Compare 2010 Cadillac CTS vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2010 Cadillac CTS
2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD 16 26 $33,230 $35,165
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Luxury 16 26 $35,782 $37,865
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 26 $36,254 $38,365
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $37,577 $39,765
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $38,806 $41,065
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,278 $41,565
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $39,373 $41,665
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $41,074 $43,465
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $44,287 $46,865
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $46,082 $48,765
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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
$33,230
$29,388
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,165
$31,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$586 / month
$527 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Cadillac CTS takes an edgy, American approach to European performance-and style, with the stunning CTS Sport Wagon. 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
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 89.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 37.1
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 12.4
Brakes
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 1.0 11.8 x 0.86
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 1.3 11.6 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 17.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.0 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/45R17
Rear 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)
3861 3560
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
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
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 7000 228 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
SIDI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
223 @ 5700 221 @ 2700 - 5000
Engine Order Code
LF1 NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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)
3.42 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Sedan Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 -

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