Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Pros

  • Meticulous construction and engineering
  • refined ride and handling
  • elegant interior
  • diverse powertrain offerings
  • rip-roaring AMG C 63 model.

Cons

  • Cool but clumsy touchpad infotainment interface
  • pricier than most competitors.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class years

Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class for Sale

Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016 C 300 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A)
8,103 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$29,998
Est.Loan: $546/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016 C 300 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A)
19,826 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC
Leesburg Auto Import
6.8 mi away
List$26,987
Est.Loan: $491/mo
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016 C 300 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A)
39,039 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 Sport
Jaguar of Chantilly
9.1 mi away
List$22,829
Est.Loan: $416/mo
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**PREMIUM PACKAGE ONE** NAVIGATION** PANORAMIC SUNROOF** MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE** BLIND SPOT MONITORS** KEYLESS GO** BACK UP CAMERA** AND MUCH MORE** CALL TO SCHEDULE YOUR TEST DRIVE TODAY**18 5-Spoke Wheels, Active Blind Spot Assist, Blind Spot Assist, COMAND Navigation & Voice Control, Heated Front Seats, KEYLESS GO�, Multimedia Package, Navigation Map Updates Included For 3 Years, Panorama Sunroof, Premium 1 Package, Rear Trunk Lid Spoiler, Rear-View Camera, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, SiriusXM Traffic and Weather Services, Surround Light Mirror Mounted Entry Lamps.CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. 3425 HighwayCity MPG
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016 C 300 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A)
31,416 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC
(1)
Mercedes-Benz of Chantilly
9.3 mi away
List$28,019
Est.Loan: $510/mo
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016 C 300 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A)
37,786 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC
smart center Germantown
15.7 mi away
List$28,619
Est.Loan: $521/mo
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
13,059 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
EuroMotorcars Germantown
15.7 mi away
List$33,899
Est.Loan: $617/mo
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016 C 300 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A)
44,237 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300
(1)
Criswell Chevrolet
16.3 mi away
List$21,339
Est.Loan: $389/mo
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2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 300 Iridium Silver Metallic **ONE OWNER**, **LEATHER**, **BLUETOOTH**, **BALANCE OF FACTORY WARRANTY**, C 300, 2.0L I4 Turbocharged, 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-Speed Automatic, RWD, Sport Black w/Leather Upholstery. 34/25 Highway/City MPG Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Awards: * 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Reviews: * Meticulous construction and engineering; refined ride and handling; elegant interior; diverse powertrain offerings; rip-roaring AMG C63 model. Source: Edmunds * Meticulous construction and engineering; refined ride and handling; elegant interior; diverse powertrain offerings; rip-roaring AMG C 63 model. Source: Edmunds * Broad range of engine choices; quiet, upscale and well-built interior with a roomy backseat; long list of standard safety and technology features. Source: Edmunds The Used Vehicle Sale Price is plus sales tax, tag fees and a $300 processing charge. All prices, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. Pictures may be for illustrative purposes only; offers not valid on prior sales. Please contact Criswell Chevrolet in Gaithersburg, MD for details and the most current information. MD State Inspected with a Fresh Oil Change! Every Pre-Owned vehicle purchased from Criswell Chevrolet comes with a free CARFAX vehicle history report. The Used Vehicle Sale Price is plus sales tax, tag fees and a $300 processing charge. All prices, specifications, and availability are subject to change without notice. Pictures may be for illustrative purposes only; offers not valid on prior sales. Please contact Criswell Chevrolet in Gaithersburg, MD for details and the most current information.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016 C 300 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A)
28,117 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC
(3)
Imperial Highline
16.6 mi away
List$23,995
Est.Loan: $437/mo
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016 C 300 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A)
35,936 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC
CarMax
18 mi away
List$24,998
Est.Loan: $455/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016 C 300 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A)
35,665 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 Sport 4MATIC
(4)
VINS
18.2 mi away
List$26,980
Est.Loan: $491/mo
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$300 Below Market
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MSRP $52K 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 SPORT PACKAGE PREMIUM 2 PACKAGE MULTIMEDIA PACKAGE Heated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel Keyless Go with Push Start Technology Blind Spot Monitoring Illuminated MB Star. Previous Lease Vehicle Still Covered Under Factory Warranty ask about Extended Warranty Options! VINS is a boutique dealership located in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail from the way we build relationships with our clients to our elegantly modern and inviting showroom. At VINS our transparency and efficiency are second to none. We view the automotive buying experience differently: We are here to HELP not just SELL. All VINS clients receive luxury service as they purchase a quality vehicle from our non-commissioned sales staff. We reinforce this by giving every client a 48 HOUR NO QUESTIONS ASKED RETURN POLICY. Come experience the VINS difference today and see what our clients say about us online!
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016 C 300 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A)
45,038 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC
(5)
Kargar Motors
18.8 mi away
List$24,877
Est.Loan: $453/mo
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$300 Below Market
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BUYING A CAR HAS NEVER BEEN THIS EASY.We specialize in 100% GUARANTEED APPROVAL. BAD CREDIT, NO CREDIT, BANKRUPTCY, REPO, FORECLOSURE...NO PROBLEM. We can HELP you DRIVE today!!! You will not be disappointed!! 124 point VA safety inspection, AUTOCHECK CERTIFIED, qualifies for AUTOCHECK buy back protection, WARRANTY on each vehicle and EXTENDED WARRANTY AVAILABLE up to 5 years.NON-COMMISSIONED sales reps. Just friendly staff and ready to help you. Contact our Sales at 703-520-9696.***LOOKS AND RUNS GREAT***AWD, PUSH START, NAVIGATION, BACK UP CAMERA, TIPTRONIC, BLUETOOTH, POWER WINDOWS, MIRRORS, LOCKS, SEATS, LEATHER, PANORAMA ROOF, HEATED SEATS, LUMBAR SUPPORT, REAR AIR, CD PLAYER, AM/FM RADIO, TRIP COMPUTER, ALLOY WHEELS, REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY AND MORE***for more information please call: 703-520-9696.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016 C 300 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A)
26,071 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC
(4)
Manassas Imports Preowned
18.8 mi away
List$26,876
Est.Loan: $489/mo
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$300 Below Market
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BACKUP CAM, BLUETOOTH, HEATED SEATS, LEATHER, NAVIGATION, ONE OWNER, PANORAMIC ROOF, C 300 4MATIC , 4D Sedan, 2.0L I4 Turbocharged, 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-Speed Automatic, 4MATIC , White, BeigeEspresso wLeather Upholstery. Awards: * 2016 IIHS Top Safety Pick+ White 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 300 4MATIC 4MATIC 7G-TRONIC PLUS 7-Speed Automatic 2.0L I4 Turbocharged See more photos of this vehicle at www.MANASSASIMPORTS.com. Recent Arrival! 3124 HighwayCity MPG Reviews: * Meticulous construction and engineering; refined ride and handling; elegant interior; diverse powertrain offerings; rip-roaring AMG C 63 model. Source: Edmunds * Meticulous construction and engineering; refined ride and handling; elegant interior; diverse powertrain offerings; rip-roaring AMG C63 model. Source: Edmunds * Broad range of engine choices; quiet, upscale and well-built interior with a roomy backseat; long list of standard safety and technology features. Source: EdmundsWe accept all trade in's no matter what the year or what the payoff is. Plus we can handle all your financing needs from first time buyer, to re-establishing credit and pre-approvals or instant approvals. We use all banks and most credit unions, so this will be you last stop to get your new VA certified used car here at Manassas Imports. We are not responsible for typographical errors, misprints on prices, or equipment. Call 703-368-5390 and ask for a Sales Manager to set your appointment today!
