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2009 Mercedes-Benz C Class 2009 Audi A4 2009 Infiniti G37
     
C300 Sport Sedan
  • C300 Sport Sedan
  • C300 Luxury Sedan
  • C300 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • C300 4MATIC Sedan
  • C350 Sport Sedan
4dr Sdn Auto 2.0T quattro Prem
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 2.0T quattro Prem
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 2.0T quattro Prem Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 2.0T quattro Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 3.2L quattro Prem Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 3.2L quattro Prestige
  • 2dr Cabriolet CVT 2.0T FrontTrak *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto 2.0T quattro *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto 3.2L quattro *Ltd Avail*
Base
  • Base
  • Journey
  • Sport 6MT
  • x AWD
  • Base
  • Journey
  • Sport 6MT
  • x AWD

Prices

MSRP $32,900 $33,050 $35,900
Invoice $30,597 $30,737 $33,169
Avg. Paid $16,383 $15,552 $18,395

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.5 8.4 8.1
Critics' Rating 9.3 9.2 9.3
Performance 8.7 8.5 9.0
Interior 8.0 9.0 8.5
Operating Cost 7.3 7.4 7.6
Safety 9.0 10.0 9.6
Reliability 4.0 3.0 2.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Refined, sporty ride
  • High-quality interior
  • Good reliability and safety ratings
  • High-quality interior
  • Agile, composed handling
  • Outstanding safety ratings
  • Athletic handling
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • Refined interior
Cons
  • Back seat somewhat cramped
  • Limited trunk space
  • Lower-than-average reliability score
  • Below-average reliability and safety scores
  • Convertible top limits trunk space

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.0L/183 Gas I4 2.0L/- TBD - Gas V6 3.7L/225
MPG 18 City / 26 Hwy 21 City / 27 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.7 110.6 112.2
Length, Overall (in) 182.3 185.2 183.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 71.9 71.8
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 56.2 54.8

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3527 3715 3633

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Optional
Intermittent Wipers Optional Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Optional Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 88.2 - TBD - 85.0
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 40.0 39.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.3 43.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.5 53.7
Front Hip Room (in) 52.3 - TBD - 53.4
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.5 34.5
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 34.3 29.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 54.3 52.7
Second Hip Room (in) 54.9 - TBD - 48.2
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.4 16.9 7.4

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Optional Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional
Cell Phone Optional

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Seat Memory Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Optional Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Optional Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Optional Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4 Gas V6
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.0L/- TBD - 3.7L/225
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 228 @ 6000 211 @ 5300-6000 330 @ 7000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 221 @ 2700 - 5000 258 @ 1500-4200 270 @ 5200
Transmission Manual Tiptronic Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 35.6 37.4 36.1

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Optional
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 (2008) 21 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 (2008) 27 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 16.9 20

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent 4-Link Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Trapezoidal Link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) 3-Link w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-link w/Stabilizer Bar w/Stabilizer bar

Transmission

Automatic Optional Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Optional Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic Optional Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard