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Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

When comparing the Mercedes-Benz C-Class to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class versus the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is a better car than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class versus Mercedes-Benz E-Class Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Mercedes-Benz C-Class ranges from $39,299 to $71,811 while a used Mercedes-Benz E-Class from the same model year range is priced between $51,439 to $76,445. For a new model, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class's price is between $59,440 and $79,323, with the Mercedes-Benz E-Class priced between $79,363 and $102,042.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class versus Mercedes-Benz E-Class Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 7.0 out of 10 while the Mercedes-Benz E-Class' quality rating is 7.6 out of 10. This results in the Mercedes-Benz C-Class being ranked 15 out of 27 Best Luxury Convertibles and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class being ranked 9 out of 27.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class’s base engine makes 255 horsepower, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class base engine makes 362 horsepower. The C-Class is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, while the E-Class is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon. Both have a highway range of 505 miles. Both models use premium unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

The Mercedes-Benz E-Class, a midsize car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, a compact car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room and front leg room.

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2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2022 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$59,440 - $79,323

Used Asking Price:

$39,299 - $71,811

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

44.7%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$79,363 - $102,042

Used Asking Price:

$51,439 - $76,445

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

47.3%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.0 / 10

Retained Value:

7.0 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

7.6 / 10

Reliability:

8.5 / 10

Retained Value:

6.8 / 10

Safety:

Not available

iSeeCars Rankings

15 / 27
16 / 27

iSeeCars Rankings

8 / 27
9 / 27

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Convertible

Available Body Styles

Convertible

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

AMG C 43, C 300, C 300 4MATIC, AMG C 63 S

Trim Levels

E 450, E 450 4MATIC, AMG E 53

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

4 years / 50000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

Not yet available

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

255 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque:

273 foot-lbs @ 1800 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.066 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

362 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

369 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.084 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

21 / 29 / 24

Range (city/hwy):

365 / 505 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

3 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

6

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

RWD / AWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

22 / 29 / 25

Range (city/hwy):

383 / 505 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Premium Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Standard

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Available

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Standard

Sunroof/Moonroof:

N/A

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Not yet available

Pedestrian Detection:

Not yet available

Lane Departure Warning:

Not yet available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Not yet available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Not yet available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Not yet available

360-Degree Camera:

Not yet available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Not yet available

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Not yet available

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Not yet available

Pedestrian Detection:

Not yet available

Lane Departure Warning:

Not yet available

Lane Keeping Assist:

Not yet available

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Not yet available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Not yet available

360-Degree Camera:

Not yet available

Rear Seat Reminder:

Not yet available

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Not yet available

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

38.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

42 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

54.8 inches

Rear Head Room:

35.6 inches

Rear Leg Room:

32 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

47.8 inches

Cargo Space:

8.8 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

81.4 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.8 inches

Front Leg Room:

41.8 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.1 inches

Rear Head Room:

36.4 inches

Rear Leg Room:

34.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

48.4 inches

Cargo Space:

9.5 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

96.8 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3880 lbs

Width:

79.4 inches

Height:

55.3 inches

Length:

184.5 inches

Wheelbase:

111.8 inches

Ground Clearance:

3.5 inches

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

4332 lbs

Width:

80.9 inches

Height:

56.6 inches

Length:

190.4 inches

Wheelbase:

113.1 inches

Ground Clearance:

3.9 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

225/45R18

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 x 8.0 inches

Wheel Type:

alloy

Tire Size:

245/45R18