Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate 2007 - 2011 review

Category: Estate car

Section: Our recommendations

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate (07 - 11)
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate (07 - 11)
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate (07 - 11)

Our recommendations

Which used Mercedes C-Class estate should I buy?

The SE and Elegance models are more in the traditional Merc mould, with a three-pointed star on the bonnet and comfort-orientated suspension settings. Sport cars are more contemporary C-Class, with an aggressive air, lowered and stiffer suspension settings and the Mercedes badge set into the radiator grille. Sport cars are more agile but not overly firm, while SE and Elegance models are smoother, but with some body roll.

The entry-level SE trim gets alloys, climate, Bluetooth, electrically adjustable seats and MP3 input, while Elegance ups the ambience with wood trim, chrome and auto wipers. Sat nav wasn't standard on any model, along with leather, so look out for cars with these desirable options.