Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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  • (4.5) 44 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,377$23,493
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 15-22
  • Engine: 451-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Our Take on the 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mercedes-Benz redesigned its entry-level C-Class sedan last year, offering new styling reminiscent of the automaker's S-Class flagship. Engine choices remain the same for 2009: The C300 has a 228-horsepower V-6, while the C350 offers a larger, 268-hp V-6 and the high-performance C63 AMG pack... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Firm front seats uncomfortable for long drives
  • Punishing ride (C63 AMG)
  • Manual transmission not offered (C63 AMG)
  • Grabby brakes (C63 AMG)
  • Gas-guzzler tax (C63 AMG)

Notable Features

  • Choice of two V-6s or a rip-roaring V-8
  • Manual or automatic
  • RWD or AWD
  • Eight airbags
  • Optional panoramic moonroof

2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reviews Expert Reviews

It's hard to think of a better time to be a luxury performance-sedan enthusiast. If you have about $60,000 to spend, the array of choices available to you is wide, including well-known models like the BMW M3 and newcomers like the Lexus IS-F. Then there's the latest high-powered version of Mercedes-Benz's C-Class: the 451-horsepower C63 AMG, an incredibly powerful, extremely firm... Read full review for the 2009 Mercedes Benz C Class

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Consumer Reviews


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by Car buff from Macomb, MI on June 6, 2011

Purchased this vehicle with 26K miles and the dealer went the extra mile to make sure everything was in working order. After the dealer did his 127 point safety check, they replaced the brake pads, pu... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Safety Ratings

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There are currently 19 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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