2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#3 of 2010 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#12 of all 2010 vehicles


Pictured: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The C-Class, a mainstay of Mercedes-Benz's lineup since 1994, is a midsize sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. The C-Class has offered Android Auto since 2018 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has exceptional horsepower for its class, packing substantial oomph. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Mercedes-Benz offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is above average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a score of 84, implying a 0.037% chance of driver death (3.3% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0366% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.1853%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0366% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.1853% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 29% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


And it is safer than many comparable models.

9258M. Eclipse SpyderLexus ISLincoln MKZINFINITI EXINFINITI GAcura TSXAudi Q5M.-B. C-ClassAcura RDXAudi A4BMW 3 SeriesVolvo C70Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 58 to 92. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is safer than the 2010 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder, the 2010 Lexus IS, the 2010 Lincoln MKZ, the 2010 INFINITI EX, the 2010 INFINITI G, the 2010 Acura TSX, the 2010 Volvo C70, the 2010 BMW 3 Series, the 2010 Audi A4, and the 2010 Acura RDX. It is about as safe as the 2010 Audi Q5.

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