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016 C 300 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A)
28,262 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC
Tricars
19.3 mi away
List$26,900
Est.Loan: $490/mo
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016 C 300 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A)
39,247 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC
Porsche Bethesda
19.7 mi away
List$25,981
Est.Loan: $473/mo
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$300 Below Market
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***4 CYL, TURBO,2.0 LITER/ 4 MATIC/ ALL WHEELS DRIVE***NAVIGATION***REAR CAMERA***LEATHER***SUNROOF***REMAINING FACTORY WARRANTY****Reconditioning Work performed by us includes: Fresh Oil Change, and Full Detail.*Turbocharged, All Wheel Drive, Power Steering, ABS, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, Brake Assist, Aluminum Wheels, Tires - Front Performance, Tires - Rear Performance, Heated Mirrors, Power Mirror(s), Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors, Power Folding Mirrors, Rear Defrost, Intermittent Wipers
Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016 C 300 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A)
27,207 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC
Elite Auto Brokers
19.8 mi away
List$25,500
Est.Loan: $464/mo
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016 C 300 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A)
46,031 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC
Carvana Washington DC
20.1 mi away
List$25,300
Est.Loan: $461/mo
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016 C 300 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A)
44,749 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 Sport 4MATIC
Euro Motorcars, Inc.
21.2 mi away
List$29,881
Est.Loan: $544/mo
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Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2016
9,095 miles
Used 2016
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
(16)
Merlex Auto Group
22.4 mi away
List$26,455
Est.Loan: $482/mo
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Looking for a family vehicle? This Mercedes-Benz C-Class is great for kids and adults. It is a super clean one-owner car, one of the best that we have ever seen. This is one of the cleanest, low mileage C-Classs we have had in a long time and it definitely won't last at this price. If you are a non-smoker then you don't have to worry, this one was owned by a non-smoker too. We know the stress of worrying about buying a 'lemon' car and can provide the complete SERVICE HISTORY to help put your worries to rest. There is no evidence that this car has ever been wrecked or had any body work done to it at all. You put in enough hours throughout the week, so why not have a car that does the same? Let the fuel efficiency of this Mercedes-Benz C-Class's 2.0L L4 DOHC 16V engine work hard to keep money in your wallet. We can't think of any reasons that your vehicle shouldn't pamper you. This Mercedes-Benz C-Class will give you the luxury that everyone wants. You've heard of the old saying, "Everything but the kitchen sink?" Well, to be fair, there simply wasn't room for anything else on this fully equipped Mercedes-Benz C-Class. The car is mechanically perfect right down to the last bolt's threading. It is obvious that the previous owner took really good care of it because the exterior finish is immaculate. The condition of the interior will have you believing that you just bought a brand new car. With no significant exterior damage, this one has been kept in quality shape over the years. As with any used vehicle, a certain level of depreciation is expected but the interior of this car is still in beautiful condition. Call us for information about our optional extended warranty packages that we have available. Call us now to find out how our GUARANTEED FINANCING program will put you in this ride today! Upon credit approval call or drop by to see just how low we can get your monthly payments. We believe in saving our customers money. That's why this car has been set below the BLUE BOOK value to help. Merlex Auto Group is conveniently located near Sandy Spring.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

