Compare 2022 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class


2.0L Turbo I-4 with Integrated Starter-Generator 2.0L Turbo I-4


255 hp 255 hp

  Engine Torque

295 lb-ft 273 lb-ft

  MPG (City/Highway)

25/35 * 23/35 *

  0-60 mph 1

5.9 seconds 5.7 seconds

  Infotainment Display

11.9-in. Center Touchscreen Display 10.25-in. Center Display

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Serving Louisville, KY

Finding your perfect luxury sedan amid all of the options is a significant challenge, but your search will undoubtedly end when you discover the beautiful Mercedes-Benz C-Class. At Mercedes-Benz of Louisville, our customers often inquire about the updates made to our latest models. For 2022, the C-Class debuts its fifth generation with exciting improvements from bumper to bumper.


Under the hood, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the 2022 version are identical in many regards. However, the 2022 C-Class introduces mild-hybrid technology for improved fuel economy. This technology is found in the C-Class’s base engine, a turbo 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine that offers 255 horsepower. It is linked to a nine-speed auto transmission and comes with rear-wheel drive. In 2021, the C-Class had a turbo four-cylinder gas engine that produced slightly less horsepower.


For 2022, the beautiful C-Class sedan shows off refreshed styling from end to end. It now has a horizontal bar running through the grille and reshaped headlights scored by a brilliant bar of light. The sides are both sleek and deeply contoured. The contouring approaches convergence as it reaches toward the rear. The C-Class continues to have an aerodynamic profile with sharp curves through the roof and hood.


The most significant difference that you will find in the C-Class’s features for 2021 and 2022 is this year’s larger touch display screen in the center stack. This is an 11.9-inch screen that has a driver-centric mount. The MBUX system in the 2022 C-Class has more operating power than its predecessor. Both vehicles come with wireless smart device integration, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision mitigation, auto climate control, heated seats, leather material, and more.

At Mercedes-Benz of Louisville, we take pride in maintaining a great selection of sedans for our customers to compare in person. We encourage you to visit our showroom at your convenience to compare the 2021 and 2022 C-Class sedans in full detail through a test drive.

Photos are for illustration purposes only. European model shown for 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
* 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.
1. Preliminary numbers for 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Stated rates of acceleration are based upon manufacturer's track results and may vary depending on model, environmental and road surface conditions, driving style, elevation and vehicle load.