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2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Available Price Range $7,083-$21,903 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 15-22 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Our Take

Mercedes-Benz redesigned its entry-level C-Class sedan two years ago, offering new styling reminiscent of the automaker's S-Class flagship. Engine choices remain the same for 2010: The C300 has a 228-horsepower V-6, while the C350 offers a larger 268-hp V-6, and the high-performance C63 AMG ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Sloppy handling (C300, C350)
  • Small backseat and trunk
  • Some lackluster cabin materials
  • So-so gas mileage
  • Punishing ride in C63 AMG
  • Firm front seats uncomfortable for long drives

Notable Features

  • V-6 or V-8 drivetrains
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Up to 11 airbags
  • Available 481-hp C63 AMG
  • Seven-speed automatic


Our Expert Reviews

Traditionally the cheapest bed at Hotel Benz, the C-Class sedan has been a success for Mercedes. It's outsold its larger siblings eight of the past 10 years — despite the fact that some versions have presented a cut-rate side to the brand. Now well into its third generation, the 2010 C-Class is competent, but its cost-cutting interior ranks it below a number of competitors on the lux... Read full review for the 2010 Mercedes Benz C Class

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Consumer Reviews


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Most Satisfying Car I've Owned

by My First Mercedes from Tampa, FL on April 10, 2010

Most of the cars I've owned have been Hondas or Acuras, all of which I've liked, particularly my lovely '84 Prelude. But my 2008 C300 Sport version Mercedes is my favorite. The styling is quietly plea... Read Full Review


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Warranties Explained


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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