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FEATURES | 9 out of 10
superb Logic 7 surround-sound system
the navigation system itself is difficult to use
Audio system includes a 4GB hard drive
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sports a long list of luxury features, with the difficult COMAND screen-based interface among them.
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes standard with a long tally of features, of which Kelley Blue Book mentions both "a motorized LCD display" and "dual-zone automatic climate control.” ConsumerGuide lists other impressive standard features to be a "power sunroof, AM/FM/weatherband/CD/MP3 player, digital-media player connection, satellite radio," and a Bluetooth "wireless cell phone link."
ConsumerGuide has many compliments for the C-Class, such as "clearly marked buttons" for the climate controls, but not for COMAND; they feel that "audio controls are more complicated" and "the navigation system itself is difficult to use, with many controls buried in a series of menus and submenus." Edmunds mentions a new version of "Mercedes' COMAND system" that "combines physical dash buttons with a mouselike controller" and allows the driver to control many of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class' functions.
Among the various options, Kelley Blue Book notes that "optional on the C300 are auto-dimming power folding side mirrors, heated front seats, SIRIUS Satellite Radio," and "rain-sensing wipers." Cars.com reviewers appreciate the available options that Mercedes-Benz's 2009 version offers, especially the "impressive Harman Kardon six-CD/DVD surround sound system," but are slightly put off by having to pay "extra for folding seats," an optional feature on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class that they say is "standard in the least-expensive of cars."
Edmunds feels the coolest option is the "Multimedia Package," which transforms the 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class "into a mobile sound studio—and movie theater. A built-in hard-drive not only powers the navigation system, it can also store up to 4GB." Even more unusual is the fact that on Mercedes-Benz's 2009 C-Class, "with the car in park, the car can also play DVDs through the pop-up LCD screen and superb Logic 7 surround-sound system," according to Edmunds.
The 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is near the top of its class in features.