With its luxurious interior, advanced powertrains and high-tech safety and driver assistance features, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is one of the best small luxury sedans you can buy.

vehicle overview

Following last year's complete redesign, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class gives you even more reason to go with the three-pointed star for a small luxury sedan this year. Only three models were offered for 2015 — the four-cylinder C300, the V6-powered C400 and the V8-packing AMG C 63 — but now a four-cylinder diesel and a plug-in gas-electric hybrid have joined the party.

The compact 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class bears an unmistakable resemblance to its full-size S-Class sibling.

The new C300d diesel provides impressive fuel economy (above 40 mpg on the highway is likely) and a formidable 369 pound-feet of torque, while the C350e hybrid boasts an estimated all-electric range of 18.6 miles on battery power before its four-cylinder engine switches on. If it's performance you're after, don't fret; Mercedeshas got something new for you, too. The C400 has given way to the spicier 2016 C 450 AMG, which gets an amped-up turbo V6 and a slew of performance parts swiped from the top-dog C 63. If you want a C 63 but don't have the budget for one, the new C 450 presents an intriguing alternative.

Of course, the updated 2016 C-Class also carries over all of the strengths of the redesigned 2015 model, including added rear legroom and eye-catching styling inside and out, as well as an optional air suspension that's unique in the segment. Furthermore, the advanced safety technology that has become a modern Mercedes hallmark is fully present here, such as standard automatic emergency braking: a rare inclusion in this price range.

If you're shopping the C-Class, you'll also want to check out its arch-rival, the BMW 3 Series, which continues to hold plenty of appeal with its engaging driving dynamics and available wagon and coupe body styles. Also hailing from Germany are the 2016 Audi A4 and S4. They're nearing the end of their production cycles, but they've still got a lot going for them. We'd also suggest checking out the Lexus IS, which is newly competitive thanks to the IS 200t's turbocharged four-cylinder engine, or the sporty Cadillac ATS and well-equipped Infiniti Q50 if you're looking for a slightly less expensive alternative.

Clearly, there's an abundance of enticing alternatives here, but the Edmunds "A" rated 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is undoubtedly one of the best small luxury sedans in the world.

2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class configurations

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a small luxury sedan offered in C300, C300d, C350e (plug-in hybrid), C 450 AMG, AMG C 63 and AMG C 63 S trim levels. The C300d and C350e are broadly similar to the C300 in terms of equipment, with further details forthcoming later in the model year. The coupe is on hiatus until next year.

Depending on trim level, the C-Class sedan is available in Luxury and Sport sub-trims, which differ in wheel design, suspension tuning, and interior/exterior styling details (such as different grille and steering wheel designs).

The C300 comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights and wipers, power-folding side mirrors with driver-side auto-dimming, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, 10-way power front seats (with four-way lumbar), driver memory settings, synthetic leather upholstery ("MB-Tex"), 40/20/40-split folding rear seatbacks, the COMAND infotainment system (with a 7-inch central display screen and a console-mounted dial controller that's paired with an overlapping touchpad interface), Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and an audio system with a CD player, dual USB ports, an SD card reader and HD radio.

The standard touchpad interface overlaps the control knob and provides added functionality, though we've found it a bit finicky in real-world operation

The C300's optional Premium 1 package bundles keyless entry and ignition with satellite radio, while the Premium 2 package tacks on LED headlights, LED taillights and a premium 13-speaker Burmester sound system. The Interior package adds leather upholstery, ambient interior lighting and heated and ventilated front seats (also adding power adjustments and memory settings for the front passenger seat). The Multimedia package brings an upgraded 8.4-inch display screen, a navigation system, voice controls and a rearview camera. The Lighting package adds adaptive LED headlights with automatic high-beam control, while the Air Balance package adds filtered and scented cabin air.

The Night package (requires the Sport sub-trim) contributes unique black-and-silver wheels and gloss-black exterior accents. The Airmatic package throws in an adjustable air suspension. Picking the Driver Assistance package gets you adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane-departure intervention, partial autonomous steering (a camera-based function that works to keep the car centered in its lane), an enhanced collision mitigation system with pedestrian detection and both front and rear impact sensors. The Parking Assist package piles on front and rear parking sensors, an automated parallel-parking system and a surround-view parking camera system.

The all-wheel-drive C 450 AMG comes only in the Sport sub-trim with a V6 engine, 18-inch wheels, upgraded brakes and steering, an adaptive sport-tuned suspension (with a wider front track), AMG-themed interior styling flourishes, sport front seat bolstering and the contents of the Premium 1 package.

The rear-wheel-drive AMG C 63 sedan adds a V8 engine, wider 18-inch wheels, a mechanical limited-slip differential and performance software with a lap timer. The AMG C 63 S further adds 19-inch wheels, red brake calipers, larger front brakes, an electronically controlled limited-slip differential, active engine mounts and minor upgrades to its interior trim.

The Premium 2 package remains optional on the C 63 trims, as do the other packages listed above. Additional C 63 options (some of which are also offered on the C 450 AMG) include a dual-mode sport exhaust, carbon-fiber exterior and interior trim, race-inspired front sport seats and two-tone leather upholstery. The C 63 S is also eligible for upgraded carbon-ceramic brakes.

