2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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$35,800

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2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

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)

9 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 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

2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review: Our expert's take

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.

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.7
  • Interior design 4.7
  • Performance 4.7
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Our first Mercedes Benz

This is our first high performance German engineered car and we're really impressed. All the bells and whistles. Since we no longer commute to work were not worried about having to fill it with premium. :)

4.9

My C-class

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.

4.6

Love it

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 hahaha

See all 98 consumer reviews

Warranty

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
Powertrain
1 year/unlimited miles
Dealer certification required
164-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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