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2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

$4,625 — $33,185 USED
Sedan
4-5 Seats
15-26 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Ride comfort
  • Large trunk opening
  • Quiet interior
  • Visibility
  • Clear instruments

The Bad

  • Lackluster acceleration (except AMG model)
  • Brake system on basic models
  • Many features available
  • Cramped interior
  • Handling (non-AMG)
2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Coupe or sedan
  • High-performance C63 AMG model with 451 horsepower
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Mbrace2 in-vehicle connectivity
  • Available start-stop fuel-saving technology

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is available as a coupe or sedan, in Sport or Luxury trim, and with a turbo 1.8-liter four-cylinder, 3.0-liter V-6 or a more powerful 3.5-liter V-6.

The C300 and C350 come standard with stop-start technology that shuts the engine off at a stop, restarting again when the gas pedal is pressed. Mercedes' 4Matic all-wheel drive is standard on the C300 and available on the C350 coupe. Competitors include the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37 and Cadillac CTS.

A high-performance C63 AMG model, powered by a 6.3-liter V-8 that generates upward of 507 horsepower, is also available in both coupe and sedan body styles.

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New for 2014

The C-Class gets only minor changes for 2014. The front grille has new black accents and split-folding rear seats come standard. Also, 18-inch wheels replace 17-inch wheels as standard equipment on C350 models.
Exterior Highlights

  • Four-door sedan or two-door coupe
  • LED taillights and running lights
  • Available bi-xenon headlamps
  • Tilt/sliding sunroof, available sliding panorama roof
  • Standard 17-inch wheels, 17- and 18-inch AMG-style wheels available

Interior Highlights

  • Brushed aluminum, black ash and matte-finish burl walnut wood interior trim choices
  • Sport trim models have a three-spoke steering wheel and sporty interior cabin
  • Luxury trim models feature a four-spoke steering wheel and more elegant comfortable cabin
  • Leather seats are available as are front...
Vehicle Overview

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is available as a coupe or sedan, in Sport or Luxury trim, and with a turbo 1.8-liter four-cylinder, 3.0-liter V-6 or a more powerful 3.5-liter V-6.

The C300 and C350 come standard with stop-start technology that shuts the engine off at a stop, restarting again when the gas pedal is pressed. Mercedes' 4Matic all-wheel drive is standard on the C300 and available on the C350 coupe. Competitors include the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Infiniti G37 and Cadillac CTS.

A high-performance C63 AMG model, powered by a 6.3-liter V-8 that generates upward of 507 horsepower, is also available in both coupe and sedan body styles.

(Skip to details on the: C-Class coupeC63 AMG)

New for 2014

The C-Class gets only minor changes for 2014. The front grille has new black accents and split-folding rear seats come standard. Also, 18-inch wheels replace 17-inch wheels as standard equipment on C350 models.
Exterior Highlights

  • Four-door sedan or two-door coupe
  • LED taillights and running lights
  • Available bi-xenon headlamps
  • Tilt/sliding sunroof, available sliding panorama roof
  • Standard 17-inch wheels, 17- and 18-inch AMG-style wheels available

Interior Highlights

  • Brushed aluminum, black ash and matte-finish burl walnut wood interior trim choices
  • Sport trim models have a three-spoke steering wheel and sporty interior cabin
  • Luxury trim models feature a four-spoke steering wheel and more elegant comfortable cabin
  • Leather seats are available as are front-seat heaters
  • Mbrace2 in-car communication service
  • Bluetooth audio streaming and USB inputs
  • Available sport interior with contrasting-colored seat belts
  • Available backup camera
  • Available premium stereo
  • Available 7-inch LCD screen with navigation

Under the Hood

  • C250 has a 201-hp, turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder with direct injection
  • C300 with 4Matic all-wheel drive has a 248-hp, 3.5-liter V-6
  • C350 has a 302-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 with direct injection
  • Seven-speed automatic transmission

Safety Features

  • Electronic stability control with traction control
  • Active front head restraints
  • Antilock brakes with brake assist
  • Available rear side-impact airbags
  • Available Parktronic parking assist
  • Available blind spot monitoring 
  • Available lane departure warning 
  • Available Attention Assist, which detects erratic driving and suggests the driver take a rest

C-Class Coupe
The C-Class coupe comes in rear-wheel-drive C250 and C350 variants and shares both its powertrains with the bigger sedans of these matching trims. The only difference is that the C-Class coupe gets steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters for the seven-speed automatic transmission.

  • Available all-wheel drive
  • Unique one-piece seats
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C63 AMG
Available as a sedan or coupe, the C63 bears more aggressive styling, complete with a wider track, glossy black bumper portions and unique 18-inch wheels.

New for 2014 is the C63 AMG Edition 507 option package. It replaces the previous P31 Development Package. Edition 507 bumps up the power from the P31’s 481 to a total of 507 horsepower. Included are a host of exterior and interior enhancements and tweaks that include the aluminum engine hood from the C63 AMG Black Series, unique 19-inch wheels, black body addenda, specific leather upholstery, an Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel and Edition 507 interior badging.

  • 451-hp V-8
  • Seven-speed automatic with wet startup clutch and multiclutch pack
  • Paddle shifters behind steering wheel
  • Suspension and steering tuned for higher performance
  • Wider brake rotors

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
73 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.7)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Very comfortable car

by Sidney from Uxbridge,Massachusetts on November 13, 2018

Great car compared to other models and a nice sport car,excellent vehicle for family or single person,all wheels drive and economic fuel,very luxury interior and nice design out side Read full review

(5.0)

Third Mercedes

by RobRoy from Niagara on the Lake, Ontario on October 11, 2018

Just as satisfying as the other two but with more bells and whistles. German engineering at it's best. A dream on the highway with good gas mileage. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class currently has 3 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sport

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Hip/Thigh
good
Lower Leg/Foot
poor
Overall Evaluation
marginal
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
good
Structure and Safety Cage
poor
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The C-Class received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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