A German luxury saloon with three-star emblem, a luxuriously appointed interior, a ride quality as soothing as a warm bath and supple but strong powertrain. All in a small footprint that’s actually manageable within the city, yes we are talking about the Mercedes Benz C Class. Of course, a byproduct of small size is a smaller impact on balance sheet – 2018 Mercedes Benz C Class starts at $40,250.
A 241 hp 2.0L Turbo-4 is the only engine on offer unless you decide to splurge to the pricier AMG C 43 or AMG C63 (we review them separately). The engine is mated to a smooth 9 Speed Automatic and if you need all-weather capability, the C 300 4Matic has got you covered. However, if you need more cylinders and power, consider the BMW 340i with Inline-6. Or upgrade to the $53,400 AMG C 43.