Mercedes C-Class Estate review

Category: Estate car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 interior rear seats
  • 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:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

Most people will be able to get comfortable in the front of a Mercedes C-Class Estate because there’s plenty of room for a six-foot driver up front. If a panoramic sunroof is fitted, anyone over six feet might have to drop the seat to its lowest position because it steals a little head room.

There are lots of storage areas to hide your belongings, including in the splitting armrest in the centre console and the sizeable door bins.

The front passenger seat doesn't fold flat for really long items, but if electric front seats are fitted, they will automatically move out of the way as the second row folds down, and return to their original position when you’ve put the rear seats back up again.

Front passenger seat-height adjustment was provided as standard on the previous generation C-Class Estate, and while final specifications are yet to be finalised, we expect that to be the case with the latest one.

Mercedes C-Class Estate 2021 interior rear seats

Boot space

The C-Class Estate comes with a standard electric tailgate and motorised luggage cover. The capacity with seats up is a match for that of the Audi A4 Avant, but is just shy of the BMW 3 Series Touring. There’s nothing in it between the C-Class and the 3 Series when the seats are folded down, but it comes up short compared with the Skoda Superb estate. All non plug-in hybrid models have a useful amount of underfloor storage (and a handy foldable plastic tote box), and there’s only a small lip to lug items over.

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