Compare 1998 Cadillac Seville vs 1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class

1998 Cadillac Seville
1998 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Luxury Sedan SLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Luxury Sedan SLS 17 26 $39,037 $42,495
4-Door Touring Sedan STS 17 26 $43,155 $46,995
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 34 $36,370 $41,800
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 21 29 $39,580 $45,500
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 20 27 $40,450 $46,500
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AWD 20 26 $41,980 $48,250
4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD 20 26 $42,850 $49,250
4-Door Sedan 4.3L 18 25 $44,020 $50,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,037
$36,370
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,495
$41,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$708 / month
$697 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.2 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.4 95
Second Hip Room (in)
57.5 55.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 56.3
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.0 57.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
27.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.0 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.7 60.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
201.0 189.4
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 111.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.7 15.3
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.3 11.8 x 1.1
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)
11.6 x 0.4 11.4 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 21.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.43 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.8 15.24
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 37.1
Steering Type
Speed Sensitive Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/60SR16 215/55R16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P235/60SR16 215/55R16
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R16 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3970 3640
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
880 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
138 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
4.6L/279 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
275 @ 5600 174 @ 5000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Diesel I6
Fuel System
SFI Turbocharged EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 4000 244 @ 1600-3000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 34
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
N/A NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.49
Trans Type
4 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.13 3.10 (1.82 Winter Mode)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 2.41
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.11 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.68 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD, Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 3.93
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac Seville Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Spring w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.10 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Semi-trailing Arm 5-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Spring w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone

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