Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2007 - 2014 review

Category: Executive car

Section: Alternatives

Mercedes C-Class (07 - 14)
  • Mercedes C-Class (07 - 14)
  • Mercedes C-Class (07 - 14)
  • Mercedes C-Class (07 - 14)
  • Mercedes C-Class (07 - 14)
  • Mercedes C-Class (07 - 14)
  • Mercedes C-Class (07 - 14)
  • Mercedes C-Class (07 - 14)
  • Mercedes C-Class (07 - 14)
  • Mercedes C-Class (07 - 14)
  • Mercedes C-Class (07 - 14)

Alternatives

What alternatives should I consider to a used Mercedes C-Class saloon?

The most obvious rival is the BMW 3 Series. Always popular, it can match the Mercedes for the sheer breadth of its range (from 316d to M3) and is a more engaging car to drive, but it can’t quite match the C-Class for comfort.

The Audi A4 is another solid rival to the C-Class and is a more practical car, with a larger boot and more space in the back seats. Again, it has a vast engine range, although the perceived interior quality is a little disappointing for an Audi and the driving position is poor on manual cars due to heavily offset pedals.

Overview

The Mercedes C-Class came of age with this version – it's much better built than the previous model and more comfortable than the rival 3 Series and Audi A4.

  • Smart styling
  • Comfortable ride
  • Broad engine range
  • Solid build quality
  • Not as sharp to drive as a BMW 3 Series
  • Rear seat space is tight