Compare 2006 Cadillac CTS vs 2006 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2006 Cadillac CTS
2006 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 $27,367 $29,270
4-Door Sedan 3.6L 17 26 $29,891 $31,970
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4-Door Sedan 2.5L Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Sport 21 29 $27,156 $29,200
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury 21 28 $30,644 $32,950
4-Door Sedan 3.0L 4MATIC Luxury 19 26 $32,318 $34,750
4-Door Sedan 3.5L Sport 20 28 $34,922 $37,550
4-Door Sedan 3.5L Luxury 20 29 $35,480 $38,150
4-Door Sedan 3.5L 4MATIC Luxury 19 24 $37,154 $39,950
4-Door Sedan 5.5L AMG 17 22 $50,638 $54,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,367
$27,156
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,270
$29,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$488 / month
$487 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 33.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 - TBD -
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 54.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 53.1
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 51.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.1 178.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 55.6
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 12.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.3 13.0 x 1.18
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 0.39
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 Rack & Pinion Steering
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 3405
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 8 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 6500 201 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
194 @ 3300 181 @ 2700 - 5000
Engine Order Code
LP1 NA
Displacement
2.8L/170 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 29
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.73
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 2.83
Trans Order Code
MV1 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.25
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 5.01
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.78
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Coil-Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Arm Multilink
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Coil-Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 3-Link

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