Compare 2005 Cadillac CTS vs 2005 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2005 Cadillac CTS
2005 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan 2.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.8L 17 27 $27,925 $30,190
4-Door Sedan 3.6L 17 27 $30,007 $32,440
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2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Sport Coupe 1.8L 23 31 $24,041 $25,850
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 17 24 $26,273 $28,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Automatic 1.8L 24 32 $27,202 $29,250
4-Door Sedan Sport Manual 1.8L 23 32 $27,202 $29,250
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 20 25 $30,364 $32,650
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 2.6L 19 25 $31,480 $33,850
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 20 25 $31,760 $34,150
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 2.6L 19 24 $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 26 $36,410 $39,150
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 16 22 $50,127 $53,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,925
$24,041
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,190
$25,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$503 / month
$431 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 59.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
190.1 171.2
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 58.1
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 106.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 68.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 9.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.3 11.8 x - TBD -
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 11.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 16.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
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 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QWJ NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR16 225/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QWJ NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR16 245/40ZR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3509 3250
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 6500 189 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
194 @ 3300 192 @ 3500-4000
Engine Order Code
LP1 NA
Displacement
2.8L/170 1.8L/109
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
Aisin NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 2.61
Trans Order Code
MV1 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.84
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.46
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.72
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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

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