Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
  • Brilliant for driver
  • Cramped elsewhere
  • Boot just OK

How much space is there?

Space up front is good. The driver and front seat passenger won’t be awkwardly bumping elbows, and there are numerous storage spaces too, including reasonably sized door bins and a large glovebox and centre cubby. The cupholders are rather recessed, but are adjustable to hold (nearly) any size of drink, and the cover that slides over them feels gorgeous to operate.

The C-Class is a car designed around the driver – and unfortunately, that means there’s not a huge amount of passenger space. Four six-foot adults will fit, but they’d be more comfortable in a BMW 3 Series or an Audi A4.

The lack of rear headroom is notable. Our test model was equipped with a panoramic sunroof that severely eats into it. Plus the narrow front passenger footwell left us feeling quite hemmed-in.

Boot space and storage

Boot space is 455 litres. That’s down in overall capacity compared to both the 3 Series and A4, though the space is unobstructed and with a nice wide opening to improve access. The rear seats split and fold but leave a bit of a slope in the load floor.

Of course, you don’t buy the C-Class saloon as a load-lugger – that’s the job of its Estate sibling.

Is it easy to park?

Even the most basic C-Class cars come with a full suite of technical aids, including parking cameras and something called Parktronic. This is Mercedes’ name for its automated parking system. Once you’ve found this feature on the infotainment screen, it will detect a space and park it for you.

How big is it?

  Mercedes C-Class
Length  4,751mm
Width (with mirrors)  2,033mm
Height  1,438mm

How safe is it?

  • No Euro NCAP rating yet
  • We expect good results
  • Lots of safety kit included

The Mercedes C-Class is yet to be tested by Euro NCAP. However all models come with serious levels of safety kit.

Highlights include:

It also has an ‘Active Bonnet’. In the event a collision is detected with a pedestrian, the bonnet raises itself away from the engine in order to help prevent injury to the pedestrian.

There are two Isofix points on the rear seats plus there are things like super-bright LED headlights available as an option.

Basic equipment

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

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric sunroof
  • Parking sensors

AMG Line equipment

AMG Line standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Parking sensors
AMG Line optional equipment
None available

AMG Line Premium equipment

AMG Line Premium standard equipment
Same as basic equipment
AMG Line Premium optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels

AMG Line Premium Plus equipment

AMG Line Premium Plus standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Electric sunroof
AMG Line Premium Plus optional equipment
None available

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Parking sensors
Sport optional equipment
None available