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2014 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2014 Audi A4 2014 Cadillac ATS
C250 Sport Sedan
  • C250 Sport Sedan
  • C250 Luxury Sedan
  • C250 Coupe
  • C300 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • C300 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • C350 Sport Sedan
  • C350 Coupe
  • C350 4MATIC Coupe
  • C63 AMG Sedan
  • C63 AMG Coupe
4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn Man quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn Man quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Man quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn Auto quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn Auto quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Auto quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn Man Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Man Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn S Tronic Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn S Tronic Prestige
2.5L I4 RWD
  • 2.5L I4 RWD
  • 2.0L I4 RWD
  • 2.0L I4 AWD
  • 2.5L I4 RWD Luxury
  • 2.0L I4 RWD Luxury
  • 2.0L I4 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 2.0L I4 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 2.0L I4 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 2.0L I4 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 2.0L I4 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium

Prices

MSRP $35,800 $33,800 $33,065
Invoice $33,294 $31,434 $31,246
Avg. Paid $33,549 $32,816 $32,617

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.5 8.6
Critics' Rating 8.6 8.8 9.0
Performance 8.1 8.3 8.2
Interior 7.6 8.2 7.2
Safety 8.8 9.2 10.0
Reliability 4.0 3.5 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Composed ride
  • Luxurious, high-quality interior
  • Top-notch interior materials
  • Balanced handling
  • Good fuel economy
  • Nimble, refined handling
  • Powerful engine options
Cons
  • Sluggish acceleration in C250
  • Complicated MMI infotainment system
  • Limited cargo capacity
  • Limited trunk space
  • Finicky CUE infotainment system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 1.8 L/110 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Gas I4 2.5L/150
MPG 22 City / 31 Hwy 24 City / 32 Hwy 22 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.7 110.6 109.30
Length, Overall (in) 180.8 185.1 182.80
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.7 71.9 71.10
Height, Overall (in) 56.3 56.2 55.90

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Dual Moonroof Optional
Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3428 3516 3319

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard 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 Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver 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 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 88.2 91 90.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.1 38 38.60
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 41.3 42.50
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.5 55.20
Front Hip Room (in) 53.00
Second Head Room (in) 36.9 37.5 36.80
Second Leg Room (in) 33.4 35.2 33.50
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55 54.3 53.90
Second Hip Room (in) 52.30
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.4 12.4 10.4

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag 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
Rear Body Air Bag Optional Optional

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
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Displacement 1.8 L/110 2.0 L/121 2.5L/150
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 201 @ 5500 220 @ 4450 202 @ 6300
Torque (Net @ RPM) 229 @ 2000 258 @ 1500 191 @ 4400
Transmission Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 35.3 37.7 36.38

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 24 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 32 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.4 16.1 16.0

Suspension

Active Suspension System Optional
Suspension Type - Front Strut Multi-Link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Five-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard