2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class  RealSafeCars84Safety Rating

#23 of 2023 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#72 of all 2023 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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. The C-Class provides superior EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, easing fuel costs and reducing pollution. Mercedes-Benz offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic/powertrain warranty on its lineup.

The 2023 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 2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a score of 84, 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 2.8%.

We estimate that the 2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0364% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.1517%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0364% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.1517% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is 28% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 14%.

Active safety features can substantially reduce the risks of harm to vehicle occupants by preventing severe accidents. The following active safety systems are included even on lower trims/versions of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class: Active Brake Assist with Cross Traffic Function and Active Blind Spot Assist.

Some safety technologies get a lot of press, but another may also improve safety. Standard side mirror turn signals alert others of your intention to turn or switch lanes allowing them to react accordingly, which can prevent accidents caused by not seeing a vehicle in the blind spot.

But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

9175Volkswagen ArteonBMW 2 SeriesV. V60 Cross CountryLexus ISNissan MaximaHyundai Genesis G80Alfa Romeo GiuliaA. A4 Allroad (Wagon)Hyundai Genesis G70Audi A5Audi A4M.-B. C-ClassComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 75 to 91. The 2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is safer than the 2023 Volkswagen Arteon and the 2023 BMW 2 Series and less safe than the 2023 Alfa Romeo Giulia and the 2023 Hyundai Genesis G80. It is about as safe as the 2023 Volvo V60 Cross Country, the 2023 Lexus IS, the 2023 Nissan Maxima, the 2023 Audi A4, the 2023 Audi A5, and the 2023 Hyundai Genesis G70.

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