Compare 2004 Cadillac CTS vs 2004 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2004 Cadillac CTS
2004 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 26 $28,351 $30,650
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2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L 22 30 $24,041 $25,850
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 19 26 $26,273 $28,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Automatic 1.8L 23 30 $27,203 $29,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Manual 1.8L 22 30 $27,203 $29,250
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 20 25 $30,365 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $31,481 $33,850
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 20 25 $31,760 $34,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 19 26 $34,736 $37,350
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 26 $35,294 $37,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.2L 19 27 $36,410 $39,150
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 26 $36,689 $39,450
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.2L 19 27 $37,805 $40,650
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 16 21 $47,802 $51,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,351
$24,041
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,650
$25,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$511 / month
$431 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 36.3
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 51.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.0
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 52.9
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 84.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 45.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 6.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.1 171.0
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 54.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 57.6
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 68.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 58.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 9.9
Brakes
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)
11.7 x 1.0 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.3 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 16.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.37 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P225/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QWJ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P225/45ZR17
Rear Tire Order Code
QWJ NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3509 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 3400 192 @ 3500-4000
Engine Order Code
LA3 NA
Displacement
3.2L/194 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 6000 189 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 22
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.61
Trans Order Code
M35 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.21 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.57 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.34 1.72
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Getrag NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent 5-arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent 3-link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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