Best cars & vans

Mercedes C-Class - best executive cars

The latest Mercedes C-Class ticks all the boxes if you're looking for stylish compact executive car

Mercedes C-Class - Front Tracking

Taking its visual and technological cues from the flagship S-Class, the latest C-Class looks great inside and out. It has one of the best cabins in the business and is comfortable and upmarket. 

There’s a choice of C 200, C 220 and C 300 diesels, as well as a C 180, 200 and 300 petrols, and the rapid C 43 and C 63 AMG models. It’s refined, efficient and luxurious, and while it doesn’t quite match the ride and handling of BMW’s 3 Series, it’s still a very appealing executive saloon.

At 4,686mm long and 1,810mm wide, the new C-Class is 95mm longer and 40mm wider than before. Couple this to an 80mm increase in wheelbase, which now measures 2,840mm, and the C-Class certainly has the potential to offer more cabin space.

And that’s true in part. Up front, there’s lots of room in the comfortable seats, with plenty head and legroom. The driving position is better aligned now, too, and visibility is good. There’s plenty of space in the doors and dash to store the usual onboard clutter, with all models including a media interface for connecting your smartphone to the car.

Best executive cars to buy 2019

  1. BMW 3 Series
  2. BMW 5 Series
  3. Mercedes C-Class
  4. Alfa Romeo Guilia
  5. Volvo S90
  6. Mercedes E-Class
  7. Jaguar XE
  8. Audi A6
  9. Jaguar XF
  10. Tesla Model 3

Recommended

Top 10 best plug-in hybrids to buy 2024
Best plug-in hybrids - header image
Best cars & vans

Top 10 best plug-in hybrids to buy 2024

The plug-in hybrid market has grown exponentially in recent years. Here are our electrified favourites
25 Jan 2024
Best used convertibles 2024
Best used convertibles - header image
Best cars & vans

Best used convertibles 2024

If it’s open-top thrills that you’re after, the best used convertibles offer incredible value for money
12 Jan 2024
Best used hybrid cars 2024
Best used hybrids - header image
Best cars & vans

Best used hybrid cars 2024

Want to embrace electrified driving but need the reassurance of an internal combustion engine? Try one of our favourite used hybrid cars
10 Jan 2024
Top 10 best executive cars 2024
Best executive cars - header image
Best cars & vans

Top 10 best executive cars 2024

Executive cars might cost a little more, but the best ones add a real touch of class to your motoring experience…
4 Jan 2024

Most Popular

Car Deal of the Day: big-selling Nissan Qashqai with hybrid power for only £194 a month
Nissan Qashqai - front static
News

Car Deal of the Day: big-selling Nissan Qashqai with hybrid power for only £194 a month

A UK favourite with Nissan’s unique hybrid system, the Qashqai e-Power is a great family SUV and our Car Deal of the Day for 22 February
22 Feb 2024
New Volkswagen Tiguan 2024 review: improved quality and more practical than ever
Volkswagen Tiguan - front
Road tests

New Volkswagen Tiguan 2024 review: improved quality and more practical than ever

The new Volkswagen Tiguan addresses many of its predecessor's failings, but it’s still far from the best in class to drive
21 Feb 2024
“The £16k Dacia Spring is an electric car game-changer”
Opinion - Dacia Spring
Opinion

“The £16k Dacia Spring is an electric car game-changer”

With many people claiming electric cars are just too expensive, editor-in-chief Steve Fowler thinks the Dacia Spring’s arrival in the UK is exactly wh…
21 Feb 2024