One of the Best Small Luxury Sedans You’ll Buy
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class introduced some of the best luxury sedans to the market when it was initially released. That’s still the case even now thanks to its unique fusion of safe-yet-stylish construction and a bevy of driver assistance features that utilize incredible technology to keep you and your passengers protected on the road. If you’re interested in purchasing a used sedan, here’s why we think the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class should be your top choice.
Performance-wise, a four-cylinder engine is at the heart of every C-Class sedan. Boasting an impressive 241 horsepower, the C-Class has a top estimated mpg of 28—25 for city driving and 34 for the highway. Most C-Class offerings were made available with rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. However, some cars in the class were only made with one or the other.
Safety features are really where the C-Class shines. Focusing solely on standard features, these sedans come with stability/traction control to keep you from drifting out of your lane, a unique alertness system that can detect the driver’s levels of fatigue, anti-airlock brakes, side airbags (as well as side curtain airbags), knee-level airbag on the driver’s side, and low-level pelvic airbags. The jewel of all this is the Collision Prevention Plus System: if the system detects that you will soon be in a crash, it will try to prevent or mitigate the damage done by applying the brakes automatically. This feature is becoming more popular with smart cars, but the C-Class provides it in a simple, uncluttered form.
Lastly, the C-Class is built for connectivity. A seven-inch display is mounted on the console and provides you with information like driving direction, which vehicle settings are active, temperature, and more. It also allows for connections to, and interaction with, audio devices (such as AM/FM radio, HD radio, and USB and Bluetooth devices) and can be controlled via the touch screen.