Stand-alone options include a panoramic sunroof, front and rear parking sensors, automatic parking assist, a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, a power rear window sunshade, manual rear side window sunshades and a power-closing trunk.

2016 Highlights

The 2016 C-Class sedan lineup adds new diesel (C300d) and plug-in hybrid (C350e) variants. The C400 has been replaced by the C 450 AMG, which upgrades to a higher-output turbo V6 and much of the AMG C 63 S model's performance hardware. An optional Night package adds black-and-silver 18-inch wheels and gloss-black exterior trim, while the Premium package is split into two individual packages, and a heated steering wheel joins the options list.

Performance & mpg

A seven-speed automatic transmission comes standard on all 2016 C-Class trim levels. The C 450 AMG has a sport-tuned version of the seven-speed with quicker shift capability, while the C 63 trims have a specialized seven-speed automatic that's even more performance-oriented.

The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C300 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. Either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive ("4Matic") can be specified. According to the EPA, the C300 should return 28 mpg combined (25 city/34 highway) with RWD and 27 mpg combined (24/31) with AWD. On the diverse 120-mile Edmunds real-world driving loop, a C300 4Matic returned 26 mpg.

In Edmunds track testing, a C300 4Matic dashed from zero to 60 mph in a respectable 6.5 seconds.

The C300d is AWD-only and features a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder rated at 190 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Fuel economy hasn't been announced as of this writing, but based on the diesel E-Class (which gets the same engine) we'd expect the C300d to achieve a combined fuel economy EPA estimate of close to 35 mpg.

Also new this year is the plug-in C350e hybrid. It's RWD only and pairs a turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder with an electric motor for a combined 275 hp and 443 lb-ft. Further details regarding fuel economy and charging times are forthcoming.

The all-wheel-drive C 450 AMG comes with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 rated at 362 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. The EPA projects 24 mpg combined (21/29).

The AMG C 63 and AMG C 63 S employ rear-wheel drive and a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that pumps out either 469 hp and 479 lb-ft (regular C 63) or 503 hp and 516 lb-ft (C 63 S). In Edmunds performance testing, a 2015 C 63 S sprinted to 60 mph in a sizzling 4.1 seconds. Both the C 63 and the C 63 S are EPA-rated at 20 mpg combined (18 city/25 highway).

Safety

Every 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, front pelvic airbags (which deploy lower than the side airbags), a driver knee airbag, full-length side curtain airbags and a driver drowsiness monitor. Also standard are a pre-crash preparation system and the Collision Prevention Assist Plus system, which warns of an imminent collision and can autonomously apply partial braking force to mitigate it. A rearview camera is optional.

Additional safety features are bundled in the Driver Assistance package and include enhanced collision mitigation (with pedestrian detection and both front and rear sensors), blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure intervention, semi-autonomous steering and rear cross-traffic alert. An available mbrace telematics system offers emergency services such as automatic collision notification, SOS call and assist, remote door unlock and stolen vehicle recovery.

In Edmunds brake testing, a C300 4Matic equipped with performance tires stopped from 60 mph in 114 feet, an average performance among its peers. A 2015 C400 (also with summer tires) needed just 110 feet, while a 2015 C 63 S did the job in an impressive 103 feet.

In government crash testing, the 2016 C-Class sedan received five out of five stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for total frontal protection and five stars for total side protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the C-Class its highest possible rating of "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset and side-impact tests. It was rated "Superior" (also the highest rating) for front crash prevention with the optional Driver Assistance package.

Driving

The snappy response from the C300's turbocharged four-cylinder is unexpectedly gratifying for an entry-level engine. The C300d's generous torque, meanwhile, promises ample real-world gravitas. Stepping up to the C 450 AMG nets you sports-car-like acceleration, while the AMG C 63 and C 63 S deliver simply breathtaking V8 thrust.

The 2016 C-Class has a dynamic driving feel that makes it an able competitor in this performance-rich segment.

