2004 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

171.0” x 54.3”


Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Performance with 3.2-liter V-6
  • Automatic-transmission response
  • Interior space
  • Construction quality
  • Mercedes-Benz reputation

The bad:

  • Control layout and usage
  • Price of the C320 and C32 AMG
  • Fuel economy of the C32 AMG

8 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Four engine choices
  • RWD
  • Manual or automatic
  • Side-curtain airbags
  • Available C32 AMG

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior 4.3
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value 4.3
  • Exterior 4.6
  • Reliability 4.3
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Most recent consumer reviews


Only 107k miles

One of the best cars I’ve ever owned. This was my wife’s car and we just got her a newer model. I currently own 3 of these they are great cars. I have a gold one and my daughter has a black one.


Sporty, yet classy

I love owning this car. It is sporty, with plenty of power yet provides a comfortable ride with roomy front seats for tall people and adequate room in the rear seat.


Best deal Ever!

Car is perfect for our needs as a comfortable daily commuter. Small but not too small for parking and traffic. Plenty of get up and go.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Mercedes-Benz
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
6 years old or less/less than 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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