2022 Mercedes-Benz C300

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Mercedes-Benz C300 highlights

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  • Cabin quality
  • Acceleration and fuel economy
  • Available all-wheel drive


  • Second row could use more headroom and legroom
  • Gets pricey as you climb trims
  • Infotainment system takes practice

Mileage (EPA estimate)

21 city, 28 highway, 24 combined

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A complete redesign makes the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C300 an even more accomplished luxury car

The 2022 Mercedes-Benz C300 ushers in new styling, an improved powertrain, and an elegantly designed cabin. Mercedes made certain the interior has much of the same look and feel of the brand’s range-topping sedan, the S-Class. A tablet-like infotainment screen sprouts from the middle of the dashboard and the cabin exudes an air of refinement.

Fit and finish is excellent, though more space in the second row for taller adults would be welcome. Available in three trims—Premium, Exclusive, and Pinnacle—the C300 comes standard with an 11.9-inch touchscreen, a digital gauge cluster, wireless smartphone connectivity, voice recognition, and onboard Wi-Fi hot spot. It also includes driver-assist features like blind-spot warning, Safe Exit Assist , and automatic high-beam headlights. Powering the C300 is a punchy and efficient mild hybrid turbocharged four-cylinder that sends power to the rear wheels via a nine-speed automatic. Acceleration is strong, as is the C300’s EPA-estimated combined 29 mpg fuel economy figure. Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates for when vehicle sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See All-wheel drive is optional. Coupe and convertible versions are available, though they’re based on the previous C300 platform.

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New for 2022

  • C300 trims have been upgraded with Parking Sensors and CD Audio as standard equipment this year.

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(no trim) 2WD 2D Convertible

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Burmester Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Soft Top
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automated Parking
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Turbo Gas

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Leg room

F 42"/R 32"

Head room

F 38.8"/R 35.6"

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5 reasons to buy the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C300

What We Like

Understated design: The C300 has an attractive exterior that doesn’t go overboard with details. If you prefer a slightly tougher-looking luxury sedan, available AMG-designed exterior touches include 18-inch wheels and a hunkered-down sport suspension.

Superb cabin quality: When it comes to small luxury cars, the C300 easily has one of the most elegant cabins. It looks a cut above many of this Mercedes’ competition thanks to touches like ambient lighting, standard synthetic leather seating, and a power sunroof.

Performance: The new 255-hp mild hybrid turbo-four delivers spirited performance and solid fuel economy figures. In a mix of city and highway driving, the C300 sedan gets an EPA-estimated combined average of 29 mpg.

What Needs Improvement

Second-row headroom and legroom: While it’s not a penalty box, the second row is snug if taller adults have to spend much time back there. A little extra headroom or legroom would have been appreciated with this complete redesign of Mercedes’ compact luxury sedan.

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RepairPal gave the Mercedes-Benz C300 an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Excellent. This rating ranks Mercedes-Benz C300 16th out of 55 among Luxury Midsize Cars.

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2022 Mercedes-Benz C300 trims

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  • Traction Control
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Sunroofs
  • Rear Defroster
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seats
  • Leatherette Seats
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