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 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 - 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
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 59.2
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 11.4 x - 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 11.8 x - 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 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
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 8.5
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
194 @ 3300 192 @ 3500-4000
Engine Order Code
LP1 NA
Displacement
2.8L/170 1.8L/109
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 6500 189 @ 5800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 23
Transmission
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
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Aisin NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 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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