Mercedes-Benz 300-Class vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

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1996 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class
SDL
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2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD
MSRP
$55,950
Invoice
$52,593
Average Price Paid
$50,368
7 listings nationwide

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1996 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class
SDL
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2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD
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1996 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class
SDL
CarGurus Instant Market Value
N/A
2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$58,105
4 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

1996 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class
SDL
No Expert Reviews
2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD
Christian Wardlaw Preview:

For 2020, every Mercedes-Benz C-Class receives more standard equipment. Mercedes-Benz makes its AMG Drive Unit, which is a driver-selectable traction system, optional for the AMG 43 co...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

1996 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class
SDL
Casper01 writes:
Back Seats Ranked 1966 Mercury Comet better.
"Larger !!!*"
2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD
Sparthan writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2020 BMW M4 better.
"Its just like GRRRRR and the mercades reminds me of a dinner plate ."
Front Seats Ranked 2020 BMW M4 better.
"The seats are just soft and comfy the mercades is rigid and weird"
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GuruXZZ35 writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2020 Acura TLX V6 A-Spec FWD with Technology Package better.
"Comfort"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Acura TLX V6 A-Spec FWD with Technology Package better.
"Seemed like a larger trunk. "

Specs

1996 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class
SDL
2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain --
AWD
Fuel Economy, City --
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway --
29 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume -- 17.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type --
Gasoline
Power --
255 hp @ 5,800 RPM
Torque --
273 lb-ft @ 1,800 RPM
Cylinders --
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio --
10.5:1
Displacement --
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke --
3.27 in x 3.62 in
Safety
ABS Brakes -- Standard
Driver Airbag -- Standard
Passenger Airbag -- Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning -- Standard
Radio -- Standard
Power Windows -- Standard
Power Door Locks -- Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating -- 4 seats
Front Legroom -- 42 in
Back Legroom -- 32 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 8.8 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 882 lbs
Exterior
Length -- 184.5 in
Width -- 79.4 in
Height -- 55.5 in
Wheelbase -- 111.8 in

Available Options

1996 Mercedes-Benz 300-Class
SDL
2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300 4MATIC Cabriolet AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • DESIGNO Cardinal Red Metallic
  • DESIGNO Diamond White Metallic
  • DESIGNO Selenite Grey MAGNO
  • Graphite Grey Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Mojave Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Polar White
  • Selenite Grey Metallic

Option Packages

  • 12.3" Digital Instrument Cluster
  • AMG Line
  • DESIGNO Bengal Red Nappa Leather Package
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Exterior Lighting Package
  • MB Entry Navigation
  • Multimedia Package
  • Parking Assistance Package
  • Head-Up Display
  • Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Cranberry Red/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Magma Grey/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Porcelain/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Saddle Brown/Black, Leather Upholstery
  • Wheels: 19" 10-Spoke
  • Wheels: 19" AMG MULTISPOKE
  • Wheels: 19" AMG MULTISPOKE W/Black Accents
  • Wheels: 19" AMG Twin 5-Spoke W/Black Accents
  • Wheels: 19" Twin 5-Spoke

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