All C-Class sedans have a sporty, athletic character and come with multiple drive modes that adjust gas pedal, transmission and steering response. The optional Airmatic air suspension offers a further degree of ride quality refinement that doesn't diminish handling prowess. The exceptionally capable AMG-tuned models are noticeably tauter over broken pavement, but regardless of trim, the C-Class is built for long-haul comfort. We drove for several hours straight in a C300 Sport model with sport seats and never once longed for a comfier perch.

Interior

The cabin of the 2016 C-Class departs dramatically from the conservative aesthetic of its predecessor. Whether upholstered in standard MB-Tex synthetic leather or the optional genuine article, this is a cool, contemporary driving environment. Materials quality is generally very good, and there's plenty of visual interest thanks to curvaceous trim panels that deftly blend wood, soft-touch surfaces and metallic accents. It's certainly a breath of fresh air for those who found earlier C-Class interiors too staid.

The 2016 C-Class boasts an eye-catching dashboard design with more visual flair than Mercedes fans are used to seeing.

Another change can be found in the rear compartment, where passengers now get 35.2 inches of legroom, up nearly 2 inches from the previous C-Class and now comparable to the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series. Trunk space is about average at 12.6 cubic feet. The standard front seats are built for long-haul comfort, and even the firmer sport seats keep driver and passenger snug without fatigue.

The C-Class's technology offerings revolve around the standard 7-inch or optional 8.4-inch tablet-like display. The screens boast crisp graphics, though the fixed, freestanding design looks a bit odd, as if Mercedes stuck an iPad atop the center vents as an afterthought. The standard COMAND infotainment interface features a touchpad that floats above the traditional dial controller, mimicking tablet and trackpad gestures like swiping, pinching and tapping. You can also trace letters and numbers on the surface, though we've found it requires a patient and steady hand to produce anything better than chicken scratch. The touchpad is a neat idea, but takes some getting used to. We found it faster to access many functions using the dial-and-button controller.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

