Compare 2001 Cadillac Catera vs 2001 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2001 Cadillac Catera
2001 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $28,957 $31,305
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L 18 27 $27,854 $29,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 25 $34,364 $36,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,957
$27,854
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,305
$29,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$522 / month
$499 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
24 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
37.5 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 88.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.2 56.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.9 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 41.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
107.4 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
NA - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.3 68.0
Track Width, Front (in)
59.3 58.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.2 178.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 55.2
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)
11.65 x 1.1 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel, 4-Channel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.26 x 0.47 - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 16.2
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 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
33.5 35.3
Steering Type
Speed-Sensitive Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
P225/55HR16 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3770 3310
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.6 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
300 100
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 90
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
192 @ 3600 177 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
L81 NA
Displacement
3.0L/181 2.6L/158
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 6000 168 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
24 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.72
Trans Type
4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.00 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.62 2.61
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.90 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 4.46
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Catera Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.59 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.02 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs

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