2018 Mazda6 Signature vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300

2018 Mazda6 Signature exterior front fascia and drivers side vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 exterior front fascia and passenger side

We've heard many questions on whether you should get the top trim of a ‘normal’ vehicle brand, or the lowest trim of a luxury brand. After all, the luxury brand should have better features and specs, right? Actually, the answer might surprise you. Many luxury brands don’t have the technology features that we are all used to seeing as standard in ‘normal’ car brands. Want us to prove it? Take a look at the 2018 Mazda6 Signature, the top trim of the Mazda6. We pit this vehicle against the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300, the lowest trim of the popular C-Class models.

Pricing & Engine Specs

2018 Mazda6 Signature


2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300

$34,750 Starting MSRP $40,250
227 hp Horsepower 241 hp
310 lb.-ft. Torque 273 lb.-ft.
6-speed automatic Transmission 9-speed automatic

You’ll have a lower Starting MSRP for the 2018 Mazda6 Signature. While the Mercedes-Benz C 300 does have the Mazda6 Signature beat in horsepower and transmission, the Mazda6 does have more torque.

Safety and Technology Features

2018 Mazda6 Signature


2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300

Standard Touchscreen Not available
Standard Blind Spot Monitoring Optional
Standard Lane Departure Warning System Optional
Standard Navigational Aid Optional
Standard Radar Cruise Control Optional

No, it’s not a typo. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class models don’t actually have a touchscreen, which comes standard on most of the ‘normal’ makes and models, such as the Mazda6. While all of the other features listed in the table are available on the C 300, you’ll have to pay extra to get them, while they already come standard on the 2018 Mazda6 Signature.

So, you’ll get more features for less money, even when you go with the highest trim of the Mazda6. Of course, it may not have as much prestige as driving a known luxury brand, but you’ll have the knowledge that luxury vehicles aren’t as cracked up as their reputation suggests. Interested in the 2018 Mazda6? Contact us here at Vic Bailey Mazda! You can test drive this sedan right here in Spartanburg, SC.

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