The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Comparing the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. E-Class? You can’t go wrong either way, but both cater to different driving styles. Do you want a fuel-efficient small sedan with a generous array of features? Try the new C-Class. Are you looking for a complete luxury driving experience? The new E-Class is a better fit. Learn more about how they compare below!

2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan VS 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan
$40,250 Starting MSRP $52,950
24/33 City/Highway MPG 22/30
503-hp biturbo V8 AMG® Engine 603-hp biturbo V8
Standard Power Sunroof Standard
Feature Not Offered Car-to-X Communication Standard


The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan has an MSRP of $40,250. Starting at $52,950, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan is less costly than the Lexus LS, but more expensive than the C-Class. The C-Class is smaller and more efficient, but it lacks many of the E-Class Sedan’s legendary luxuries.

E 300 In Driveway
C 300 driving into sunset

Performance Specs & Luxuries

Although the C-Class is compact and the E-Class is mid-size, they share many similarities. However, it’s important for Murrieta and Menifee drivers to learn more about what sets them apart from one another:

  • Engine: Under the hoods of the C 300 and E 300—two of the lineups’ entry-level models—you’ll find 2.0L turbo inline-4 engines. Both generate 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque.
  • AMG®: When you enter the realms of the AMG® C-Class and AMG® E-Class, you’ll notice some stark power changes. The most powerful AMG® C-Class is the AMG® C 63 S, which houses a 503-hp 4.0L V8 biturbo engine. The top-tier AMG® E-Class—AMG® E 63 S—is stronger, sporting a 603-hp biturbo V8.
  • MPG Ratings: The C-Class Sedan is more fuel-efficient; its entry-level trim earns 24 mpg city/33 mpg highway. The E 300 earns 22 mpg city/30 mpg highway.
  • Features: Standard features for the C-Class include a power driver’s seat with memory, a sunroof, and genuine wood trim. Moving up to the E-Class promises a 12.3-inch central screen, 64-color ambient lighting, Car-to-X Communication, and more.

Compare the Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. E-Class in Temecula!

Still can’t decide? Compare them to their top competitors! See how the E-Class stacks up to the Lexus GS or how the C-Class competes with the Lexus IS! Then, test drive one or both at Mercedes-Benz of Temecula, located near Escondido and San Diego. We can help you narrow down your options, whether you want the fuel economy of the C-Class or the extravagance of the E-Class. Be sure to browse our C-Class lease specials and E-Class lease specials!

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