Used Mercedes C-Class 2014-present review

Category: Executive car

Section: Alternatives

Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2014 - present
  • Mercedes C-Class front - 14-plate car
  • Deal of the Day: Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2014 - present
  • Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2014 - present
  • Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2014 - present
  • Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2014 - present
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe 2019 interior door detail
  • BMW 4 Series Coupe vs Mercedes C-Class Coupe
  • Mercedes C-Class front - 14-plate car
  • Deal of the Day: Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2014 - present
  • Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2014 - present
  • Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2014 - present
  • Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2014 - present
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe 2019 interior door detail
  • BMW 4 Series Coupe vs Mercedes C-Class Coupe
Used Mercedes C-Class 2014-present review
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Alternatives

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

The Audi A4 is more practical than the C-Class, with more space inside and a larger boot. It’s more refined, too, with a number of highly efficient and very smooth engines. It’s also better to drive, thanks to its sharper steering and more eager handling. The interior has always impressed us for its relative simplicity yet high-quality feel and its infotainment system, operated by a rotary-style controller, is clear and intuitive to use.

The BMW 3 Series has been the class leader for so many years that it’s become the very definition of the compact executive car. It is, to most degrees, still the class leader in this segment, edging ahead of even the brilliant A4. Its success is centred on its entertaining rear-wheel-drive handling, an effortlessly upmarket feel and the excellent build quality. Here is a premium car that will more than satisfy the demands of the high-mileage executive plodding the UK’s byways, a family in need of decent space and reasonable running costs, as well as the enthusiastic motorist wanting something fun to drive.

Overview

The C-Class stands out for its comfort and strong image, but there's a question mark over its reliability 

  • High-quality interior
  • Efficient engines
  • Plenty of kit
  • Engines are unrefined
  • Ride can be fidgety
  • Relatively expensive to buy
  • Lots of recalls to be aware of