• (4.5) 26 reviews
  • MSRP: $38,950$73,250
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 20-28
  • Engine: 469-hp, 4.0-liter V-8 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Our Take on the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Our Take

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan was redesigned last year, jumping in size and gaining new powertrains and a host of high-tech safety features. Production of the sedan also moved from Europe to the Mercedes plant in Tuscaloosa, Ala. A redesigned coupe body style is due in early 2016. Key rivals i... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Somewhat numb steering
  • Backseat still low to the floor
  • Backup camera should be standard
  • Air suspension brings little difference in ride quality

Notable Features

  • Turbocharged four- or six-cylinder gas engines
  • New plug-in hybrid, diesel and AMG Sport models
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Air suspension available
  • Redesigned coupe due in early 2016


Our Expert Reviews

Stung by poor reliability in the first year since its redesign, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan is nonetheless an appealing option for sport-sedan shoppers. Stunning cabin quality, good performance and elegant styling make the C-Class a solid choice among its rivals. It's more luxury than sport, but it continues to justify having earned Cars.com's Best of 2015 award.The C-Class comes... Read full review for the 2016 Mercedes Benz C Class

Consumer Reviews


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Best car I've ever owned — totally happy

by galileopan from san jose, ca on November 30, 2016

Test drove BMW 3, 4 convertible, Infiniti Q50 hybrid, Lexus GS, Camry, Accord. Previously owned a 2003 GS 430 (which I loved, but which was done at 180K miles and I wanted something a bit smaller sinc... Read Full Review

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Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 13 recalls for this car.

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

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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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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