Oct 01, 2009
Reviewed By SCM Staff
Price as Tested $47,430

Aggressive front fascia, terrific engineering as well as fit and finish, capable 4Matic/suspension/tire package; supple interior leather befitting  a more expensive car, other materials like rubberized dash feel good;  nav system easy to use, panorama sunroof is airy; silky 7-speed automatic.


228 horses from 3.0L V6 isn’t enough, neither is 20 mpg combined.


The C300 is a luxury car at an entry-level Mercedes-Benz price (just $33,600 for Sport). It lacks little and offers much, though at this price point, I’d cough up another $6K and buy the 268-hp C350. Still, the C300 will be comfortable, look good and should work well 200,000 miles down the road, which certainly adds to its appeal.

Fun to Drive
3.0 rating
Fun to Look at
3.0 rating
Overall Experience
3.0 rating

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