2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class  RealSafeCars85Safety Rating

#7 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#29 of all 2017 vehicles

Pictured: 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
The C-Class, part of Mercedes-Benz's lineup since 1994, is a large sedan/hatchback/wagon with seating up to 5. The C-Class provides exceptional fuel efficiency for its class, saving your wallet and the environment. Strong on technology, it has offered Android Auto since 2018 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Mercedes-Benz offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2017 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 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a score of 85, implying a 0.036% chance of driver death (3.2% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.031%, and the chance of injury falls to 2.7%.

We estimate that the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0356% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.0602%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0356% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.0602% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 30% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is safer than many comparable models.

9170Volvo V60Nissan MaximaINFINITI Q50Acura TLXVolkswagen CCVolvo S60BMW 2 SeriesM.-B. C-ClassBMW 3 SeriesAudi A4Lexus ISCadillac ATSComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 91. The 2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is safer than the 2017 Volvo V60, the 2017 Nissan Maxima, the 2017 INFINITI Q50, the 2017 Acura TLX, the 2017 Volkswagen CC, the 2017 Volvo S60, the 2017 Cadillac ATS, and the 2017 Lexus IS. It is about as safe as the 2017 Audi A4 and the 2017 BMW 3 Series.

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