Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate (08 on) - Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 22 Jan 2014
4.5
The C-Class is a roomy, premium estate with high levels of comfort, safety and equipment. Competition is tough and its main alternatives are BMW’s versatile 3-Series Touring and Audi’s popular A4 Avant.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate (08 on)
Refined comfort, good choice of engines, versatile, great equipment levels, decent boot
Fiddly audio-navigation system, cabin doesn't feel particularly premium

New price range:

£24,082 - £40,240

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Used price range:

£6,319 - £30,277

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

The C-Class is a roomy, premium estate with high levels of comfort, safety and equipment. Competition is tough and its main alternatives are BMW’s versatile 3-Series Touring and Audi’s popular A4 Avant. However, the C-Class stands up well to both. It blends potent performance and good looks with interior refinement and a big boot. There’s a wide choice of engine, trim and transmission combinations available. It’s evident that Mercedes-Benz has thought the design through well and there are many practical solutions that make C-Class easy to live with, it's a shame then that the cabin lacks the upmarket feel you'd expect of a car with this price tag.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

4.5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4.5 out of 5

Practicality

4.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

3 out of 5

Buying new

3 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Carrying capacity and remote rear tailgate opening.  

5 out of 5

Peter Staveley ,   06 Jan 2014    ... read more

 Easy rear door access and closing. Good acceleration when needed.  

3 out of 5

Don Eggleston ,   30 Oct 2013    ... read more

 Blue Efficiency; very economical for a 2,143 cc diesel engine with 200 BHP; Comfortable yet stylish.  

5 out of 5

Alastair Wilson ,   01 Aug 2013    ... read more

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