Overview (Final Score: B)
Mercedes-Benz redesigned the C-Class sedan in 2015 and brought the coupe and convertible models into that change two years ago. The C-Class now sees a refresh for 2019, this time to all three body styles at once. The 2019 C-Class retains the model’s luxurious sport driving motif and eye-grabbing good looks, which have made it popular while adding some updates that bring the little Mercedes back into the competitive ranks of its class.
Primary changes to the 2019include a newly-updated turbocharged four-cylinder engine, with 14 more horsepower than the outgoing 2018 engine. The C43 model’s turbo-six also sees a power boost, adding 23 hp to make 385 in all. New fascia and lighting designs, a new transmission for the C63 model, and new infotainment add-ons as standard equipment were also added this year.
The 2019 C-Class is a four-seat sedan, coupe, or convertible selling as an entry-level luxury car. Three powertrain choices and both rear-wheel and all-wheel drive are available for the C-Class in most of its formats.
What We Love About the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class:
- Classic, timeless design that looks good both stationary and in motion
- Excellent interior with luxury at its core
- Good on-road dynamic with a great feel
What We Don’t Love About the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class:
- Reliability is a concern
- Infotainment is often clunky and frustrating
- Value proposition difficult to quantify
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