Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2

No surprises here as we can expect Mercedes-Benz C-Class estate safety to be exemplary, since the C-Class saloon on which it is based achieved the full five stars in the Euro NCAP testing. Of course the firm doesn’t just set itself the Euro NCAP tests as a benchmark, and is constantly crash testing its own vehicles as well as analysing real life accident data from customer’s experiences.



Like the saloon, the C-Class estate comes with seven airbags as standard, including one for the driver’s knees, and offers the option of side airbags for the outer rear seats also. The front passenger seat will automatically detect a child seat, and disable the airbag accordingly, while there are ISOFIX fittings on the outer rear chairs.

Pedestrians aren’t forgotten about either, as the C-Class estate has an active bonnet that moves upwards (by 80mm) away from the hard points in the engine bay to soften any impact with the human body. The car will even warn the driver, and if they fail to react will apply the brakes itself if it detects the likelihood of a pedestrian impact.

Mercedes’ Connect Me system includes an emergency call function, so in the event of an accident with at least one airbag deployed the car will automatically call the Mercedes-Benz service centre to find out if anyone is injured and needs assistance. If there’s no answer from occupants it will automatically alert the relevant emergency services and provide them with the vehicle’s GPS location.

It’s an estate, so you would expect Mercedes-Class C-Class estate practicality to feature high on the list of attributes – and it does, even if the firm would rather you load it with skis and tow boats than fill it with Aldi groceries and drag a caravan behind you such are its lifestyle ambitions.



The good news is the boot has grown over the previous C-Class estate, with a seats-up space of 490 litres and with them folded up to 1,510 litres of space available. And while the old C-Class made do with a standard 60/40 split in the rear seats, the new car’s bench can be sectioned into a 40/20/40 configuration.

You don’t even need to clamber over the load lip to reach the catches either, with buttons placed near the back of the boot – and to the side of the seats in the passenger cabin – that electrically release the backrests and allow them to fold almost perfectly flat.

The boot opening is large and squarely shaped as well, so it should be easy enough to load in awkwardly-shaped or sized items. There’re a couple of handy cubby spaces either side as well, just behind the wheel arches.

Anyone sitting in the rear of the car will appreciate the extra 45mm of legroom too, thanks to a wheelbase that’s grown by 80mm to 2,840mm, plus extra head, shoulder and elbow room compared to the previous model.

Basic equipment

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

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • 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
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats

AMG equipment

AMG standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
AMG optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking

AMG Edition equipment

AMG Edition standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
AMG Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • Electric sunroof

AMG Line equipment

AMG Line standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
AMG Line optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim

AMG Line Edition equipment

AMG Line Edition standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
AMG Line Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

AMG Line Night Edition equipment

AMG Line Night Edition standard equipment
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
AMG Line Night Edition optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat

AMG S equipment

AMG S standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
AMG S optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof

Nightfall Edition equipment

Nightfall Edition standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Nightfall Edition optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
SE optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Heated seats
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav

SE Executive Edition equipment

SE Executive Edition standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
SE Executive Edition optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Heated seats
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • DVD
  • Electric sunroof
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support

Sport Edition equipment

Sport Edition standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
  • Sports seats
Sport Edition optional equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Height adjustable drivers seat