2021 Mercedes C300 Review – Mercedes C300 is the latest version of Mercedes’ midsize sedan, and it comes with some enticing new features to make it stand out in its class.
With the release of the C300, Mercedes has reworked nearly every aspect of this car and left no stone unturned to make it the best midsize sedan you can buy in 2021.
Where is the 2021 Mercedes C300 made?
The 2021 Mercedes C300 is made in Germany. This sedan will be available at dealerships in North America starting in January 2021.
It’s expected to cost $41,000 for a base model, plus another $8,500 for shipping. A fully-loaded 4Matic version could set you back around $54,000.
The automaker hasn’t released exact specifications yet but they have said that it will be built off of their platform.
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The 2021 Mercedes-Benz C300 is a compact car that can seat four adults comfortably. Its engine is a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder that makes 241 horsepower and 251 lb.-ft. of torque at 1,800 rpm for maximum power when you need it.
With an estimated fuel economy rating of 18/29 mpg city/highway in combined driving conditions, it’s a wise choice for drivers who want efficiency but also seek style in their vehicle choice.
With an estimated MSRP ranging from $30k to $36k, it’s truly a driver’s delight without breaking your bank account!
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz C300 has been built with safety features that will help protect you in a collision. Seatbelt pretensioners can tighten your seatbelt to hold you in place during an accident.
Additionally, front airbags deploy depending on how hard of a hit you’re involved in; adaptive ones also adjust their deployment force based on your height and weight. Also included are side curtain airbags that deploy if you’re involved in a side-impact collision.
These can help protect your head by preventing debris from flying into it as well as keeping out any harmful gases that might seep into your vehicle’s cabin during an accident, both of which could cause injury or even death.
Interior & Exterior Color Options
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz C300 will be available in 10 different color options. Depending on your preferred exterior or interior color, you can purchase a two-door coupe with a sunroof for $27,990 or a four-door sedan for $28,990.
In addition to its great aesthetics, any one of these colors will help make your vehicle easy to see on busy roads as well as make it stand out from other vehicles of its type.
Regardless of which version you choose though you will still be guaranteed smooth handling and safety features that are rated highly by driver groups nationwide.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz C300 offers a choice of two engines for your convenience. The base car is powered by a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder that puts out 202 horsepower and 186-pound feet of torque.
It can be paired with either a 7-speed automatic or 6-speed manual transmission depending on your preference. In addition to being powerful, it is also surprisingly fuel-efficient – especially when you consider its class.
When paired with an automatic transmission, expect fuel economy is around 28 mpg city and 37 mpg highway (25/34 with a manual).
If you need more power there’s also an optional 3 liter 6 cylinder engine underhood that puts out 302 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque to back up those impressive numbers.
The base 2021 Mercedes-Benz C300 is powered by a turbocharged 2.0L inline 4 cylinder engine that produces 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque.
Power is sent to all four wheels through a 7-speed automatic transmission with sport mode and paddle shifters.
Mercedes Benz C300 2021 comes with rear-wheel drive as standard but offers optional all-wheel drive as well in addition to AWD sport.
The 2020 model year will be built with a new 9-speed automatic transmission however it’s unclear if it will be offered on lower-trim levels or not until more information becomes available.
At $44,000 before taxes, our test car came in at about $895 above its base price. It’s not a bargain by any means but isn’t completely out of line for its class.
For example, a comparable BMW 328i is around $400 more expensive with either front- or all-wheel drive; Audi’s A4 starts at $50,100 but has a turbocharged engine that can be had in two trims for less than our car.
The average transaction price of a new vehicle is well over $35K, which makes our tester one of many options available that are both decently priced and feature optional extra features that allow buyers to make them their own.
Things to Consider Before Buying a Mercedes C300
No car is perfect. By now you’ve likely read enough 2021 Mercedes-Benz C300 reviews to realize that what people love about these cars isn’t necessarily what everyone loves about them.
If your heart is set on a certain trim level or options package, make sure you read up on it before you buy, otherwise, your new vehicle may turn out to be exactly what you don’t want it to be. Remember: no review will cover everything!