Used Mercedes-Benz CLC Coupe (2008 - 2010) Safety & Reliability

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 22 Jan 2014
The CLC is the cheapest Mercedes-Benz coupe on sale and offers buyers affordable access to a sporty premium car. Despite a name change and more than 1000 new components, it's essentially a facelifted C-Class Sports Coupe with revised engines.

4 out of 5



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The CLC hasn’t been crash tested by Euro NCAP but Mercedes-Benz has an excellent track-record for building safe cars. The previous model scored a maximum five stars, which is an indication of CLC’s crash credentials. Safety equipment includes six airbags, acceleration skid control and ESP.

4 out of 5


Mercedes-Benz has built reliable cars in recent years. The previous C-Class Sports Coupe is solidly-constructed and the new model shouldn’t be any different. As ever, regular maintenance and adherence to service schedules will help sustain trouble-free ownership for tens of thousands of miles.

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