Compare 2014 Cadillac CTS vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2014 Cadillac CTS
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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2-Door Coupe RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $37,322 $39,495
2-Door Coupe AWD 18 26 $39,212 $41,495
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Luxury 18 26 $39,663 $42,195
2-Door Coupe RWD Performance 18 27 $40,948 $43,795
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $41,449 $44,095
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Performance 18 26 $41,322 $44,195
4-Door Sedan RWD 20 30 $42,619 $45,100
2-Door Coupe AWD Performance 18 26 $42,818 $45,795
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Performance 18 26 $43,098 $46,095
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 28 $44,509 $47,100
2-Door Coupe RWD Premium 18 27 $44,875 $47,995
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Premium 18 26 $46,558 $49,795
2-Door Coupe AWD Premium 18 26 $46,745 $49,995
4-Door Sedan Luxury RWD 20 30 $47,940 $51,000
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Premium 18 26 $48,334 $51,695
4-Door Sedan Luxury AWD 19 28 $49,820 $53,000
4-Door Sedan Performance RWD 20 30 $53,669 $57,400
4-Door Sedan Vsport RWD 16 24 $55,230 $59,070
4-Door Sedan Performance AWD 19 28 $55,539 $59,400
4-Door Sedan Premium RWD 20 30 $57,783 $61,800
4-Door Sedan Premium AWD 19 28 $59,653 $63,800
4-Door Sedan Vsport Premium RWD 16 24 $64,580 $69,070
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4-Door Sedan RWD CLS550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS550 18 27 $67,053 $72,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS550 18 25 $69,378 $74,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS63 AMG 16 22 $92,535 $99,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS63 AMG S-Model 16 22 $99,045 $106,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,322
$67,053
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,495
$72,100
Monthly Payment Estimate
$658 / month
$1202 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan scales up the ATS' handsome profile and spot-on handling, and tops it off with a winning Vsport edition. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS retains its fashion-forward look, while adding efficiency and, in AMG form, even more impressive performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.50 58
Second Leg Room (in)
35.00 35
Front Head Room (in)
36.90 36.9
Second Hip Room (in)
47.70 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.00 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.0 104.3
Second Head Room (in)
34.60 36.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.90 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.40 42.1
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.00 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
113.40 113.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.10 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
62.00 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
188.50 194.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.00 55.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.5 15.3
Brakes
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 14.2
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 12.6
Brake Type
Pwr -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.81 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.40 37
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/45R18 P285/35ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QYO NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P255/40ZR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYO NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3915 4255
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 18 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
275 @ 4900 443 @ 1800
Engine Order Code
LFX NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 4.7 L/285
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
318 @ 6800 402 @ 5000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.86
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 2.47
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Coupe Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
1.00 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.8 8.7 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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