What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

For Safe and solid: with good build quality and innovative technology to protect passengers, good cabin space and a big boot.

Against Not quite as good to drive as a BMW 3 Series, and there's some wind noise at higher speeds, but not much else.

Verdict This stylish estate has plenty of appeal, and is good to drive in either comfort-or sport-orientated models.

Go for… C220 CDI Sport

Avoid… C350 Sport

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate
  • 1. SE and Elegance models have the Mercedes star on the bonnet
  • 2. the C220 CDI strikes the best balance between performance and affordability
  • 3. Early cars suffered an automatic gearbox issue, with long hesitations during gearchanges
  • 4. The electronic key can stop working, stranding owners. Sometimes it can stop working altogether, or operate intermittently
  • 5. The estate version has a garage mode, so it doesn't open the tailgate fully when there's restricted headroom
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