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  • 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

  • 2017 Audi A4

    #3 in 2017 Luxury Small Cars

  • 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia

    #1 in 2017 Luxury Small Cars

  • Prices

    • MSRP
    • $31,600
    • $34,900
    • $37,995
    • Avg. Paid
    • N/A
    • $26,784
    • $28,862

    U.S. News Scores

    • Overall
    • 8.8 /10
    • 8.9 /10
    • 8.9 /10
    • Critics' Rating
    • 8.8 /10
    • 9.5 /10
    • 8.7 /10
    • Performance
    • 8.4 /10
    • 8.4 /10
    • 9.5 /10
    • Interior
    • 7.6 /10
    • 9.0 /10
    • 7.8 /10
    • Safety
    • 8.8 /10
    • 9.5 /10
    • 10.0 /10
    • Reliability
    • 4.5 /5
    • 3.0 /5
    • N/A
    • Cost to Own
    • N/A
    • 7.9 /10
    • 7.7 /10

    Pros & Cons

    • Pros
      • Sport and Luxury trims let buyers choose sporty or soft ride
      • Updated styling
      • Powerful V6 engine
      • Plenty of safety features
      • Plenty of tech features
      • A solid mix of performance and comfort
      • More rear-seat space than many rivals
      • Posh interior
      • Quick acceleration
      • Sharp handling
      • Top-notch safety scores
    • Cons
      • Mercedes has recently had reliability woes
      • Limited backseat space
      • Still bested by BMW 3-Series' performance
      • Occasionally finicky transmission
      • Cramped rear seats
      • Fewer features than some rivals

    General Specs

    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Automatic
    • Automatic
    • Drivetrain
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Front Wheel Drive
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Fuel/Engine
    • Gas V6 3.0L/183
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/122
    • MPG
    • 18 City / 26 Hwy
    • 27 City / 37 Hwy
    • 24 City / 33 Hwy

    Exterior

    Body
    • Body Style
    • 4 Door Sedan
    • Sedan
    • Sedan
    Dimensions
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 108.7
    • 111
    • 111
    • Length, Overall (in.)
    • 182.3
    • 186.1
    • 182.5
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in.)
    • 69.7
    • 72.5
    • 73.7
    • Height, Overall (in.)
    • 56.3
    • 56.2
    • 56.5
    Doors & Windows
    • Rear Defrost
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Windows
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Exterior Features
    • Dual Moonroof
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Sun/Moon Roof
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Panoramic Roof
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Sun/Moonroof
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Rear Spoiler
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    Measurements
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs.)
    • 3527
    • 3450
    • 3632
    Tires & Wheels
    • Tires - Front Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Tires - Rear Performance
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Compact Spare Tire
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Aluminum Wheels
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Wheel Locks
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
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    Interior

    Convenience & Comfort
    • Alarm
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Pwr Outlet
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Back-Up Camera
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Cruise Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Adaptive Cruise Control
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Fog Lamps
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • Auto-Off Headlights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • HID headlights
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Keyless Start
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Parking Aid
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Hands-Free Liftgate
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Front Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Rear Reading Lamps
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Rear Seat Heat Ducts
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Remote Engine Start
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Adjustable Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Steering Wheel Controls
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Steering Wheel
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Trip Computer
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Remote Trunk Release
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Universal Garage Door Opener
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Intermittent Wipers
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rain Sensing Wipers
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Floor Mats
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Keyless Entry
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Door Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electrochromic rearview mirror
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Exterior Driver Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Heated Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Mirror Memory
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Power Mirrors
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Folding Mirrors
    •  
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Mirror
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Driver Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Vanity Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Steering
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Dimensions
    • Passenger Capacity
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • Passenger Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 89.0
    •  
    • 95.4
    • Front Head Room (in.)
    • 37.1
    • 38.9
    • 38.6
    • Front Leg Room (in.)
    • 41.7
    • 41.3
    • 42.4
    • Front Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 54.7
    • 55.9
    • 56.1
    • Front Hip Room (in.)
    • - TBD -
    •  
    •  
    • Second Head Room (in.)
    • 36.9
    • 37.4
    • 37.6
    • Second Leg Room (in.)
    • 33.4
    • 35.7
    • 35.1
    • Second Shoulder Room (in.)
    • 55.1
    • 54.5
    • 53.6
    • Second Hip Room (in.)
    • - TBD -
    •  
    •  
    • Trunk Volume (cu. ft.)
    • 12.4
    • 13
    •  
    Entertainment
    • AM/FM Stereo
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auxiliary Audio Input
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • CD Changer
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • CD Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    •  
    • HD Radio
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • MP3 Player
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Satellite Radio
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Premium Sound System
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Hard Disk Drive
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Smart Device Integration
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    Heating & Cooling
    • Climate Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Dual Zone A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • A/C
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear A/C
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    Navigation & Communication
    • Navigation System
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Onboard Hands-Free Communications System
    • Optional
    • Optional
    •  
    • Wireless Cell Phone Hookup
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Seats
    • Leather Seats
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Vinyl Seats
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Heated Front Seats
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Optional
    • Heated Passenger Seat
    • Optional
    •  
    •  
    • Driver Lumbar
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Lumbar
    • Standard
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Seat Memory
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    • Power Driver Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Power Passenger Seat
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Pass-Through Rear Seat
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 2nd Row Bench Seat
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Bucket Seats
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
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    Safety

    Airbags
    • Driver Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Passenger Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Head Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Front Side Air Bag
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Rear Side Air Bag
    •  
    • Optional
    •  
    Brakes
    • 4-Wheel ABS
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    Safety Features
    • Brake Assist
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Electronic Stability Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Auto-On Headlights
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Daytime Running Lights
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Child Safety Locks
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Traction Control
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Emergency Trunk Release
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Blind Spot Monitor
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Auto-Leveling Headlights
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Lane Departure Warning
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    • Cross-Traffic Alert
    •  
    •  
    • Optional
    ADVERTISEMENT – CONTINUE READING BELOW

    Mechanical

    Engine & Performance
    • Front Wheel Drive
    •  
    • Standard
    •  
    • Rear Wheel Drive
    • Standard
    •  
    • Standard
    • 4 Cylinder Engine
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • V6 Cylinder Engine
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • Turbocharged
    •  
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Engine Type
    • Gas V6
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement
    • 3.0L/183
    • 2.0 L/121
    • 2.0 L/122
    • Horsepower (Net @ RPM)
    • 228 @ 6000
    • 190 @ 4200
    • 280 @ 5200
    • Torque (Net @ RPM)
    • 221 @ 2700 - 5000
    • 236 @ 1450
    • 306 @ 2000
    • Transmission
    • Manual
    • Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
    • Automatic w/OD
    • Turning diameter
    • 35.6
    • 38.1
    • 35.5
    Fuel
    • Gasoline Fuel
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
    • 18
    • 27
    • 24
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
    • 26
    • 37
    • 33
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal.)
    • 17.4
    • 15.3
    • 15.3
    Suspension
    • Suspension Type - Front
    • Independent
    • Multi-Link
    • Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear
    • Independent
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
    • 3-Link
    • Multi-Link
    • Double Wishbone
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
    • 5-Arm Multi-link
    • Multi-Link
    • Multi-Link
    Transmission
    • Automatic
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode
    • Optional
    • Standard
    • Standard
    • 7-Speed Automatic
    • Optional
    • Standard
    •  
    • 8-Speed Automatic
    •  
    •  
    • Standard
    • Manual
    • Standard
    •  
    •  
    • 6-Speed Manual
    • Standard
    •  
    •  

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