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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate review.

Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate (08-14) - rated 4.5 out of 5
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PROS

Refined comfort, good choice of engines, versatile, great equipment levels, decent boot

CONS

Fiddly audio-navigation system, cabin doesn't feel particularly premium

At a glance

New price £23,912 - £40,065
Used price £2,160 - £12,530
Used monthly cost £53 - £309
Fuel economy 28 - 65 mpg
Road tax cost £30 - £555
Insurance group 26 - 42 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Refined comfort, good choice of engines, versatile, great equipment levels, decent boot

CONS

Fiddly audio-navigation system, cabin doesn't feel particularly premium

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate rivals

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.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate rivals

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