2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cost to Own

Total 5-Year Ownership Costs

C-Class Sedan

C 300 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

True Cost to Own

$55,840*

Total Cash Price

$47,318

C 300 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

True Cost to Own

$57,085*

Total Cash Price

$50,467

AMG C 63 S 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)

True Cost to Own

$86,883*

Total Cash Price

$93,267

C-Class Coupe

C 300 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

True Cost to Own

$61,440*

Total Cash Price

$55,128

C 300 4MATIC 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

True Cost to Own

$61,850*

Total Cash Price

$56,760

AMG C 43 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A)

True Cost to Own

$69,717*

Total Cash Price

$71,228

AMG C 63 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)

True Cost to Own

$81,624*

Total Cash Price

$85,490

AMG C 63 S 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)

True Cost to Own

$89,630*

Total Cash Price

$97,479

C-Class Convertible

C 300 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

True Cost to Own

$67,373*

Total Cash Price

$63,324

C 300 4MATIC 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

True Cost to Own

$68,124*

Total Cash Price

$65,809

AMG C 63 S 2dr Convertible (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)

True Cost to Own

$90,520*

Total Cash Price

$101,357

AMG C 63 2dr Convertible (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)

True Cost to Own

$86,386*

Total Cash Price

$93,499

C-Class AMG C 43

AMG C 43 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A)

True Cost to Own

$68,810*

Total Cash Price

$67,521

AMG C 43 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A)

True Cost to Own

$75,100*

Total Cash Price

$80,072

C-Class AMG C 63

AMG C 63 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)

True Cost to Own

$80,394*

Total Cash Price

$82,235

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Total

Depreciation

$24,220

Taxes & Fees

$2,098

Financing

$3,543

Fuel

$10,331

Insurance

$5,181

Repairs

$2,887

Maintenance

$7,580

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown

Selected Model:

2021 C-Class Sedan C 300 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Total
Tax Credit$0$0$0$0$0$0
Insurance$966$1,000$1,035$1,071$1,109$5,181
Maintenance$287$1,109$710$2,981$2,493$7,580
Repairs$0$0$0$1,137$1,750$2,887
Taxes & Fees$1,934$41$41$41$41$2,098
Financing$1,242$984$718$441$158$3,543
Depreciation$6,950$4,889$3,992$4,477$3,912$24,220
Fuel$1,946$2,004$2,065$2,126$2,190$10,331
True Cost to Own®$13,325$10,027$8,561$12,274$11,653$55,840

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown

Selected Model:

2021 C-Class Sedan C 300 4MATIC 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Total
Tax Credit$0$0$0$0$0$0
Insurance$970$1,004$1,039$1,075$1,113$5,201
Maintenance$287$1,109$710$2,981$2,363$7,450
Repairs$0$0$0$1,203$1,852$3,055
Taxes & Fees$2,060$41$41$41$41$2,224
Financing$1,325$1,050$765$471$168$3,779
Depreciation$7,215$5,046$4,124$4,621$4,039$25,045
Fuel$1,946$2,004$2,065$2,126$2,190$10,331
True Cost to Own®$13,803$10,254$8,744$12,518$11,766$57,085

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown

Selected Model:

2021 C-Class Sedan AMG C 63 S 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Total
Tax Credit$0$0$0$0$0$0
Insurance$1,554$1,608$1,665$1,723$1,783$8,333
Maintenance$293$1,712$717$4,534$3,120$10,376
Repairs$0$0$0$1,137$1,750$2,887
Taxes & Fees$3,765$41$41$41$41$3,929
Financing$2,449$1,940$1,413$871$310$6,983
Depreciation$12,663$8,053$6,576$7,372$6,443$41,107
Fuel$2,499$2,574$2,651$2,731$2,813$13,268
True Cost to Own®$23,223$15,928$13,063$18,409$16,260$86,883

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown

Selected Model:

2021 C-Class Coupe C 300 2dr Coupe (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Total
Tax Credit$0$0$0$0$0$0
Insurance$966$1,000$1,035$1,071$1,109$5,181
Maintenance$287$1,109$710$3,085$2,597$7,788
Repairs$0$0$0$1,137$1,750$2,887
Taxes & Fees$2,246$41$41$41$41$2,410
Financing$1,448$1,146$836$514$184$4,128
Depreciation$7,046$6,133$5,011$5,617$4,908$28,715
Fuel$1,946$2,004$2,065$2,126$2,190$10,331
True Cost to Own®$13,939$11,433$9,698$13,591$12,779$61,440

