2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#29 of 2019 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#66 of all 2019 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. The C-Class has offered Android Auto since 2018 and Apple CarPlay since 2019. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it handles mud, snow, and sand with ease. Mercedes-Benz offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 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 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a score of 82, implying a 0.039% chance of driver death (3.5% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.034%, and the chance of injury falls to 3%.

We estimate that the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0392% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.4763%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0392% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.4763% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

And it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8872Lexus GSVolkswagen ArteonINFINITI QX50Lexus ES-350INFINITI Q50Audi A5BMW 3 SeriesVolvo S60Alfa Romeo GiuliaAudi A4Lexus ISM.-B. C-ClassComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 72 to 88. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is safer than the 2019 Lexus GS, the 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, the 2019 INFINITI QX50, and the 2019 Lexus ES-350 and less safe than the 2019 BMW 3 Series and the 2019 Audi A5. It is about as safe as the 2019 Lexus IS.

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