Compare 2013 Cadillac CTS-V vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2013 Cadillac CTS-V
2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Sport 21 31 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Luxury 21 31 $33,266 $35,770
2-Door Coupe RWD C 250 21 31 $35,154 $37,800
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Sport 20 28 $36,224 $38,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Luxury 20 28 $36,605 $39,360
4-Door Sedan RWD C 350 Sport 20 29 $38,502 $41,400
2-Door Coupe RWD C 350 19 28 $40,176 $43,200
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C 350 19 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan RWD C 63 AMG 15 22 $55,614 $59,800
2-Door Coupe RWD C 63 AMG 15 22 $57,967 $62,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,106
$32,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$63,215
$35,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1054 / month
$589 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you're looking for Corvette fun wrapped in Cadillac luxury and comfort, with an added dose of practicality, the 2013 CTS-V is your answer. For those who are image-conscious yet value-conscious, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedans and coupes make a lot of sense.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.10 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.72 55.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.44 41.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.5 88.0
Front Hip Room (in)
53.74 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.06 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.80 37.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
52.99 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.73 54.7
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
192.00 180.8
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
58.00 56.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.10 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
113.40 108.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.50 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
62.00 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.40 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.00 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.70 x 1.10 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15.00 x 1.26 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.00 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.90 35.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.70 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
255/40R19 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q42 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/35R19 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
Q42 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4396 3319
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
6.2L/376 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
556 @ 6100 201 @ 5500
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V8 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
551 @ 3800 229 @ 2200 - 4300
Engine Order Code
LSA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 2.86
Trans Order Code
MN6 427
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.4 7.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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