Compare 2008 Cadillac CTS vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2008 Cadillac CTS
2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SA 17 25 $31,486 $33,675
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA 16 25 $31,486 $33,675
4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SB 17 26 $33,636 $35,975
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SB 18 26 $33,636 $35,975
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4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L Luxury 18 25 $29,388 $31,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L Sport 18 26 $29,388 $31,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.0L Luxury 17 25 $32,401 $34,840
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.0L Sport 17 25 $32,401 $34,840
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.5L Sport 17 25 $34,317 $36,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,486
$29,388
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,675
$31,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$561 / month
$527 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The new CTS can keep up with Mercedes and BMW competitors without mimicking them, and boasts some of the top tech features in its class. More sport, more luxury, and more features for the money make the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class a more attractive possibility.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 37.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96 89.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 54.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 36.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.6 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
190.1 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 56.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 12.4
Brakes
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)
12.4 x 1.26 11.6 x 1.26
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)
12.4 x 1.02 11.8 x 0.86
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
56.2 35.6
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCH NA
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 3560
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear 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 Torque @ RPM
253 @ 3100 221 @ 2700 - 5000
Engine Order Code
LY7 NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6400 228 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
PFI - TBD -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Aisin NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 2.86
Trans Order Code
MN6 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA 3-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA 5-Arm Multi-link

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