2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Each Mercedes-Benz model brings its own style and great features to all drivers. When looking into buying a new luxury sedan, the 2017 C-Class and the 2017 E-Class both stand out as great options. Being the two most affordable Mercedes-Benz sedans available, what are the differences between the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class?

When it comes to performance between the two vehicles, the C-Class and E-Class are very similar. Both standard models come equipped with a 2.0-liter I-4 engine. These engines are capable of 241 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. However, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class just edges out the 2017 E-Class in terms of fuel efficiency. The 2017 C-Class gets a fuel economy rating of 24 city/34 highway MPG*, while the 2017 E-Class gets a rating of 22 city/30 highway MPG**. The C-Class also comes with a 7-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual transmission, while the E-Class has a 9-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual transmission.

2017 C-Class and 2017 E-Class Inventory


2017 C-Class vs 2017 E-Class
$39,500 Starting MSRP*** $52,150
2.0-liter I-4 Engine 2.0-liter I-4
Halogen Headlights LED low/high beam
Bucket Seats Sport

Luxury and Comfort in the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

While the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class edges out the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class in terms of price and fuel economy, the E-Class offers more comfort and luxury options in the standard model than the C-Class. The additional vehicle length allows the 2017 E-Class to be more comfortable by offering more headroom, shoulder room and rear legroom for passengers. The E-Class also has more maximum interior cargo volume, with 13.1 cu ft of space as opposed to the C-Class’ 12.6 cu ft available. The 2017 E-Class also comes standard with infotainment features such as voice recognition, which works well with navigation programs. The C-Class has these features available but they cost extra.

Whichever model you decide is the better sedan between the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class, you’re sure to be satisfied with either vehicle. If you would like to test drive one of Mercedes-Benz sedans in stock at Mercedes-Benz of Wilmington, you can fill out the form on this page.

 

-- *EPA estimated 34 MPG highway with 17.4-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

-- **EPA estimated 30 MPG highway with 17.4-gallon fuel tank capacity. You may get different mileage depending on driving conditions.

-- ***MSRP for a 2017 C-Class or a 2017 E-Class includes transportation charge. Excludes all options, taxes, title, registration, [and dealer prep]. Options, model availability, and price may vary. [See dealer for details.]

Steering wheel and dashboard of 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class driving at night
Interior of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
black 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

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