Compare 2013 Cadillac CTS vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2013 Cadillac CTS
2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2-Door Coupe RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,765 $38,905
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Luxury 18 27 $36,944 $39,095
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD 18 26 $37,048 $39,205
2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,560 $40,805
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $38,669 $40,920
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,844 $41,105
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Luxury 18 26 $39,621 $42,150
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $40,956 $43,340
2-Door Coupe RWD Performance 18 27 $41,093 $43,950
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $41,407 $44,050
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Performance 18 26 $41,317 $44,190
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $42,751 $45,240
2-Door Coupe AWD Performance 18 27 $42,869 $45,850
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Performance 18 26 $43,094 $46,090
2-Door Coupe RWD Premium 18 27 $45,020 $48,150
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $45,634 $48,290
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Premium 18 26 $46,516 $49,750
2-Door Coupe AWD Premium 18 27 $46,796 $50,050
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $47,429 $50,190
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Premium 18 26 $48,292 $51,650
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4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Sport 21 31 $32,876 $35,350
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Luxury 21 31 $33,266 $35,770
2-Door Coupe RWD C 250 21 31 $35,154 $37,800
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Sport 20 28 $36,224 $38,950
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Luxury 20 28 $36,605 $39,360
4-Door Sedan RWD C 350 Sport 20 29 $38,502 $41,400
2-Door Coupe RWD C 350 19 28 $40,176 $43,200
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C 350 19 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan RWD C 63 AMG 15 22 $55,614 $59,800
2-Door Coupe RWD C 63 AMG 15 22 $57,967 $62,330
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,765
$32,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,905
$35,350
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$589 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Strikingly handsome, fun to drive, well-built, and competitive on pricing and features, the 2013 Cadillac CTS continues the brand's good reputation. For those who are image-conscious yet value-conscious, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedans and coupes make a lot of sense.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
47.70 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.00 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.0 88.0
Second Head Room (in)
34.60 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.90 55.0
Front Leg Room (in)
42.40 41.7
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.50 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.00 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
36.90 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.00 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.50 180.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.00 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.00 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
113.40 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.10 69.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.5 12.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.40 x 0.90 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.40 x 1.20 - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 17.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.40 35.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.81 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QYO NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYO NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/45R18 P245/40R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3898 3319
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
275 @ 4900 229 @ 2200 - 4300
Engine Order Code
LFX NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
318 @ 6800 201 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.86
Trans Order Code
MX0 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Coupe Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 7.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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