Mercedes C-Class - best executive cars

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

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

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