Safety is another strong suit for the C-Class Estate; even entry-level models are equipped with a collision-prevention auto-braking system, seven airbags, drowsiness detector, pedestrian impact mitigation and tyre pressure monitoring. It won five out of five stars in Euro NCAP crash testing.
The car also rates highly for security - its standard-fit alarm and immobiliser helped it score the full five stars for theft resistance and a commendable four out of five for break-in resistance.
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