2018 Toyota Prius vs. 2018 Mercedes C 350E

Looking to buy a car in Milford, Connecticut and caught in a dilemma which one to choose between the 2018 Mercedes C 350E and the 2018 Toyota Prius. The models come with impeccable features, but on a detailed comparison you would come to know, why Toyota is a recommended brand.

Design & Style

Talking about the exteriors, both the models are quite impressive, but the true story is kept inside. In flow, function, feel and form, Mercedes C-Class’s cabin sets very high standards for workmanship and style. The controls are driver focused and there are richly finished throughout!

The elegant and comfortable interior of the 2018 Toyota Prius is worth all the appreciation and praise. There is plenty of room for passengers, with cozy seating for all. You can get a good view of the road ahead if you are a driver. Cargo space is also quite sufficient, and the interior materials are built of top notch quality.

Technology & Safety

Two important traits of any vehicle are its safety and technology features. The Mercedes C 350E has a modern and sleek 7-inch infotainment system, but with a very confusing set of controls. Redundant controls are nonexistent. The C-Class also offers Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Some of the advanced safety features include forward collision warning with a rearview camera, rain-sensing windshield wipers, driver drowsiness monitoring, crosswind assist and brake assist. The Mercedes Pre-safe system gets the car ready by tightening seat belts and closing windows when it senses a collision.

On the other hand, the 2018 Toyota Prius has an easy to use and fully equipped system, with a standard set of safety features in the base version, including lane keeping assist, adaptive cruise control, and emergency brakes. Every model comes with proximity keyless entry with push-button start and automatic climate control.


An array of power options are available for Mercedes C-Class, although the base engine offers refined performance and decent acceleration. The powertrain comes with a 4-cylinder 2-liter turbocharged engine with a 9-speed automatic transmission, producing an output of 241-HP. On the other hand, the Toyota Prius has a 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine that combines to produce a horsepower of 121. A continuous variable automatic transmission comes standard, with the electric motors producing instant power off the line at lower speeds.

The Bottom Line

The 2018 Mercedes C-Class may be a quality choice, but the 2018 Toyota Prius is offered as a complete package, in terms of technology, design, style and safety features. It is definitely a preferred choice between the two, although Mercedes has its own attributes.

Ready to Schedule a Toyota Prius Test Drive Today?

If you want to experience the total package offered by the 2018 Toyota Prius, come for a test drive with us at Colonial Toyota. We are located in Milford Connecticut and we serve the needs of car buyers from the entire state. You can drop by our showroom today or call us in advance to book your Toyota Prius test drive appointment.

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