AMG Cabriolet, C63S AMG Cabriolet, GLC300 4Matic Coupe, GLC43 AMG, GLC43 AMG Coupe, 2014 E350 Coupe, E350 4Matic Coupe, E350 Cabriolet, E400 Hybrid, 2015-2017 E400 Coupe, E400 4Matic Coupe, E400 Cabriolet, 2014-2017 E550 Coupe, E550 Cabriolet, B250e, 2014-2016 E250 BlueTec, E63 AMG 4Matic Wagon, 2012-2013 E350 BlueTec, 2012-2016 E350, E350 4Matic, 2015-2016 E400, E400 4Matic, 2012 E63 AMG...
Consequence:
If the driver air bag inadvertently deploys, it can increase the risk of injury and a crash.
Remedy:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will add sufficient grounding to the steering components, free of charge. The recall began in December 6, 2017. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-877-496-3691.
Visibility > Glass, Side/rear Sep 10, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Sep 10, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V608000
Summary:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300, C300 4MATIC, C63 AMG, and C63S AMG vehicles. Incorrect bonding of the rear window may cause the window to loosen and detach from the vehicle.
Consequence:
If the window detaches from the vehicle, it can become a road hazard, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will rework the rear window bonding, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin November 2, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372.
Seats Mar 28, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 28, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V207000
Summary:
Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC (MBUSA) is recalling certain 2017-2018 C43 AMG 4Matic Coupe, C300 Coupe, C300 4Matic Coupe, C300 4Matic Cabriolet, C300 Cabriolet, C43 AMG 4Matic Cabriolet and C63S AMG Cabriolet, 2017 C63 AMG Cabriolet, C63S AMG Coupe and C63 AMG Coupe, 2018 E400 Coupe and E400 4Matic Coupe vehicles. The seatbacks of the front seats may not properly lock on the right side of the seat.
Consequence:
If the seatback does not properly lock, in the event of a crash, the seatbacks may fold forward, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
MBUSA will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the locking of the seatbacks, replacing the seatbacks lock, as necessary, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin May 25, 2018. Owners may contact MBUSA customer service at 1-800-367-6372. MBUSA's number for this recall is 2018040007.

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