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.
|2009 Mercedes-Benz C ClassBrowse Used Listings||2009 Audi A4Browse Used Listings||2008 BMW 3-SeriesBrowse Used Listings|
|12 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas I4||Gas I6|
|4-Door Sedan 3.0L Sport RWD||4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*||4-Door Sedan 328i RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|