2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class  RealSafeCars82Safety Rating

#24 of 2020 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#71 of all 2020 vehicles


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


The 2020 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 2020 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 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0391% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.4684%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0391% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.4684% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 18% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 24% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.


And it is less safe than many comparable cars.

9367Cadillac CT5Volkswagen ArteonToyota AvalonAudi A3M.-B. C-ClassVolvo S60Alfa Romeo GiuliaLexus RCBMW X3BMW 2 SeriesHyundai Genesis G70BMW 3 SeriesComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 67 to 93. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is safer than the 2020 Cadillac CT5 and the 2020 Volkswagen Arteon and less safe than the 2020 BMW 3 Series, the 2020 Hyundai Genesis G70, the 2020 BMW 2 Series, the 2020 BMW X3, the 2020 Lexus RC, and the 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia. It is about as safe as the 2020 Audi A3.

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