2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
MSRP range
$40,250 - $73,700

Pros

  • Interior is impeccably crafted
  • Many available cutting-edge features
  • Exterior styling turns heads everywhere
  • Multiple high-horsepower powertrains available

Cons

  • Stiff standard suspension
  • Clumsy touchpad infotainment interface
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Loaded C300: My 5th New Mercedes (Long Review)
Quai Noi, 2/26/2018
This is my 5th new Mercedes Benz that I have purchased and the second C300. I also drive the heck out of my cars. I maintain them well, but I drive them hard. I go through at least 2 sets of top quality all season sets of tires per car per year. I buy the C300's as cheap commuters and live on Highway 9 and commute into Silicon Valley daily for work. I typically buy more fully loaded GL and E Class's for my wife. This car replaced my 2015 C300 which was the 1st year for the new body style and it was as great car. This car is a significant improvement in every way. My first C300 (2015) had a number of upgrades and was a great car. However, I didn't get too many upgrades. I had command, LED's, Burmeister (if you get the standard stereo you will regret it as it is terrible), Keyless Go & upgraded wheels. My 2018 C300 is completely loaded. Leather, Command, premium, parking pilot with 360 cameras, LED lights, upgraded wheels, Burmeister Stereo, heated and cooled front seats, wood inlay wheel, active lane keeping assist, active cruise control (semi-autonomous), Keyless Go, electric trunk assist, even the silly cabin fragrances. The first thing I noticed is that this C300 was the first one I have EVER driven that FELT like a Mercedes. For example, when I get in my wife's E-Class, it FEELS and drives like a Mercedes. Meaning that its doors close like a bank vault and there is little to no external sound except on the roughest roads. My wife's car feels heavier too but not in a bad way, more like a powerful and sleek way. My old 2015 C300 was a fun little car but it felt very light and I never felt as comfortable throwing it around on mountain roads like I used to do with the 3 series BMW that it replaced. It was quiet inside but not nearly as nice as my wife's E-Classes have always been. Now this new 2018 feels like a completely different car than the 2015. For starters it has a 9-speed transmission vs. the 7-speed in the 2015. The 7-speed was quite capable, but it felt less refined (by a lot) and held gears so long in sport + mode that the engine noise was shriller than thrilling. chunky is the best way to describe it's shifting. The 2018 9 speed transmission reminds me of the Old Thai Airline's motto "Smooth as Silk". The new transmission means that the cars now drives more like a lighter faster version of the normally aspirated E350 V6. I own both, so I can tell you that it is a very nice feeling. Gone too is the HORRIFIC Turbo Lag of the 2015 4-banger in the old C300. I was nearly T-Boned in Tahoe last year pulling out of a gas station as my 2015 more than once in Tahoe just basically STOPPED responding to the gas pedal when pulling out into traffic at the Lake (not at high altitude) when the temperatures were under 45 degrees F. Also, the old 2015 I felt was unsafe to drive in the green lit "eco mode", it was like driving an early 1980's vintage dodge 4 cylinder when you put it into "eco mode". Now the 2018 doesn't do that, it is extremely smooth, powerful and a joy to drive. I loved my old 2015, but I had to adjust myself to its quirks. In my new 2018 C300 I feel like I do when I get into a much more expensive Mercedes. It handles and accelerates like a dream. On the interstate the engine, cabin and especially the seats allow you to take even long trips with ease and arrive refreshed. Like the 2015 the styling is superb, and the car is a head turner. Also in defense of my 2015 C300, I had zero problems with it in the 3 years I owned it. The C-Class is EXTREMELY reliable. I have owned quite a few Mercedes and BMW's over the years. However, on my commuter vehicles I usually feel like I have to make a lot of compromises. However, I have to say that I do not feel like I had to make any compromises with the new 2018 C300. The car is a blast to drive and delivers on the promise of the Mercedes Benz brand.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$40,250
MPG
24 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
241 hp @ 5550 rpm
MSRP
$42,250
MPG
23 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
241 hp @ 5550 rpm
MSRP
$53,400
MPG
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
9-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
362 hp @ 5550 rpm
MSRP
$47,900
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 5
7-speed shiftable automatic
Hybrid
N/A
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite C-Class safety features:

Collision Prevention Assist
Warns the driver audibly and will apply the brakes if it senses a forward collision.
Surround-View System
Gives a 360-degree view of the car for tight parking spaces and lots to avoid striking objects or pedestrians.
Active Blind-Spot Assist
Senses when a vehicle enters one of your blind spots. Can warn the driver and even help steer the C-Class back.
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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More about the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class began life as the smallest Mercedes (the "Baby Benz"), but it has now grown to near midsize proportions, offering a level of roominess and comfort that rivals that you'll find in many larger cars. With the CLA-Class taking over as the compact Mercedes, the C-Class models are not the lowest-level Mercedes vehicles. But with a wide range of trim levels and price points, they can still hit the mark for shoppers looking for a modest-size luxury car.

Sedan, coupe and convertible, the luxurious design of the C-Class interior is sure to have wide appeal, and the choice of materials — wood veneer, gleaming brightwork and lush seating surfaces — won't disappoint even the most discriminating buyers. There's plenty of room for front-seat occupants to stretch out, although additional passengers might find entry into the back seat a bit of a challenge. And even though the feel of the interior is classic, there's no shortage of modern technology available, including the latest version of the Mercedes COMAND infotainment interface.

The standard powerplant is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque and comes linked to a nine-speed automatic transmission. Not enough power for you? There's also an AMG C43 model with a 363-horsepower twin-turbo V6, as well as an AMG C63 and C63S with twin-turbo V8s that put out 469 and 503 hp, respectively.

Performance, even with the base engine, will likely satisfy the vast majority of buyers. Although the C-Class isn't an all-out sports model, acceleration is sprightly, and there's plenty of power for comfortable, quiet highway cruising. Different driving modes allow drivers to tailor responses to suit their moods, and the available Mercedes 4Matic all-wheel-drive system provides extra traction when needed.

C-Class models include the very well-equipped standard C300 sedan, C300 coupe or the Cabriolet, and the plug-in hybrid C350e, any of which can be further enhanced with a large variety of packages and options. The AMG C43 and C63 models are available for those who are looking for more spirited driving. Whatever your preference, let Edmunds help you find the vehicle that best meets your needs.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Overview

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan is offered in the following styles: C 300 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), C 300 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A), AMG C 43 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A), C 350e 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 7A), AMG C 63 S 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7A), and AMG C 63 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7A).

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