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
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 84.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.5
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
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
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
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.21 4.06
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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