2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300

Original MSRP Range
$41,400 - $55,950
Available Style(s)
Convertible, Coupe, Sedan
MPG
21 - 24 MPG City / 29 - 35 MPG Hwy
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2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300

What We Like

  • Styling
  • Technology
  • Quiet, well-fitted cabin
  • Impressive handling
  • Optional air suspension

What We Don't

  • Pricey options (as usual with German cars)

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.7/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.3/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300?

Standard equipment for C-Class the sedan now includes 18-in alloy wheels, blind spot monitoring, keyless entry/ignition, hands-free trunk lid operation and a 10.25-in infotainment screen. Trizone automatic climate control joins the options list.

AMG models gain a Burmester surround-sound system, 64-color ambient LED cabin lighting and illuminated door sills.

Coupe models gain power-folding mirrors, the Burmester surround-sound system, satellite radio, ambient cabin lighting and illuminated door sills.

Cabriolet variants now have Aircap (a retractable wing at the top of the windshield to improve wind deflection) as standard, along with a semiautomatic trunk separator. See the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class models for sale near you

Which C 300 is the Best?

Since there are so many permutations from three body styles and several drivetrains, the only thing we can really recommend is to select the Driver Assistance package from the options. If it saves one accident, it could have paid for itself. Find a Mercedes-Benz C-Class for sale

How Much Does a 2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Cost?

The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes in sedan, coupe and cabriolet (4-seater soft-top) body styles, with choices of drivetrains and features. AWD (4Matic) costs $2,000 extra where applicable.

The C 300 sedan ($42,395) has 18-in alloy wheels, LED headlights/daytime running lights/taillights, self-dimming mirrors, rain-sensing wipers, a powered sunroof, simulated leather upholstery (much better than it sounds), keyless entry/ignition, forward-collision mitigation with automatic emergency braking (known as Adaptive Braking technology that also includes brake drying), blind spot monitoring, 14-way power-adjustable driver's seat with memory, power-adjustable front passenger seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, hands-free trunk lid operation, COMAND infotainment system with a 10.25-in screen, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, plus a 5-speaker audio system with USB/SD card slots and HD radio.

An AMG Line bundle brings AMG body styling, 18-in AMG wheels, sport-tuned suspension, performance front brakes, sport steering wheel and various sporty interior flourishes.

The C 300 coupe ($46,945) and C 300 cabriolet ($54,945) come with a sport-tuned suspension, power-folding mirrors, Burmester surround-sound system, satellite radio, multicolored ambient cabin lighting and illuminated door sills.

The cabriolet also has a powered fabric roof, heated front seats, semiautomatic trunk separator, Aircap and the neck-heating Airscarf as standard.

The C 43 sedan ($56,945), coupe ($59,495) and cabriolet ($65,745) have AWD as standard.

The C 63 sedan ($69,095 or $76,695 for the S), coupe ($70,895/$78,495) and cabriolet ($78,295/$85,895) have an aero body kit, bigger brakes, sport suspension, sport exhaust, more prominent seat bolsters and dedicated interior trim. Exclusive AMG-related options include a limited-slip differential, ceramic composite front brake discs (C63 S), plus dedicated cosmetic and performance upgrades.

Additional C-Class options include leather upholstery, 12.3-in driver information display, heated and/or ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel, wood/leather steering wheel, wireless charging, powered rear sunshade, cabin ventilation system that emits fragranced air, head-up display, illuminated grille star, a 590-watt/13-speaker Burmester audio system, adaptive air suspension and active parking.

The optional Driver Assistance package includes adaptive cruise control, evasive steering assist, active blind spot monitoring and active lane-keeping assist.

C 300 Trims

ConvertibleOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet$55,950 / $52,5934 Cylinder Turbo25521 / 299-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
C-Class C 300 Cabriolet$53,950 / $50,7134 Cylinder Turbo25521 / 299-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
CoupeOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe$47,950 / $45,0734 Cylinder Turbo25521 / 309-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
C-Class C 300 Coupe$45,950 / $43,1934 Cylinder Turbo25522 / 319-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan$43,400 / $40,7964 Cylinder Turbo25523 / 339-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD
C-Class C 300 Sedan$41,400 / $38,9164 Cylinder Turbo25524 / 359-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD / AWD4WD

Is the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300 a Safe Car?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the C-Class sedan four out of five stars for front impact protection, five stars in the side impact test, four for its rollover test and five out of five overall. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave it a top score of Good for side and moderate front overlap, plus Superior with optional equipment for front crash prevention.

The C-Class comes with stability control, anti-lock disc brakes and a comprehensive tally of airbags as standard. Rear side airbags are optional. Cabriolet versions have a special roll-over protection system.

5 Year Cost to Own

$65,953 ($0.88 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion4 Years/50,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/50,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Body Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • designo Bengal Red Nappa Leather Pkg
  • AMG Line
  • AMG Line w/Night Pkg
  • Lighting Pkg
  • Multimedia Pkg
  • Driver Assistance Pkg
  • Parking Assistance Pkg

Competition

2020 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs the competition

2020 Audi A4 -- Polished, packed with tech and updated for 2020. The S4 is a credible alternative to the C 43. The similarly refreshed A5/S5 also goes up against the C-Class coupes and cabriolets.

2020 BMW 3 Series -- Supremely capable, engaging, luxurious and high-quality.

2020 Genesis G70 -- Currently the best car in the Genesis lineup. Plenty of equipment for the money and even some driver involvement.

2020 Jaguar XE -- Has a suspension that every other car company could learn from. It's sinewy, supple, taut, precise and forgiving. The rest of the car is pretty good too.

2020 Lexus IS -- Distinctive styling, smart interior and a generous equipment list. The oldest contender here.

2020 Volvo S60 -- Stylish, safe, well-equipped and comfortable.

Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class -- Going down this route brings more space as well as plenty of luxury and gadgetry that comes with the 3-pointed star. Check out the Mercedes-Benz certified pre-owned (CPO) program.

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