Subaru Impreza vs Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
$43,550MSRP
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2024 Subaru Impreza
2024 Subaru Impreza
$22,995MSRP
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2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
$43,550MSRP
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2024 Subaru Impreza
$22,995MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$43,550

MSRP

$22,995

Average price

$26,539

Average price

$15,206

Listings

9411

Listings

6723
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10

Expert reviews

6.8 out of 10
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Great ride quality
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Irritating transmission
  • Sluggish performance
Pros
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Fun to drive
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • More of a refresh than a full redesign

Reviews Summary

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was the automaker’s entry-level model, but it needed a new role. Mercedes now has a line of compact cars serving as lower-priced entryways to the brand, so it’s moving the C-Class upmarket. The redesigned 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan borrows design elements from the automaker’s flagship S-Class to entice new car buyers on a budget who still want the most Mercedes for their money.

The C-Class competes against a formidable array of small sports sedans. Like the Mercedes, the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Lexus IS, and Volvo S60 are fixtures in this segment, with nameplates that date back at least two decades. The Acura TLX, Cadillac CT4, and Infiniti Q50 are newer names that build on their respective brands’ experience in the segment. The Genesis G70 is a relative newcomer from a recently launched brand that’s already managed to impress.

The all-new C-Class launches in C300 sedan form with standard rear-wheel drive (RWD), optional 4Matic all-wheel drive (AWD), and Premium, Exclusive, and Pinnacle trim levels. Our test car was a C300 4Matic in the top Pinnacle trim. An AMG C43 performance model is also on the way, but it’s not expected to hit showrooms until after the C300, which arrives at dealerships later this spring.

Reviews Summary

The 2024 Subaru Impreza has been reworked to improve upon its already strong credentials as an affordable all-wheel-drive economy car. This time around, the more powerful RS trim has been revived, adding some much needed driver excitement. Further bolstered with a comfortable ride and smart features, the new Impreza deserves your consideration.
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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

Engine

2.0L 152 hp H4

Drive Train

Drive Train

AWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

Horsepower

152 hp @ 6000 rpm

MPG City

MPG City

27

MPG Highway

MPG Highway

34
2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
$43,550MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Subaru Impreza
2024 Subaru Impreza
$22,995MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
$43,550MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2024 Subaru Impreza
$22,995MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$43,550
$22,995
Average price
$26,539
$15,206
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.5
4.5
Expert reviews

7.8 out of 10

Read full review

6.8 out of 10

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Pros & cons
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Great ride quality
  • Impressive technology
Cons
  • Irritating transmission
  • Sluggish performance
Pros
  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • Fun to drive
  • Excellent value for money
Cons
  • More of a refresh than a full redesign
Summary

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class was the automaker’s entry-level model, but it needed a new role. Mercedes now has a line of compact cars serving as lower-priced entryways to the brand, so it’s moving the C-Class upmarket. The redesigned 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan borrows design elements from the automaker’s flagship S-Class to entice new car buyers on a budget who still want the most Mercedes for their money.

The C-Class competes against a formidable array of small sports sedans. Like the Mercedes, the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series, Lexus IS, and Volvo S60 are fixtures in this segment, with nameplates that date back at least two decades. The Acura TLX, Cadillac CT4, and Infiniti Q50 are newer names that build on their respective brands’ experience in the segment. The Genesis G70 is a relative newcomer from a recently launched brand that’s already managed to impress.

The all-new C-Class launches in C300 sedan form with standard rear-wheel drive (RWD), optional 4Matic all-wheel drive (AWD), and Premium, Exclusive, and Pinnacle trim levels. Our test car was a C300 4Matic in the top Pinnacle trim. An AMG C43 performance model is also on the way, but it’s not expected to hit showrooms until after the C300, which arrives at dealerships later this spring.

The 2024 Subaru Impreza has been reworked to improve upon its already strong credentials as an affordable all-wheel-drive economy car. This time around, the more powerful RS trim has been revived, adding some much needed driver excitement. Further bolstered with a comfortable ride and smart features, the new Impreza deserves your consideration.
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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 152 hp H4
Drive Train
AWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
152 hp @ 6000 rpm
MPG City
27
MPG Highway
34
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