Author: Curtis Farrell |

When it comes to Mercedes-Benz, any choice would represent a luxury vehicle. However, some of them are wealthier than others. C-Class is an entry-level luxury car while E-Class implies more space, additional features, and, consequently, higher comfort.


E-Class is generally larger than C-Class. Not much, but noticeable. That’s why it provides more space for passengers and luggage. For instance, E250 BlueTEC sedan – the cheapest representative of E-Class – is 7.6 in longer (192.1 in vs 184.5 in) and 0.3 in higher (57.1 in vs 56.8 in) than C300 sedan.

mercedes e class vs c class

2016 Mercedes-Benz E220d Avantgarde Line © Daimler AG

Comfort & Prestige

More internal space – more comfort. However, the overall comfort is not limited to size only. It is also expressed in additional safety features as well as advanced technology. Of course, Mercedes-Benz offers dozens of trims and models in both classes, but if you compare the best, E-Class will have slightly better package nonetheless.

The same applies to ‘prestige’. E-Class is more expensive than C-Class, therefore, it is more prestigious. Although this characteristic looks rather unreasonable for most people, it could make sense for entrepreneurs and alike.


There is no big difference in engines’ lineup available for E-Class and C-Class. You can have a 4-cylinder, V6, and even a handcrafted V8 in both classes. However, if you choose E-Class, you will have slightly more power in comparison with the same level C-Class.

mercedes e class vs c class

2016 Mercedes-AMG C43 4MATIC Coupe © Daimler AG

2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class & 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

The MSRP of this year’s Mercedes-Benz E-Class starts at $52,650 for a sedan and at $54,200 for a coupe version. The MSRP of this year’s Mercedes-Benz C-Class starts at $38,950 for a sedan and at $39,400 for a coupe version. There is a dozen of models in every class.