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2009 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs. Its Competition

 
2009 Mercedes-Benz C Class 3.5L Sport RWD
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Because of the two distinct models, the Sport and the Luxury, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class appeals to two types of buyers.

The Luxury model, with its expanded list of standard conveniences, trumps the base Lexus IS model with a better, more balanced driving experience and a quiet interior that allows more generous front seating.

The Sport takes a more pronounced turn toward edgier performance-oriented rivals like the 3-Series and G35 without forgetting its luxury base.

The Sport provides handling prowess that's nearly as satisfying as the 3-Series and G35, although its steering isn't as sharp as the Infiniti's.

The Audi A4 offers an especially frugal yet peppy base engine, a turbocharged four-cylinder in its 2.0T model, and the new 2009 A4 provides a sportier driving experience than before.

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8.0
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For the price, the 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers sportiness, luxury, safety, and creature comforts in an attractive package.
8.4
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The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling.
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The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans.
MSRP From  
$32,900$30,700$32,700
Gas Mileage  
12 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V6Gas I4Gas I6
EPA Class  
CompactCompactCompact
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Sport RWD4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV
Drivetrain  
Rear Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
555
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
ManualCVTManual
 
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