The Mercedes-Benz C-Class, or the "Baby Benz" as it was affectionately known until the smaller CLA-Class debuted, has been a favorite of entry-level luxury sedan buyers for years. More than just a small sedan with a few three-pointed stars thrown on it, the C-Class provides the core strengths of the brand, such as cutting-edge safety features, lively performance and a feeling of solidity. Fans of ultra-high performance have been thrilled by the AMG versions, which boast blistering acceleration and tenacious handling along with tastefully sporty styling accents.
Style plays into the equation of the small Benz's appeal as well, with the C-Class drawing inspiration from bigger Mercedes-Benzes. Many of the upscale luxury, convenience and safety features available on more expensive Benz models can be had on the C-Class. The same applies to this car's level of engineering, craftsmanship and interior quality, as you seldom get the impression you're getting a lesser Mercedes just because you purchased one of the least costly ones.