2020 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs. Its Competition

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Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Sport sedan buyers are likely to cross-shop the German trifecta that includes the C-Class, the Audi A4, and the BMW 3-Series.

The C is the prettiest of the bunch, while the 3-Series has the strongest engines and the A4 the most approachable technology.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia doesn’t lead the pack in any measurable way except for personality, and it’s positively dripping with Italian charm (and maybe motor oil).

The Jaguar XE is a subtle stunner worth a spot on your shopping list, though its infotainment can frustrate.

Infiniti’s Q60 is brilliant in some configurations, frustrating in others.

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Quick Specs
The 2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is as gorgeous inside as it is outside, and it has moves to match.
The 2020 Audi A4 offers big tech upgrades inside this year.
The 2020 BMW 3-Series is back on top among compact sport sedans, even as the competition closes in.
The 2020 Jaguar XE delivers legitimate sport-sedan goodness.
The 2020 Alfa Romeo Giulia combines agility and power in a sensuous Italian package.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Compact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name    
C 300 SedanPremium 40 TFSI330i SedanS RWDRWD
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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