Mercedes-Benz redesigned its entry-level C-Class sedan two years ago, offering new styling reminiscent of the automaker's S-Class flagship. Engine choices remain the same for 2010: The C300 has a 228-horsepower V-6, while the C350 offers a larger 268-hp V-6, and the high-performance C63 AMG packs a 451-hp V-8. Prime competitors include the BMW 3 Series, Audi A4 and Infiniti G37.
Two front bucket seats and a three-place rear bench provide seating for five. An angular dashboard design mimics the car's exterior styling theme, and Luxury and Sport models have unique instrument panels. The trunk measures 12.4 cubic feet, which is slightly more than a 3 Series sedan but less than a G37's 13.5-cubic-foot trunk.
Standard eight-way power front seats
Standard dual-zone automatic climate control
Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel
Optional features include leather upholstery, xenon headlights and a navigation system
Optional keyless ignition
Optional Universal Media Interface with USB connectivity