In comparing the Mercedes-Benz C-Class's and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class's specifications and ratings, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has the advantage in the areas of resale value and overall quality score. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has the advantage in the area of reliability. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Mercedes-Benz E-Class have the same base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class's and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class's specifications and ratings, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class loses 46.8 percent of its value and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class loses 56.8 percent of its value. This means the Mercedes-Benz C-Class retains 10 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 8.9 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz E-Class' quality rating is 8.5 out of 10. This results in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class being ranked 4 out of 36 Best Luxury Small Cars and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class being ranked 6 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 8.2 out of 10. For the Mercedes-Benz E-Class the reliability rating is 8.5 out of 10. This gives the Mercedes-Benz E-Class a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the base engine of both the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class makes 255 horsepower.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.