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown

Selected Model:

2021 C-Class Coupe C 300 4MATIC 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Total
Tax Credit$0$0$0$0$0$0
Insurance$970$1,004$1,039$1,075$1,113$5,201
Maintenance$287$1,109$710$3,077$2,459$7,642
Repairs$0$0$0$1,203$1,852$3,055
Taxes & Fees$2,311$41$41$41$41$2,475
Financing$1,490$1,181$860$530$189$4,250
Depreciation$7,312$6,001$4,899$5,494$4,799$28,505
Fuel$2,020$2,080$2,142$2,207$2,273$10,722
True Cost to Own®$14,390$11,416$9,691$13,627$12,726$61,850

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown

Selected Model:

2021 C-Class Coupe AMG C 43 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A)

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Total
Tax Credit$0$0$0$0$0$0
Insurance$1,055$1,092$1,130$1,170$1,211$5,658
Maintenance$294$1,267$1,363$2,934$2,636$8,494
Repairs$0$0$0$1,203$1,852$3,055
Taxes & Fees$2,887$41$41$41$41$3,051
Financing$1,870$1,482$1,079$665$237$5,333
Depreciation$8,164$6,589$5,386$6,040$5,274$31,453
Fuel$2,387$2,459$2,532$2,608$2,687$12,673
True Cost to Own®$16,657$12,930$11,531$14,661$13,938$69,717

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown

Selected Model:

2021 C-Class Coupe AMG C 63 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Total
Tax Credit$0$0$0$0$0$0
Insurance$1,542$1,596$1,652$1,710$1,769$8,269
Maintenance$293$1,712$717$4,263$2,849$9,834
Repairs$0$0$0$1,137$1,750$2,887
Taxes & Fees$3,460$46$46$46$46$3,644
Financing$2,245$1,778$1,295$799$284$6,401
Depreciation$9,698$7,631$6,231$6,987$6,106$36,653
Fuel$2,625$2,704$2,785$2,868$2,954$13,936
True Cost to Own®$19,863$15,467$12,726$17,810$15,758$81,624

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown

Selected Model:

2021 C-Class Coupe AMG C 63 S 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Total
Tax Credit$0$0$0$0$0$0
Insurance$1,554$1,608$1,665$1,723$1,783$8,333
Maintenance$293$1,712$717$4,397$2,982$10,101
Repairs$0$0$0$1,137$1,750$2,887
Taxes & Fees$3,938$46$46$46$46$4,122
Financing$2,560$2,027$1,477$910$325$7,299
Depreciation$12,901$8,508$6,946$7,790$6,807$42,952
Fuel$2,625$2,704$2,785$2,868$2,954$13,936
True Cost to Own®$23,871$16,605$13,636$18,871$16,647$89,630

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown

Selected Model:

2021 C-Class Convertible C 300 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Total
Tax Credit$0$0$0$0$0$0
Insurance$966$1,000$1,035$1,071$1,109$5,181
Maintenance$287$1,109$710$3,077$2,589$7,772
Repairs$0$0$0$1,137$1,750$2,887
Taxes & Fees$2,572$41$41$41$41$2,736
Financing$1,663$1,317$959$592$210$4,741
Depreciation$10,141$6,564$5,365$6,011$5,253$33,334
Fuel$2,020$2,080$2,142$2,207$2,273$10,722
True Cost to Own®$17,649$12,111$10,252$14,136$13,225$67,373

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown

Selected Model:

2021 C-Class Convertible C 300 4MATIC 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Total
Tax Credit$0$0$0$0$0$0
Insurance$970$1,004$1,039$1,075$1,113$5,201
Maintenance$287$1,109$710$3,077$2,459$7,642
Repairs$0$0$0$1,203$1,852$3,055
Taxes & Fees$2,676$46$46$46$46$2,860
Financing$1,728$1,369$997$614$219$4,927
Depreciation$9,819$6,643$5,428$6,083$5,316$33,289
Fuel$2,100$2,163$2,228$2,295$2,364$11,150
True Cost to Own®$17,580$12,334$10,448$14,393$13,369$68,124

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown

Selected Model:

