Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2

Luxurious

The new Mercedes C-Class cabin is a highlight of the current Mercedes range, and the estate takes its dashboard from the saloon. As such it looks fantastic, full of sweeping, flowing and curving lines and glossy-high-quality materials. For image alone it certainly knocks all other contenders straight out of the ring.

Debuting in the C-Class is the firm’s new Touchpad controller for the multimedia system, which uses a smartphone style interface to allow users to swipe, pinch and pull their way through the menus. For those not completely tech-savvy with the latest iPhone it can take some getting used to, especially on the move, but there’s no denying how slick the interface is.

There’s a variety of apps available for C-Class owners as well for stationary Internet use, along with an optionally available remote connection with a Smartphone to allow for remote control of the car’s systems such as pre-heating or cooling of the cabin before a journey.

Those in the rear will benefit from the larger wheelbase over the predecessor with extra leg, shoulder and headroom available on the rear bench.

It’s certainly the best the firm has made yet, so read our Mercedes-Benz C-Class estate review to find out how it’s justified those four and a half stars.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate