2024 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2023 Volkswagen Arteon Review

Picture of the 2024 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2024 Mercedes-Benz

MSRP*: $46,950 to $48,950
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Picture of the 2023 Volkswagen Arteon

2023 Volkswagen

MSRP*: $43,010 to $50,175
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MPG - City 23 - 26 MPG 22 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 33 - 36 MPG 31 - 33 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
  • 255-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 300-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 255 hp 300 hp
Exterior Length 187.0 in 191.5 in
Exterior Width 74.4 in 73.7 in
Leg Room Front 41.7 in
Rear 36.0 in
Front 41.2 in
Rear 40.2 in
Head Room Front 40.0 in
Rear 37.5 in
Front 37.7 - 37.9 in
Rear 37.0 - 37.1 in

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Comparison Review

Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Arteon than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Arteon.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Arteon, making it more convenient to drive.

There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). Whether you pick the Mercedes-Benz C-Class or the Volkswagen Arteon, it's going to cost you about the same.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is about the same width as the Volkswagen Arteon. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is slightly shorter than the Volkswagen Arteon, which may make it easier to park.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a smaller turning radius than the Volkswagen Arteon, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Arteon, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

With similar torque, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Volkswagen Arteon do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Volkswagen Arteon.