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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

The C-Class has a decent score in official crash tests and comes with plenty of safety kit as standard. However, you'd pay extra for rear side airbags and Isofix child seat mounting points. Other safety features available include a fire extinguisher and since 2004 tyre pressure sensors.

A boot capacity of 455 litres is decent for Mercedes-Benz's most compact saloon. The cabin also has a few extra storage areas. However, split/folding rear sears are an optional extra.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class Saloon (00-07).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake 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
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric sunroof
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone

AMG equipment

AMG standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
AMG optional equipment
  • Electric sunroof

Avantgarde equipment

Avantgarde standard equipment
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
Avantgarde optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone

Avantgarde SE equipment

Avantgarde SE standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Avantgarde SE optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim

Classic equipment

Classic standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
Classic optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steel wheels
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone

Classic SE equipment

Classic SE standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Classic SE optional equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Steel wheels

Elegance equipment

Elegance standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
Elegance optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Telephone

Elegance SE equipment

Elegance SE standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Elegance SE optional equipment
  • Leather seat trim

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
Sport optional equipment
None available