The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a couple of perennial rivals, and some late-arriving contenders for your dollars.
The BMW 3-Series has set the class standard for handling in the past, but it’s now bigger and more mature, and feels like it.
The same’s true for the Audi A4, though its front-drive architecture gives it a slightly leaner feel, and its dazzling digital cockpit throws a card that’s tough to trump.
We love the Cadillac ATS’ handling, but you didn’t, so the sedan’s gone for 2019.
The Infiniti Q50 has an expressive shape but misguided steer-by-wire system and last-gen infotainment.
Jaguar has a compact XE sedan in gas and diesel form; its handling is softly composed and it has endless poise, but it’s small, and its interior has less stereotypically British flair than the Benz, which seems very, very odd.
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|2019 Mercedes-Benz C Class||2019 Audi A4|
#4 in WagonsGet Your Price
|2019 BMW 3-Series||2019 Cadillac ATS|
#16 in Coupes
|2019 INFINITI Q50|
#28 in Mid-Size Cars
|2019 Jaguar XE|
|17 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact||Mid-Size Cars||Compact Cars|
|C 300 Sedan||Premium 40 TFSI||330i Sedan||2-Door Coupe 2.0L RWD||2.0t PURE RWD||25t RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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