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Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending March 31, 2017. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model Percent of Average  
2015 - 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reliability by Generation2015 - 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
59.7142857143% Best 142% Worst
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2014 - 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Generation2014 - 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
100% Best 263% Worst
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2012 - 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reliability by Generation2012 - 2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2.57142857143% Best 42% Worst
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2010 - 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Generation2010 - 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
37.4285714286% Best 103% Worst
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2008 - 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reliability by Generation2008 - 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
14.5714285714% Best 63% Worst
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2007 - 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Generation2007 - 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
62% Best 146% Worst
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2003 - 2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Generation2003 - 2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
54% Best 132% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 228-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed manual RWD
Durability was second to none in the 70s and I am convinced that the new c class is a return to form. I followed the repair history of the 2008 and 2009 models and was pleased with both reliability and durability. full 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review
2009 4dr Sedan 228-horsepower 3.0L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
No issues with anything after a year, oil change every 10k miles, no wear and tear visible on interior seats or exterior. full 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review
2009 4dr Sedan 228-horsepower 3.0L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Owned for 7 months and have not yet had an issue with the vehicle. And still drives like the first day I got it, not had to have any car service for oil change or anything until 10k miles as per manufacturer guidelines full 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
The first six months of ownership have have ZERO problems - not even a rattle to be repaired. My previous BMW was in the shop all the time and sometimes I just gave up on getting thing to work properly (like the bluetooth). full 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review
2008 4dr Sedan supercharged 181hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
long service intervals dependable motoring full 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review
2008 4dr Sedan 228-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed manual RWD
MB reliability and research of drive train is all in this C level car full 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Mercedes are known for bullet proof reliability as long as they are maintained properly. full 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review
2008 4dr Sedan supercharged 181hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Before reliability was horrible. Much better now. full 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review
2006 4dr Sedan 201-horsepower 2.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Car runs great. full 2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Broken headrest. Auto wipers that work not that great, and no matter how much I changed or cleaned the wipers or the glass, it never works smoothly. Check engine light came on and had to replace a part. Water in one of the exterior mirrors. full 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 228-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed manual RWD
Durability was second to none in the 70s and I am convinced that the new c class is a return to form. I followed the repair history of the 2008 and 2009 models and was pleased with both reliability and durability. full 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review
2009 4dr Sedan 228-horsepower 3.0L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
No issues with anything after a year, oil change every 10k miles, no wear and tear visible on interior seats or exterior. full 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review
2009 4dr Sedan 228-horsepower 3.0L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Owned for 7 months and have not yet had an issue with the vehicle. And still drives like the first day I got it, not had to have any car service for oil change or anything until 10k miles as per manufacturer guidelines full 2009 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
The first six months of ownership have have ZERO problems - not even a rattle to be repaired. My previous BMW was in the shop all the time and sometimes I just gave up on getting thing to work properly (like the bluetooth). full 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review
2008 4dr Sedan supercharged 181hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
long service intervals dependable motoring full 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review
2008 4dr Sedan 228-horsepower 3.0L V6
6-speed manual RWD
MB reliability and research of drive train is all in this C level car full 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Mercedes are known for bullet proof reliability as long as they are maintained properly. full 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review
2008 4dr Sedan supercharged 181hp 1.8L I4
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Before reliability was horrible. Much better now. full 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review
2006 4dr Sedan 201-horsepower 2.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Car runs great. full 2006 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2008 4dr Sedan 268-horsepower 3.5L V6
7-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Broken headrest. Auto wipers that work not that great, and no matter how much I changed or cleaned the wipers or the glass, it never works smoothly. Check engine light came on and had to replace a part. Water in one of the exterior mirrors. full 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class review