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Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

The estate hasn't been crash tested separately by Euro NCAP but it should perform similarly to the five-star C-Class saloon. The body shell is stronger than the previous estate, so occupants are better protected in the event of a collision. All models have seven airbags on board (twin front, side and curtain airbags plus a driver’s kneebag). Other safety features include the standard ‘Pre-Safe’ system – which prepares the car and passengers if it detects an accident is imminent – and optional intelligent lights which adapt to different driving conditions.

The C-Class takes good care of passengers and their possessions. Both the rear armrest and centre console feature discreet storage for smaller items, such as keys, coins and mobile phones while hidey holes are lined with non-slip rubber to prevent valuables from rattling around. The glovebox is amply sized and there are numerous 12V power sockets dotted around the cabin.

The rear tailgate is electrically powered and opens and closes using either the key fob, a button on the driver’s door or another above the number plate. The impressive 485-litre luggage capacity is bigger than its main alternatives plus four anchoring rings and two clever pop-out hooks secure goods on the way home.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate (08-14).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

AMG Sport equipment

AMG Sport standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
AMG Sport optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Sat Nav

AMG Sport Edition equipment

AMG Sport Edition standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
AMG Sport Edition optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Heated seats
  • Sat Nav

AMG Sport Plus equipment

AMG Sport Plus standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
AMG Sport Plus optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Sat Nav

Elegance equipment

Elegance standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
Elegance optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

Elegance Edition 125 equipment

Elegance Edition 125 standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Elegance Edition 125 optional equipment
None available

Executive SE equipment

Executive SE standard equipment
  • Parking sensors
Executive SE optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Front fog lights
SE optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

SE Edition 125 equipment

SE Edition 125 standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
SE Edition 125 optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav

Sport Edition 125 equipment

Sport Edition 125 standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Sport Edition 125 optional equipment
None available