Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan C-Class
Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan
Mercedes-Benz C300 Sedan

2021 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan

Pros: Overall refinement; unique safety features; broad selection of engines; fine ride quality; quietness; thrilling performance of C63 AMG models

Cons: Cozy rear seat; limited trunk space; base model could use some more standard features

CG Says: The 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class gains standard heated front seats and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. C-Class is a premium compact car that was redesigned for 2015 and refreshed for 2019. C-Class is more expensive and larger than Mercedes’ entry-level A-Class and CLA-Class cars. The A-Class and CLA-Class have standard front-wheel drive, while the C-Class is rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available on C 300 and standard on C 43. The base C 300 has a 255-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder. The C 43 AMG is powered by a 385-hp turbocharged 3.0-liter V6, while the high-performance C 63 has a turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that develops 469 hp in the base C 63 and 503 hp in C 63 S. All C-Class cars have a 9-speed automatic. Safety features include collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, pedestrian alert, drowsiness alert, and steering assist that keeps the car centered between lane markings. Available comfort and convenience features include ventilated front seats, self parking, panoramic sunroof, and a fragrance atomizer for the ventilation system. The redesigned C-Class moved a bit upscale in size and prestige. Its strong points include regal cabin appointments and an impressive array of comfort, safety, and technology features. Prices are steep, but the C-Class is a compelling premium-compact car choice.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan, 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible
Passenger Count 4 or 5
Drive Wheels rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Mercedes-Benz
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices C 300 sedan: $42,650
AWD C 300 sedan: $44,650
C 300 coupe: $48,250
AWD C 300 coupe: $50,250
C 300 convertible: $55,750
AWD C 300 convertible: $57,750
AWD AMG C 43 sedan: $57,550
AWD AMG C 43 coupe: $60,050
AWD AMG C 43 convertible: $66,550
AMG C 63 sedan: $69,650
AMG C 63 coupe: $71,700
AMG C 63 convertible: $79,050
AMG C 63 S sedan: $77,250
AMG C 63 S coupe: $79,300
AMG C 63 S convertible: $86,650

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (C 300)
Horsepower
255
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22-24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30-35

Optional Engine
turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 (C 43)
Horsepower
385
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
18-19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27

Optional Engine
turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 (C 63, C63 S)
Horsepower
469 (503 in C 63 S)
Std. Transmission
9-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
17
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
25-26

Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 Coupe
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 43 Coupe
Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Convertible
2021 Mercedes-Benz AMG C 63 S Convertible
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
0%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - NA
0%
Rollover - 4
80%

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