New 2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class (C300) ( Overview ). HIGHS
– Luxurious interior, expensive good looks, strong and smooth turbo-four.
– Finicky touch-sensitive controls, uncomfortable ride, squishy brake pedal.
– The C-class sedan resides on the smaller end of the Mercedes sedan lineup but effectively channels the same posh vibe as its bigger Benz siblings.
The redesigned-for-2022 Mercedes C-Class is a clear step up from its predecessor in almost every area. A strong and efficient engine and a helpful technology interface are among the car’s highlights. The redesign doesn’t gain as much ground on the competition as we were expecting, but overall we think it’s a smart pick for a small luxury sedan.
Premium interior makes the C-Class feel more expensive than it is
Quick acceleration and high fuel economy
Nine-speed transmission nevers gets tripped up
AMG C 43 provides a high-performance variant
Some controls require too much concentration to use
No scheduled maintenance included
Touch of lag to some of the multimedia features