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2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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$9,467 — $25,383 USED
4-5 Seats
15-26 MPG
Key specs of the base trim
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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

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2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

from the expert editorial team

What Is the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a luxury car available in coupe or sedan body styles. It competes with the Audi A4, Infiniti G37, Lexus IS, BMW 3 Series and Cadillac ATS. It's available in Base, Luxury and Sport trim levels, as well as the ultimate-performance C63 AMG configuration.

What's New on the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

For 2014, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class includes standard split, folding rear seats; new black accents on the front grille; and standard 18-inch wheels on the C350 models. The C63 AMG has a new "Edition 507" options package that increases total power output to 507 horsepower. An aluminum engine hood, black body addenda, unique 19-inch wheels, Alcantara-wrapped steering wheel, trim-specific leather upholstery and "Edition 507" badging are added as well.

How Does the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Compare to Other Luxury Cars?

The C350 trim doesn't have as much torque as comparable BMW 335i, Lexus IS 350 or Audi S4 models. The sluggish C250 model was slowest among sports sedan competitors, taking 8.2 seconds to reach 60 mph. The interior is more cramped than its competitors, with all others offering more overall passenger room.

What Features in the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Are Most Important?

The 2014 C250 sedan comes with a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 201 horsepower. Upgrading to the C300 model adds 4Matic all-wheel drive and a 248-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 engine. The C350 includes a 3.5-liter V-6 with 302 hp. A seven-speed automatic transmission is standard, and coupe versions add steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. At the top of the lineup is the C63 AMG model. It has a 451-hp V-8, wet startup clutch, paddle shifters, wider brake rotors, and specially tuned suspension and steering.

Significant standard features include a tilt/sliding sunroof, LED taillights and running lights, 17-inch wheels, mbrace2 in-car communication service, Bluetooth audio streaming and USB inputs. Available features include a sliding panoramic roof, bi-xenon headlights, 17- or 18-inch AMG wheels, leather seats, front heated seats, contrasting-colored seat belts, three-spoke steering wheel for the Sport trim, four-spoke steering wheel for Luxury models, a backup camera, a premium stereo, a 7-inch LCD screen with navigation and interior trim in the form of black ash, brushed aluminum and matte-finish burl walnut wood.

Standard safety features include active front head restraints, electronic stability control with traction control and antilock brakes with brake assist. Available safety features include backseat side-impact airbags, a driver attention monitor, parking assist, blind spot monitoring and a lane departure warning system.

Should I Buy the 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

The 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a strong choice if you want a quiet interior with great ride comfort. It also has a large trunk opening, plenty of visibility and an instrument cluster that's easy to understand. However, its cramped interior, soft brakes and limited standard features list make it tough to recommend over other sports sedans. In addition, sluggish acceleration on all models except the C63 AMG limits its performance appeal.'s Editorial department is your source for automotive news and reviews. In line with's long-standing ethics policy, editors and reviewers don't accept gifts or free trips from automakers. The Editorial department is independent of's advertising, sales and sponsored content departments.

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

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My C-class

by Neala B. from Houston on September 8, 2020

My car is reliable, the functionality is smooth, it has met all of my needs. I love my car. I’m going to continue to purchase Mercedes Benz. Read full review


Love it

by Austin22 from Denver, CO on July 28, 2020

would Recommend this car to any one! Very clean looking and a fun, smooth car to drive. the cabin is very quiet and the sound system is amazing. Only thing is is black paint kills your soul slowly ... Read full review


Recalls and crash tests


The 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class currently has 5 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
Overall Rear
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry

Moderate overlap front

Left Leg/Foot
Overall Front
Right Leg/Foot
Structure/safety cage


Roof Strength


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

Small Overlap Front - Driver Side

Lower Leg/Foot
Overall Evaluation
Restraints and Dummy Kinematics
Structure and Safety Cage
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.


New car and certified pre-owned programs by Mercedes-Benz

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / 50,000 miles

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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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