Compare 1998 Cadillac Catera vs 1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class

1998 Cadillac Catera
1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan w/Cloth
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan w/Cloth 18 24 $28,800 $29,995
4-Door Sedan w/Leather 18 24 $31,244 $33,610
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 34 $36,370 $41,800
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 21 29 $39,580 $45,500
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 27 $40,450 $46,500
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 26 $41,980 $48,250
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 26 $42,850 $49,250
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 25 $44,020 $50,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,800
$36,370
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,995
$41,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$697 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 54.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.5 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 95
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
107.5 111.5
Liftover Height (in)
26.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.0 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.0 189.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.5 15.3
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.1 11.8 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4 Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.47 11.4 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
36.3 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 15.24
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 37.1
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR16 215/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR16 215/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T205/65R15 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3770 3640
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.5 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
192 @ 3600 244 @ 1600-3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/181 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 6000 174 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Diesel I6
Fuel System
EFI Turbocharged EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 26
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.49
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Catera Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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