2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4


255 255

  MPG (City/Highway)

24/35 * 23/32 *

  Rear Headroom

37.1 in. 38.2 in.

2020 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Serving Milwaukee, WI

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedan is engineered to impress drivers while turning the heads of passersby. After its introduction in 1994, it transformed across four generations to progressively modernize its appeal. The E-Class joined the Mercedes-Benz family of sedans in 2017 by taking place above the C-Class lineup. The E-Class is a larger vehicle loaded with several more advanced features, and it is also priced considerably higher than the C-Class. You cannot go wrong with the selection of either of these vehicles, and detailed research will help you determine which sedan is a suitable match for your expectations and lifestyle.


From a performance-based perspective, the C-Class and the E-Class for 2020 are equipped with the same powertrain and comparable mechanical features. Under their hoods, you will find an I-4 turbo, 2.0-liter gas engine that delivers 255 horsepower. For both models, this powertrain is available with all-wheel drive in select trims. Notably, the E-Class is available with a second engine option in the core models. This is a V6 bi-turbo, 3.0-liter engine that gives you 362 horsepower. It has all-wheel drive as a standard feature.


Both elegance and luxury exude from the C-Class and the E-Class. These luxury sedans are visually similar from a distance, but a closer look reveals their differences. Throughout the bold definition on the sides of the C-Class and the crisp lines that flow down the hood, the C-Class expresses its character. The stardust-style grille is accompanied by a horizontal bar that holds the brand’s large logo. The multi-element headlights are almost tear-shaped, and a light bar runs across the top of them. The 2020 Mercedes-Benz E-Class has a two-bar design on the grille, and these are mounted over a black backing. The headlights have a comparable shape with two light ribbons running through them. While the hood has a definition, its surface and the side panels are notably smoother than those on the C-Class.


The interior design and features in the C-Class and E-Class for 2020 are impressively different. Both of the sedan models have a curving center stack that flawlessly edges into the center stack. They also both have a 12.3-inch display screen, round air vents, premium-grade materials, a touch control pad, a heated steering wheel, and more. The C-Class shows off a single display screen that rises over the dashboard. In comparison, the E-Class has two 12.3-inch digital screens that connect to transform the look of the cabin’s front end.

Are you available to continue your comparison of the C-Class and E-Class for 2020 in person? At Mercedes-Benz of Milwaukee North, we will support you as you know more about these models and their various included and optional packages. Book a test drive experience with our sales reps today.

* EPA estimated fuel economy. Compare the estimated mpg to the estimated mpg of other vehicles. You may get different mileage depending on how fast you drive, weather conditions and trip length. Your actual highway mileage will probably be less than the highway estimate.