Used Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate (2008 - 2014) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 22 Jan 2014
4.5
The C-Class is a roomy, premium estate with high levels of comfort, safety and equipment. Competition is tough and its main alternatives are BMW’s versatile 3-Series Touring and Audi’s popular A4 Avant.
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate (08-14)
Refined comfort, good choice of engines, versatile, great equipment levels, decent boot
Fiddly audio-navigation system, cabin doesn't feel particularly premium

New price range:

£23,912 - £40,065

Used price range:

£1,979 - £11,923

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

The C-Class is a roomy, premium estate with high levels of comfort, safety and equipment. Competition is tough and its main alternatives are BMW’s versatile 3-Series Touring and Audi’s popular A4 Avant. However, the C-Class stands up well to both. It blends potent performance and good looks with interior refinement and a big boot. There’s a wide choice of engine, trim and transmission combinations available.

It’s evident that Mercedes-Benz has thought the design through well and there are many practical solutions that make C-Class easy to live with, it's a shame then that the cabin lacks the upmarket feel you'd expect of a car with this price tag.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

4.5 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4.5 out of 5

Practicality

4.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

3 out of 5

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 When my hands are tied up lugging muddy mountain bikes in the wet, or several guitars, the remote power assisted tailgate makes opening the boot much easier! Low load lip and flat storage space means...  

5 out of 5

Titot Prayoga ,   22 Feb 2016    ... read more

 This is a roomy Stylish Estate Car with plenty of power- Just love it.  

5 out of 5

Barry Driscoll ,   10 Dec 2014    ... read more

 The powered boot is great, as are the auto headlights/wipers.  

4 out of 5

John Williams ,   10 Dec 2014    ... read more

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