Best Medium Car over $50,000

Mercedes-Benz C Class C200

With a lineage dating back to 1993, the new C-Class (W205) is undoubtedly one of the most important vehicles in Mercedes-Benz’s history. A lot rests on its shoulders, and customer expectations are high in this category.

The new, improved C200 is bigger and better than the previous model. It won by a staggering 64 points over last year’s winner, the BMW 320i, one of the highest margins in this year’s program.

The latest iteration is a stylish, luxury vehicle that offers category-leading design and function, equal category leading on-the-road performance, and it’s safe.

The new C-Class has a larger 2.0-litre four (135kW/300Nm torque) compared to its predecessor and is matched to a 7-speed automatic transmission, which provides beautifully smooth and seamless gear changes in all scenarios.

On the road, the C200 delivers an extremely commendable 6.0 litres/100km – a figure normally reserved for small cars.

It comes with an extraordinary level of safety technology as standard: nine airbags, a safety camera, automatic emergency braking, blind spot warning and attention assist collision prevention that will warn you if you’re falling into a micro sleep. 

Indicative Drive Away Price: $67,144

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Criteria out of 10 – Mercedes-Benz C Class C200

Value for Money  Rating
Pricing  5H
Depreciation  7M
Running and Repair Costs  3L
Fuel Consumption  8H
Warranty and Dealer Access  3M
Insurance  2L
Standard Features  7H

Design and Function  Rating 
Safety   9C
Environment  10C
Seating Comfort  7H
Space  6M
Practicality  8M
Ergonomics  7H
Build and Finish  8C

On the Road  Rating
Performance  6H
Ride  6H
Handling  7H
Braking  7M
Smoothness and Quietness  7H

Note: Level of weighting importance for each score: L = Low, M = Medium, H = High, C = Critical.

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