2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 

If you’re not already well acquainted with the Mercedes-Benz lineup, making your decision between the various models available can prove to be a challenging task for any luxury car shopper. This is especially true of the sedans. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class may share some remarkable similarities with their striking good looks, but there are some differences that make each better suited to different types of drivers. 

To help you make your choice, we’ve put together a quick comparison of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs the 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. You can check out the table provided for a quick glance into some deciding features between the C-Class and E-Class sedans. 

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 


2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 


Starting MSRP  $54,050* 

255 hp/273 lb-ft 

Horsepower/Torque  255 hp/273 lb-ft 
10.25 inches  Infotainment Screen Size  12.3 inches 
Optional  64-color ambient lighting  Standard 


Which Mercedes-Benz sedan is right for me? 

The most notable difference right off the bat is the price. The base C 300 comes in at a much more affordable price than the E 350, but that’s because of the standard equipment found in the E 350. As you upgrade to the AMG® models in both the C-Class and E-Class, you’ll find upgraded interiors and powertrains in each. 

Speaking of powertrains, both the entry-level C-Class and E-Class models come with the same 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that gets 255 horsepower and 273 lb-ft of torque. For a little extra, you can upgrade to the 4MATIC® all-wheel drive feature in both. Both models come in sedan, coupe, and cabriolet body styles, but the E-Class also has a wagon option to choose from. The interior is where these two really look different. The E-Class comes with a larger infotainment display screen, more audio speakers, and an available active multicontour front seat massage feature. While the C-Class is definitely above the industry standard, it falls just a little below the E-Class in terms of interior luxury. 

Interested in learning more about the 2020 C-Class or E-Class? Get in touch with our team here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis in Indianapolis to get the full rundown or schedule a test drive on our website today! 

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and dealer prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See dealer for details. 

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