2021 C-Class Convertible AMG C 63 S 2dr Convertible (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Total
Tax Credit$0$0$0$0$0$0
Insurance$1,554$1,608$1,665$1,723$1,783$8,333
Maintenance$293$1,712$717$4,263$2,849$9,834
Repairs$0$0$0$1,137$1,750$2,887
Taxes & Fees$4,092$46$46$46$46$4,276
Financing$2,661$2,108$1,537$946$337$7,589
Depreciation$11,826$9,014$7,360$8,253$7,212$43,665
Fuel$2,625$2,704$2,785$2,868$2,954$13,936
True Cost to Own®$23,051$17,192$14,110$19,236$16,931$90,520

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown

Selected Model:

2021 C-Class Convertible AMG C 63 2dr Convertible (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Total
Tax Credit$0$0$0$0$0$0
Insurance$1,542$1,596$1,652$1,710$1,769$8,269
Maintenance$293$1,712$717$4,263$2,849$9,834
Repairs$0$0$0$1,137$1,750$2,887
Taxes & Fees$3,779$46$46$46$46$3,963
Financing$2,455$1,944$1,418$873$311$7,001
Depreciation$11,257$8,278$6,759$7,579$6,623$40,496
Fuel$2,625$2,704$2,785$2,868$2,954$13,936
True Cost to Own®$21,951$16,280$13,377$18,476$16,302$86,386

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown

Selected Model:

2021 C-Class AMG C 43 AMG C 43 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A)

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Total
Tax Credit$0$0$0$0$0$0
Insurance$1,257$1,301$1,347$1,394$1,442$6,741
Maintenance$294$1,267$1,363$2,934$2,636$8,494
Repairs$0$0$0$1,203$1,852$3,055
Taxes & Fees$2,739$41$41$41$41$2,903
Financing$1,773$1,404$1,024$630$225$5,056
Depreciation$8,263$5,951$4,865$5,452$4,762$29,293
Fuel$2,499$2,574$2,651$2,731$2,813$13,268
True Cost to Own®$16,825$12,538$11,291$14,385$13,771$68,810

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown

Selected Model:

2021 C-Class AMG C 43 AMG C 43 2dr Convertible AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 9A)

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Total
Tax Credit$0$0$0$0$0$0
Insurance$1,079$1,117$1,156$1,196$1,238$5,786
Maintenance$294$1,267$1,363$2,934$2,636$8,494
Repairs$0$0$0$1,203$1,852$3,055
Taxes & Fees$3,244$46$46$46$46$3,428
Financing$2,102$1,666$1,213$748$266$5,995
Depreciation$11,019$6,976$5,701$6,392$5,581$35,669
Fuel$2,387$2,459$2,532$2,608$2,687$12,673
True Cost to Own®$20,125$13,531$12,011$15,127$14,306$75,100

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown

Selected Model:

2021 C-Class AMG C 63 AMG C 63 4dr Sedan (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 9A)

Ownership Costs: 5-Year Breakdown
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Total
Tax Credit$0$0$0$0$0$0
Insurance$1,542$1,596$1,652$1,710$1,769$8,269
Maintenance$293$1,712$717$4,447$3,032$10,201
Repairs$0$0$0$1,137$1,750$2,887
Taxes & Fees$3,326$41$41$41$41$3,490
Financing$2,159$1,710$1,247$768$273$6,157
Depreciation$13,065$6,525$5,333$5,976$5,223$36,122
Fuel$2,499$2,574$2,651$2,731$2,813$13,268
True Cost to Own®$22,884$14,158$11,641$16,810$14,901$80,394

*Based on a 5-year estimate with 15,000 miles driven per year.

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True Cost To Own®

Edmunds.com's True Cost to Own® (TCO®) is proprietary data that helps you estimate the total five-year cost of buying and owning a vehicle — including some items you may not have taken into consideration. A benefit of using our TCO® tool is that you can easily compare the five-year totals for different vehicles and make a more informed choice.

The components of TCO® are depreciation, interest on financing, taxes and fees, insurance premiums, fuel, maintenance, repairs and any federal tax credit that may be available. In order to estimate certain mileage-dependent costs, we assume that vehicles will be driven 15,000 miles per year. For a used vehicle, we calculate the years the vehicle has been driven using the nominal difference between the current calendar year and the vehicle's model year, and assume that it was driven 15,000 miles during each of those years.

Note that TCO® is a comparative tool, not a predictive tool — your actual five-year cost of owning a particular vehicle will vary depending on your personal circumstances, such as your driving history and the number of miles you drive.

