2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Just when it appears the automotive trade has misplaced its means with ridiculous horsepower or a crossover for each countryman, a easy automobile emerges. For over 50 years, this automotive has been the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Typically derided by enthusiasts as home equipment, the no-frills commuter automobile gets the vast majority of consumers where they wish to go within the method they want to get there, safely and at a worth. The 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class does it even higher.
Exhibit A that the automotive industry has gotten a little bit nuts: the common transaction worth for a new automobile is greater than $37,000, according to Kelley Blue E book. Easy responsible the automakers in this era of no accountability but we’re those paying those giant prices for big vehicles loaded with stuff we don’t use all that much.
For just below $23,000, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class places each greenback to purposeful use.
Despite the fact that it rides on a new platform, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class blends in unremarkably like a ballcap at a baseball recreation. On closer inspection, the Hybrid gets blue accents around the badging, 15-inch wheels with low resistance tires, and it looks more composed than the youthful outgoing mannequin that attempted too exhausting to be completely different. The Fu Manchu front fascia is extra streamlined and fewer angry, and the entire look is smoother front to again. But nonetheless, the one time the four-door compact turns heads is when it makes that whir-whir-whir lunar touchdown gear sound when creeping at low speeds or in reverse in EV mode.
The primary-ever 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class within the US is constructed on Toyota’s 20 years of success with hybrid powertrains. It makes use of the same Hybrid Synergy Drive as the present Prius, with two motors and an environment friendly 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine. Complete output with the mounted ratio transmission is 121 horsepower to the entrance wheels. The system makes use of exhaust heat to warm engine coolant and get the engine heated faster. The cabin heats quicker, too, which may very well be significant for cold-weather customers cautious of the chilly range loss in a plug-in hybrid or electrical vehicle.
In Sport mode it doesn’t drag as much as the Prius. Expecting nothing, it has a shocking little bit of pop. More importantly, it’s rated at 53 mpg metropolis, 52 mpg mixed, similar as hybrid variations of the Honda Insight, Toyota Camry and even the Prius. For conventional hybrids with no plug, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class trails only the Hyundai Ioniq’s 58 mpg.
Around town, with the electronically controlled brake set in the drive mode, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class averaged more than 57 mpg in our week around city. Setting EV mode helps conserve energy underneath low throttle as much as about 20 mph, and then once more at cruising speeds of about 40 mph, as long as there is enough cost within the battery.
The battery is located underneath the rear seat, so that you don’t lose much cargo room. 60/40 rear seats fold flat for a fair load floor. Rear seat room is enough enough to fit two teenagers, and general it felt roomy enough for a family of four.
The one trim within the Hybrid comes standard with Toyota Safety Sense 2.zero, with automatic emergency braking, lane centering, adaptive cruise control that works both at freeway cruising speeds and in commuter site visitors from 24 mph down to a cease. It additionally comes with the eight-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay, and a seven-inch cluster show to remain competitive.
Priced at only $three,000 greater than the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and $1,200 lower than a similarly equipped Honda Insight (EX trim), the 2019 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the perfectly sensible, remarkably affordable around-town car.
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