2023 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Safety and Reliability

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan Reliability Rating

2023 C-Class Sedan Safety

As with many high-priced luxury models, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has no official safety review from the NHTSA. IIHS does occasionally crash-test these cars, but it has not yet done so for the latest generation. The previous-gen model scored top marks and a Top Safety Pick+ for 2021, which the all-new models will hopefully build upon.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

2023 C-Class Sedan Key Safety Features

A lot of safety features come standard on the C-Class, including a rearview camera, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection and emergency braking, a driver attention system, active brake assist, and blind-spot assist. This suite can be expanded with rear-cross traffic alert, Parktronic with active park assist, a surround-view camera, lane-keep assist, evasive steering assist, and a head-up display.

Seven airbags are standard, along with ABS, and stability and traction control. Additional rear side-impact airbags can be added optionally at a cost of $700.

Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan TrimsC 300 SedanC300 4MATIC Sedan
Back-Up CameraOO
Cross-Traffic AlertOO
Rear Parking AidN/AN/A
Blind Spot MonitorOO
Lane Departure WarningOO
Lane Keeping AssistOO
Night VisionN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSS
Brake AssistOO
Stability ControlSS
Traction ControlSS

2023 C-Class Sedan Reliability

While there is no official reliability rating for the 2023 model year, the 20222 Mercedes-Benz C-Class scores 81 out of 100 from J.D. Power for quality and reliability - with no changes for the new year, and no recalls for either year at the time of writing, this is likely to carry over.

Mercedes provides a four-year/50,000 basic warranty in case something goes wrong, which also covers the powertrain.


  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Hybrid/Electric Components:
    8 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles


Is the Mercedes-Benz C-Class a safe car?

Despite lacking an official safety rating, the C-Class is a very safe car. It is well-constructed and comes outfitted with all the latest driver-assistance tech, like forward collision avoidance, blind-spot assist, and active brake assist.

How many airbags does the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have?

A total of seven airbags are standard on the C-Class, including dual front, front side, driver knee, and side curtain bags. Rear side-impact airbags can be added as an optional extra, too.

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