2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

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$41,600

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2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2021 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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Our 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

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

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 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 C43 gets a 385-hp, twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6. The high-performance AMG C63 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 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class?

A 12.3-inch digital instrument panel and heated front seats are now standard. There’s also a new Night Edition appearance package for the sedan that features black exterior trim, black 19-inch wheels, Night Edition badges, AMG sport seats and an AMG steering wheel.  

What Features in the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Are Most Important?

Standard features include: 

  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Power moonroof
  • Power trunk lid
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • 10.25-inch multimedia screen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking 
  • Blind spot warning

Available features include: 

  • Sport suspension and steering 
  • Panoramic moonroof
  • Leather upholstery
  • Ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Navigation
  • Head-up display
  • Burmester stereo
  • Wireless device charging
  • 360-degree camera system
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop-and-go capability
  • Lane-centering steering
  • Rear automatic braking
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Should I Buy the 2021 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 5.0
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

The features are amazing,stylish .

Great driving comfort,loaded with features. Safety is definitely a priority with the MB engineering . I have leased a total of 4 Mercedes and totally satisfied with every single one.

5.0

Most reliable car I ever drove

This car met all of my expectations. This car is very reliable. All of the features are great. Love the color. Smooth ride on the road

5.0

Most incredible car I’ve ever owned.

This is my second Mercedes-Benz. It’s absolutely the most incredible car I’ve ever owned. I was blessed to be able to custom order this car to have everything I wanted and more inside and out! It literally came straight from Germany to the dealership for me. It drives like a dream. It’s absolutely gorgeous. The technology inside is so amazing! It can drive economically. It can drive more sporty if you want it to. It has so many options and settings for drivers of all kinds. Needless to say, it’s pure luxury inside. You’ll feel incredibly spoiled!

See all 4 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
View all cpo program details

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