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

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300
MSRP
$40,250
Invoice
$37,433
Average Price Paid
$36,931
3,425 listings nationwide

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100D AWD
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C 300
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$44,780
825 listings nationwide
24 GREAT deals
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2018 Tesla Model S
100D AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$94,000

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300
No Expert Reviews
2018 Tesla Model S
100D AWD
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300
10
writes:
Very good power for the class. Feels great for a full-size sedan. Truly a full size sports sedan. Good spac...
Handling Ranked 2018 Audi RS 3 2.5T quattro AWD better.
"The all wheel-drive Audi is second to none when it comes to handling and putting the power and traction down to the asphalt. The smaller, lighter more powerful RS3 just feels a lot more nimble in and out of corners. "
Family Car Ranked 2018 Audi RS 3 2.5T quattro AWD worse.
"The C43 is a full-size sedan. It has a full size trunk and it looks like you could put four adults in the back seat. The RS3 looks like it would be difficult to put two teenagers in the back seat. You can configure the RS3 to have additional truck space, but it is at the cost of the back seat(s). "
Value Ranked 2018 Audi RS 3 2.5T quattro AWD worse.
"The RS3s are a very hot ticket item and the dealerships are having a very hard time keeping up with demand. The cars are selling for MSRP. There are good deals to be had on the C43 with a little negotiations. I believe you will find it much easier and cheaper to find a C43 Mercedes than a RS3. "
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Audi RS 3 2.5T quattro AWD better.
"I really like a car that feels like a go-cart when it comes to handling. The RS3 just feels a lot more nimble and agile than the C43. The C43 is by no means a slouch, it is truly a great car by all means in its own rights. However with that said, I am beginning to think there should be a new class of sedans, that has the RS3 in it all by itself. Its size, weight, performance and all wheel drive literally puts it in a class all by itself. "
30
writes:
Excelent car. Reliable, practical but limited compared to the BMW 530
60
writes:
The C300 is a really nice car. Mercedes bills itself as a luxury performance vehicle and claims the Audi is a ...
2018 Tesla Model S
100D AWD
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Specs

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300
2018 Tesla Model S
100D AWD
Powertrain 9-Speed Automatic 1-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
101 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
102 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17.4 gal --
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Electric
Power
241 hp @ 5,550 RPM
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Torque
273 lb-ft @ 1,300 RPM
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Cylinders
4 cylinders
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Compression Ratio
9.8:1
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Displacement
2,000 cc
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Bore x Stroke
3.27 in x 3.62 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 41.7 in 42.7 in
Back Legroom 35.2 in 35.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 12.6 cu ft 28.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload -- 1,056 lbs
Exterior
Length 184.5 in 196 in
Width 79.5 in 86.2 in
Height 56.8 in 56.9 in
Wheelbase 111.8 in 116.5 in

Available Options

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
C 300

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Brilliant Blue Metallic
  • Dakota Brown Metallic
  • Designo Cardinal Red Metallic
  • Designo Diamond White Metallic
  • Diamond Silver Metallic
  • Iridium Silver Metallic
  • Lunar Blue Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Polar White
  • Selenite Grey Metallic

Option Packages

  • Burmester Premium Sound System
  • LED Headlamps
  • SD Card for Garmin Map Pilot Navigation
  • Black Leather Steering Wheel with Burl Walnut Inlays
  • AMG Line
  • Advanced Lighting Package
  • Designo Platinum White Pearl/Black Nappa Leather
  • Designo Saddle Brown/Black Nappa Leather
  • Heated & Ventilated Front Seats
  • Leather Seating Package
  • Multimedia Package
  • Parking Assist Package
  • Premium Driver Assistance Package
  • Premium Package
  • Blind-Spot Assist
  • Head-Up Display
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Panorama Sunroof
  • Wheels: 18" Twin 5-Spoke
  • Wheels: 19" AMG Black Multi-Spoke
  • Wheels: 19" AMG Multi-Spoke
2018 Tesla Model S
100D AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Blue Metallic
  • Midnight Silver Metallic
  • Obsidian Black Metallic
  • Pearl White Multi-Coat
  • Red Multi-Coat
  • Silver Metallic
  • Solid Black

Option Packages

  • Enhanced Autopilot
  • Full Self-Driving Capability
  • Premium Upgrades Package
  • Sunroof
  • Black, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim with Black/Cream Interior
  • Cream, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim with Black/Cream Interior
  • White, Synthetic Leather Seat Trim with White Interior
  • Rear Facing Seats
  • Wheels: 19" Grey Slipstream
  • Wheels: 21" Grey Turbine

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