2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

When it comes to choosing the perfect sedan, you really can’t go wrong with what’s available in the Mercedes-Benz lineup. Each model is at once aggressive and refined, with all the latest features and top-of-the-line materials. Still, you might be wondering what the differences are between the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. In many ways, these two cars look very similar, but their price gap is substantial. So how do you choose?

You might be surprised to find that both models feature the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque in the C 300 and E 300 models. This, even though the E-Class is considered a midsize car and the C-Class is considered a compact.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz E 300 Sedan
$39,500 Starting MSRP* $52,150
7 Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 9 Speed Automatic
12.6 cu. ft. Trunk Volume 13.1 cu. ft
24 city and 34 highway** MPG 22 city and 30 highway***

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Whether you choose the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class or E-Class will likely depend on your needs regarding size and driving style. The E-Class is only a little bigger, but it receives the upgraded 9-speed automatic transmission that offers up an impressively smooth ride.

When it comes to luxury features, both models offer optional leather upholstery, automatic climate control, front power memory seats, available heated and cooled front seats and more. Standard extras found in the E 300 include a standard power moonroof, navigation aid with real-time traffic and voice activation and remote-activated perimeter lighting. Many of these features are options for the C-Class, so the choice of which model is best really depends on your needs and preferences.

* MSRP for a 2017 C-Class or a 2017 E-Class includes transportation charge. Excludes all options, taxes, title, registration, [and dealer prep]. Options, model availability, and price may vary. [See dealer for details.]

**EPA estimated 34 MPG highway with 17.4-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

***EPA estimated 30 MPG highway with 17.4-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

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2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Front End
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