How We Calculate True Cost to Own®

The True Cost to Own® calculations use the following set of assumptions:

  • Ownership expenses are estimated for a five-year period
  • You will drive 15,000 miles per year
  • You are financing the vehicle using traditional financing, not lease financing
  • You have an above-average credit rating for the purpose of determining your finance rate
  • You are making a 10% down payment on the vehicle at purchase
  • Your loan term is 60 months

Using proprietary formulas, we calculate the five-year costs for the seven cost categories that make up the TCO® (depreciation, insurance, financing, taxes & fees, fuel, maintenance and repairs). We also take into account any applicable federal tax credit.

Explanation of True Cost to Own® Terms

Total Cash Price

For new vehicles, the Total Cash Price displayed is the vehicle's True Market Value® (TMV®) price plus typically equipped options, destination charge, base tax and fees assessed by your state, and, if applicable, gas guzzler tax; less any widely available manufacturer-to-customer cash rebates. (However, we do not account for other types of cash rebates or incentives because of the variability of those offers and their eligibility requirements.) For used vehicles, the Total Cash Price shown is the sum of the vehicle's Private Party TMV® price in "clean" condition plus typically equipped options, and base tax and fees assessed by your state.

Depreciation

This is the amount by which the value of a vehicle declines from its purchase price to its estimated resale value. The purchase price employed is the vehicle's Total Cash Price, minus any taxes and fees included in that amount. We estimate the resale value assuming the vehicle will be in "clean" condition, will be driven 15,000 miles per year, and will be sold to a private party.

Insurance

This is the estimated average annual insurance premium in your state. The premium has been determined based on annual premium data for defined driver profiles and coverages (liability, comprehensive and collision) from a major national insurer. While this information is specific to vehicle make, model, model year and body type, your personal information is not taken into consideration and could greatly alter the actual premium quoted by an insurer. Factors that will affect your rate include your age, marital status, credit history, driving record, and the garaging address of your vehicle.

Financing

This is the interest expense on a loan in the amount of the Total Cash Price, assuming a 10% down payment and a loan term of 60 months. The interest rate used is the prevailing rate that banks and other direct automotive lenders are currently charging consumers in your geographic region who have above average credit scores.

Note: Even if you do not finance your vehicle, the inclusion of financing cost in determining True Cost to Own® is still appropriate because it reflects the estimated "opportunity cost" (i.e., the amount you may earn) if you invest the Purchase Price instead of using it to purchase the vehicle.

Taxes & Fees

This consists of the base sales (or use) taxes, license and registration fees in your state, and gas guzzler tax if applicable. These taxes and fees are often based on a percentage of the purchase price, and generally decrease as the vehicle ages and loses its value.

Note: the state sales/use tax rate that we use includes the average local and county taxes assessed in that state.

Fuel

This expense is based on the revised EPA mileage ratings, assuming consumption consists of 45% highway and 55% city driving and that the vehicle is equipped with the transmission that is standard equipment for that vehicle. Cost estimates are based on the current one-year moving average of self-service prices in your state, using regular unleaded gasoline for vehicles whose manufacturers require regular; premium unleaded gasoline for vehicles whose manufacturers recommend or require premium; or diesel fuel for diesel vehicles.

Maintenance

This is the estimated expense of the two types of maintenance: scheduled and unscheduled. Scheduled maintenance is the performance of factory-recommended items at periodic mileage and/or calendar intervals. Unscheduled maintenance includes wheel alignment and the replacement of items such as the battery, brakes, headlamps, hoses, exhaust system parts, taillight/turn signal bulbs, tires and wiper blades/inserts. Estimated tire replacement costs are supplied to Edmunds.com by The Tire Rack, Inc.

Repairs

This is the estimated expense for repairs not covered by the vehicle manufacturer's warranties over the five years from the date of purchase, assuming 15,000 miles are driven annually. We estimate this expense based on the cost of a typical "zero deductible" extended warranty for the vehicle, minus the estimated amount of that cost that consists of the warranty provider's overhead and profit.

Federal Tax Credits

This is the tax credit that is provided for under the Energy Policy Act of 2005. A tax credit is subtracted directly from the total amount of federal tax you owe. The tax credit is for electric fuel vehicles.

The credit is only available to the original purchaser of a new, qualifying vehicle, and is subject to certain "phase out" rules that we take into consideration when computing TCO®. If a qualifying vehicle is leased to a consumer, the leasing company may claim the credit.


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