2016 C300; First Impression - - WOW!
Robert W. Kagen,12/08/2015
I have had the auto less than a week so my first impression I hope will be my lasting impression. I had a 2015 SLK250 and was not happy because it turned out to be just what it was suppose to be without the "Mercedes" feel and comfort. Then I test drove a 2016 C300 and it sure felt like I was driving a "sporty" sedan but this time it has the comfort and feel of what I wanted and expected in a Mercedes. The vehicle was made to order in Alabama and took about 4 weeks from day of order to day of delivery. Bottom line is the C300 I'm driving is truly one of the best, if now the best driving car I've owned, very smooth and quiet and handles like a dream. The "driver" adjustments for comfort are outstanding. Best choice in new cars for 2016 I could have made.
Wish it had more practical options.
Wish they did,11/17/2016
The overall interior experience is great, for the two people in the front seats. The people in the rear are left with nothing better than the backseat of a Toyota carolla. I really wish that for the extra money you pay for a Mercedes compared to other German auto makers, you could get better optional features for the rear seats, such as heated rear seats or maybe even three zone climate control. The Bmw 3 series offers the option of heated rear seats, and Audi A4 offers both heated rear seats and three zone climate control. I don't know what's taking Mercedes so long to get with the program. The other crazy thing is, all of these options are available on the c class in Europe! I think that it would be beneficial for Mercedes to add these options to the c class AS WELL AS THE E CLASS. The e class has this same exact issue. It would be nice if Mercedes added these, especially for people who live in places where it gets cold.
Happy every time I drive it
Russell,02/27/2017
A perfect balance — favors luxury / comfort, but handles well. I keep discovering touches that are just done right, additional conveniences. "Exceeds expectations" as HR would say. My last car was a Lexus GS430. This is almost as quick but much better mileage, more luxurious inside and of course more modern gadgets. Of course I always want faster acceleration *and* better mileage; the C300 is a great balance and competitive with other modern cars. I got the Airmatic and love the controlled but compliant ride — the adjustment from comfort to sport is noticeable but not huge; can't say how it compares to the steel suspension. Distronic is fabulous — would never again buy a car without this feature. Lane Keeping Assist is a far cry from "auto steer" (it's called "assist" for a reason). But in stop-and-go traffic these two systems work together and follow the car in front almost perfectly, hugely reducing the stress level of those situations. I wanted something smaller than the GS but with the same room for me (6'5", 175 lbs), and the C300 delivers. The seats and driving positions are great (no sunroof — didn't want to give up that extra inch of headroom). I test drove against current GS, BMW 3 and 4, and Infiniti Q50. The C300 was the hands-down winner for me, and I have no complaints. Buying was also painless — I configured a build here at Edmunds, emailed the result and "True Market Value" to MB San Jose (now part of Auto Nation), and they ordered it for me. No hassles, everything done as promised. My biggest reservations were based on having owned an SLK 250 — which was a super fun top-down cruiser but had a lot of drawbacks as daily transportation — seat comfort for long trips, highway noise, turbo lag + low seat / long hood / quick steering made it hard to drive on narrow roads with confidence. The C300 has none of these problems: more predictable handling, better seating position for both winding roads and interstate cruising, almost no turbo lag (which together with the excellent transmission programming means I never miss the traditional shift lever or need the shift paddles — they're a nice toy). And more refined COMAND. I keep finding details: the fact that the trunk hinges have their own pockets so they don't crush cargo. And the folding box that stows under the trunk floor. Etc. I love this car. I've owned Audi, Volvo, Ford SHO, MB, and Lexus and was pretty happy with all of them, but this is by far my favorite car.
Maybe my favorite car so far.
DR Wilson,07/20/2016
This car is described as a mini S class. That's accurate. It's fun to drive, very comfortable and feels like a luxury sedan should. My third Mercedes, it's by far the best one yet. The other two were an '12 300C and a '14 glk 350. I respected the first one and like the second one. The new C is way ahead. I got the car during a February snow storm in Maine. It's excellent in the snow. Details: 1. Ride and handling are outstanding. We've taken it on two, long road trips. At the end of the day we were never tired. 2. The interior is elegant. The Burmeister sound system is terrific--very close to a live event. The front seats are very comfortable. 3. The interior is design and materials are beautiful. MB really got this right. 4. The engine/transmission combination are a fine match. The turbo 4 has more than enough grunt to move the car very quickly. Switch from standard "C"omfort setting "S"port setting, and the car is even quicker. 5. It's very economical--not that it's a reason to buy a Benz. In 8,000 miles, I have averaged 29 mpg. It's not without its shortcomings. The back seat is still tight, but that comes with smaller cars. The BIGGEST DRAWBACK for me is the infotainment system controls. The system on the previous generation was reasonably intuitive. This new track pad is a redundant nuisance. I brush it, and the radio station changes. I constantly referring to owner's manual to do things. I find that the satellite radio cuts out more often in this car than in previous models. It's probably because the antenna is embedded in the rear glass and not on the roof anymore. Suggested option packages: A. Blind spot monitoring; B. Premium package which gives you the Burmeister stereo; C. Command package which includes voice activated control of your phone, radio, and navigation.
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Features & Specs

MPG
25 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
241 hp @ 5550 rpm
MPG
24 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
241 hp @ 5550 rpm
MPG
21 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
362 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
25 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
241 hp @ 5550 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Good
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Overview

The Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is offered in the following submodels: C-Class AMG C 63, C-Class Sedan, C-Class C 450 AMG 4MATIC, C-Class AMG C 63 S, C-Class Hybrid. Available styles include C 300 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A), C 300 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A), C 450 AMG 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 7A), C 300 Sport 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A), C 300 Sport 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A), C 300 Luxury 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A), AMG C 63 S 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7A), C 350e Luxury 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7A), C 350e 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7A), C 300 Luxury 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 7A), and AMG C 63 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class trim styles:

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  • The Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C 63 S is priced between $57,587 and$59,981 with odometer readings between 18537 and20158 miles.
  • The Used 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class C 300 Sport is priced between $22,829 and$22,829 with odometer readings between 39039 and39039 miles.

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