2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Interior and Cargo

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Interior & Cargo Rating

2021 C-Class Sedan Interior

The C-Class interior is a beautiful mix of old-school luxury, and modern minimalism. It's sophisticated, yet trendy. Unlike the luxury cars of old, the Merc doesn't have a button for every function. It just has the necessary climate control buttons on the center stack, with a stunning clock in the middle. As you'd expect, everything is screwed in properly. This car may sit near the bottom of Mercedes' line-up, but it has the same aura and build-quality that made the German brand a byword for quality way back when. The only feature that seems out of place is the 10.25-inch high-resolution display, which sits above the vents. Given that everything else is laid out so beautifully and logically, the iPad-like screen feels like an afterthought.

2021 C-Class Sedan Interior Photos

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Central Console Mercedes-Benz
2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Dashboard Mercedes-Benz
2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Front Seats Mercedes-Benz

Seating and Interior Space

The C-Class has seating for five, but realistically you're looking at two adults, and three kids in the back. When it comes to fully-grown adults, the best the Mercedes can do is four. It's worth noting that this is the case for most of its rivals as well.

The four adults it can carry will be carried around in comfort. The front legroom is rated at 41.7 inches, while the rear legroom is 35.2 inches. The front and rear headroom is exactly the same, rated at 37.1 inches. You can tell Mercedes has been at this for a while, though. The seats are well-cushioned, offering support in all the right places. Longer journeys will undoubtedly be a pleasure in the front or rear of this vehicle. The MB-Tex synthetic-leather does a great job of imitating the real deal and adds an additional layer of opulence. Visibility is excellent all-round, and blind-spot monitoring is included as standard.

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Interior Dimensions:

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan TrimsC300 SedanC300 4MATIC Sedan
Headroom Front Seat37.1 in.37.1 in.
Headroom Back Seat37.1 in.37.1 in.
Legroom Front Seat41.7 in.41.7 in.
Legroom Back Seat35.2 in.35.2 in.
Shoulder Room Front55.3 in.55.3 in.
Shoulder Room Rear55 in.55 in.

Interior Colors and Materials

The C-Class is available with three standard MB-Tex synthetic leather trims for the seats. The options are Black, Silk Beige, and Magma Grey. The AMG-Line seat trims are a no-cost option, but only if you add the entire $2,000 AMG Line package. The AMG Line trims are also made of synthetic leather and include Black, Saddle Brown, Silk Beige, and Black with blue stitching.

Upgrading to genuine leather is a $1,620 option, and allows you to choose between black, Silk Beige, and Magma Grey. Certain leather options are also only available once you add the optional $2,000 AMG Line over and above the cost of the seats. These colors include black, Silk Beige, Saddle Brown, and Cranberry Red. The ultimate in interior adornment is called the designo Nappa leather package. It costs a hefty $3,800, but includes designo Platinum White Pearl and Black Nappa leather, topstitched MB-Tex upper dash and door trim, and a sport steering wheel.

The trim on the center console and doors depends on the upholstery you go for. The available options include natural grain black as wood and aluminum, dark brown linden wood, natural grain brown ash wood, natural grain grey oak wood, and natural grain walnut wood.

2021 C-Class Sedan Trunk and Cargo Space

The C-Class' trunk space is low in comparison with the rest of the segment, but it does at least have enough space to carry a month's worth of groceries. It offers 12.6 cubic feet of space, compared to the BMW 3 Series' 13 cubic feet. The rear seats fold down in a 40/20/40 split, offering a larger space for those occasions you need to transport something large.

Interior storage spaces are plentiful and large. Wide door pockets with bottle slots are fitted to all four doors, while the front storage consists of two cupholders and a space for a smartphone. The armrest storage bin is also big. The center rear seat folds down, giving rear-seat passengers access to two additional cupholders.

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Trunk and Cargo Space Photos

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Rear Passenger Seats Mercedes-Benz
2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Trunk Space Mercedes-Benz
2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Cargo Room Mercedes-Benz

2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Cargo Dimensions:

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan TrimsC300 SedanC300 4MATIC Sedan
Trunk Volume12.6 cu. ft.12.6 cu. ft.

2021 C-Class Sedan Infotainment and Features


There was a time when you had to pay an extra cost for the air inside a German car, but that time has come and gone. The C-Class is generously equipped with the options list being there so a customer can add even more luxury to an already opulent vehicle. As standard, the C-Class has keyless entry and start, hands-free access to the electrically-operated trunk, blind-spot assist, power moonroof, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, power-adjustable front seats, driver-seat memory function, dual-zone climate control, and a Homelink garage door opener. On the safety side, the C-Class boasts an attention assist, crosswind assist, blind spot assist, and a rearview camera. The optional safety kit includes a few of Mercedes' semi-autonomous tech like adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, and a surround-view system.

On the topic of optional extras, it's worth mentioning a few of the niceties you can add to a C-Class, like a head-up display, tri-zone climate control, heated and ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.


In 2020 Mercedes updated the C-Class's infotainment system to a 10.25-inch high-resolution display. This system still uses the COMAND infotainment interface, which still isn't the most intuitive system in the world, as you either have to operate it via the central rotary dial, or the steering wheel-mounted touch control. Neither option is particularly great, but the steering wheel touch controls are especially tough to get right. The older C-Class is easily outdone by newer Mercedes models equipped with the new MBUX system. The new infotainment system does have Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Bluetooth streaming for audio and telephone calls.

For 2021, Mercedes is adding a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, which should make it easier to use all of the infotainment features without having to take one's eyes off the road for too long.

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