2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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$41,400

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2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Excellent cabin materials
  • Strong acceleration
  • Intuitive multimedia system
  • Well-executed folding backseat

The bad:

  • Somewhat numb steering
  • Low backseat cushion

2 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Sedan, coupe and convertible body styles
  • Choice of turbo four-cylinder, V-6 or V-8 engines
  • Nine-speed automatic transmissions
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Android Auto, Apple CarPlay standard

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class compact luxury car is available as a sedan, coupe or convertible. The C300 is powered by a 255-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, while the AMG C 43 gets a 385-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6. The high-performance AMG C 63 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that makes 469 or 503 hp. All engines work with a nine-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Lexus IS.

What’s New on the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

Blind spot warning, keyless access and a hands-free trunk lid are standard. The coupe and convertible also gain a Burmester premium stereo.  

What Features in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Are Most Important?

Standard features include dual-zone automatic air conditioning, a 10.25-inch multimedia screen, and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity. Available features include a digital instrument panel, navigation, a head-up display, wireless charging, three-zone automatic air conditioning, leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel. 

Standard active safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking and a driver-drowsiness monitor. Available features include adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability, automatic high-beam headlights, lane-keeping assist and rear cross-traffic alert. 

Should I Buy the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

While the C-Class favors comfort over driving performance, it’s still a poised and powerful compact luxury car. Interior luxury is a highlight, as is the car’s multimedia system. We also like the range of available body styles and engines. We did notice, however, that the car’s backseat cushion is close to the floor, which may be uncomfortable for some passengers.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value for the money 4.2
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

The best car and best dealership

I absolutely love my 2020 C300. Its so sporty and fun to drive. I mostly work from home but will make any excuse to get out and drive. I recommend Scott Capri and Mercedes Benz of Buckhead

3.1

Least dependable

One key did not function, took two weeks in shop to figure out the problem. I had the car for one week, then two weeks in shop. So , maybe now I can enjoy the vehicle.

2.4

worst experience

this car sucks. i will never buy this car again i thought it would be nice to drive a luxury car nut i was wrong

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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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