Mercedes C-Class Estate review

Category: Estate car

Section: Interior

Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 interior dashboard
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 front right tracking
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 rear right tracking
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 interior dashboard
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 interior rear seats
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 interior infotainment
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 right tracking
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 front detail
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 interior front seats
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 interior detail
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 interior driver display
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 boot open
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 front right tracking
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 rear right tracking
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 interior dashboard
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 interior rear seats
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 interior infotainment
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 right tracking
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 front detail
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 interior front seats
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 interior detail
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 interior driver display
  • Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

You should find it easy enough to find a comfortable driving position in a Mercedes C-Class Estate because all models have plenty of adjustment in the seat and steering wheel. Lumbar adjustment is standard, making long-distance driving less taxing on your back. If you splash out on an AMG Line Premium model, and you get full electric adjustment with memory settings.

There are not many buttons on the dashboard of the C-Class, much like in the Volvo V60, but at least the touch-sensitive controls for the air-con are permanently displayed on the lower section of the display, rather than hidden away as they are in the V60. They’re still not as easy to use as the physical controls in the Audi A4 Avant and BMW 3 Series Touring, which you can almost use with muscle memory.

Visibility, parking sensors and cameras

Visibility is fine looking forward, but the chunky side pillars, the placement of the rear head rests and the small rear window mean that the over-the-shoulder view is no better than in the C-Class Estate's rivals. 

A reversing camera and front and rear parking sensors are fitted as standard to assist when parking, though, and it's upgraded to a 360-degree camera if you plump for mid-range AMG Line Premium. 

LED headlights are provided as standard, with fancier adaptive units coming on AMG Line Premium and upwards.

Sat nav and infotainment

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