Undoubtedly, it would be a surprise if anything mechanical were to go wrong with a Mercedes-Benz. Their operation in Stuttgart has various mechanical setups in departments to open and close doors and pound the seats thousands of times. This is to guarantee that Merc can withstand the abuse doled by drivers and passengers.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class is one of the manufacturer’s popular models, which means something good is happening with it. But is it the most reliable European vehicle?

Performance and Reliability

The 2018 C-Class lineup has three turbocharged engines to choose from. Each of them is backed by either a 7-speed automatic or 9-speed automatic. All the models have a standard 4Matic all-wheel-drive or the rear-wheel-drive system.

Traditionally, the C-Class has been one of the brand’s best performing models in customer satisfaction and reliability surveys. The most recent customer satisfaction survey by JD Power placed the C-Class as among the best in its class.

The C-Class was also better than most of its rivals based on the Warranty Direct reliability survey. It ranked higher than the average Mercedes model in terms of time off the road and repair costs.


The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class scored the highest NHTSA rating and was a top 2017 safety pick. In all five clash evaluations, C-Class scored the highest rating of good. The vehicle scored Superior by avoiding frontal collision at 12 and 25 mph, thanks to the Pre-Safe system with Pedestrian Recognition.

The safety feature, Collision Prevention Assist, automatically applies the brakes, warns the driver of a collision, and activates Pre-Safe. If Pre-Safe detects a collision or rollover, it adjusts the front passenger seat, tightens the seat belts for the front passengers, and closes all windows.

If you are planning on buying a used Mercedes-Benz, then the C-Class may be a good choice. Contact us if you have any questions. We are your European car specialist.

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