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
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
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.5 15.3
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 21.1
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.3
Tires
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR16 215/55R16
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.5
Front 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 Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 6000 174 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Diesel I6
Fuel System
EFI Turbocharged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
192 @ 3600 244 @ 1600-3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.0L/181 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 34
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.49
Trans Type
4 5
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Catera Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Double Wishbone

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