Even tall adults are unlikely to moan about a shortage of room in the front of the C-Class. There’s an enormous amount of leg room, in fact, and plenty of head room with it – even in cars equipped with the optional panoramic glass roof.
There are wide storage pockets in both doors, along with a decent-sized covered area at the bottom of the dashboard and a cubby beneath the central armrest.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class rear space
There are three seats in the back of the C-Class, but in truth three adults won’t thank you for a long journey in there. Two six-footers should be reasonably comfortable, thanks in part to the generous leg room, although the optional panoramic glass roof does affect rear head room, so think carefully before ticking the box on the options list.
You may also be surprised at how much little extra space in the rear you get by opting for a car like the C-Class over one of the smaller premium saloons such as the Audi A3 Saloon or Mercedes own CLA.
At least storage space is decent enough, with a relatively generous pocket in either door and map pockets on the back of the front seats.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class seating flexibility
There’s not much scope for seating flexibility in a saloon car, but even with this in mind the C-Class offers nothing exceptional. You get rear seats that split and fold in a 40/20/40 configuration, but these aren’t standard on entry-level SE models. Nor does the front passenger seatback fold flat for when you want to carry particularly long loads.
More positively, the front passenger seat gets electric height adjustment as standard, while fully electric seat adjustment is an option on Sport versions and above.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class boot space
Most C-Classes have a 480-litre boot (the diesel-electric hybrid and the V8 AMG versions have less space, while the petrol-electric’s boot is smaller still), which is on a par with that in a BMW 3 Series. In everyday terms that means there’s space for a large set of golf clubs or the weekly shopping. The shape is usefully wide, too.
If your C-Class does have folding rear seats to extend the luggage space – and all but the entry-level versions do as standard – then the seatbacks lie flush with the boot floor when dropped, giving a flat load bay.