Compare 2008 Cadillac STS vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2008 Cadillac STS
2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA 17 26 $40,929 $43,775
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SB 17 26 $40,929 $43,775
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 17 26 $40,929 $43,775
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SB 17 26 $40,929 $43,775
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC 17 26 $40,929 $43,775
4-Door Sedan V8 AWD w/1SG 14 21 $49,812 $53,275
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SE 15 24 $49,812 $53,275
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SF 15 24 $49,812 $53,275
4-Door Sedan V8 RWD w/1SG 15 24 $49,812 $53,275
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4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 3.5L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD Luxury 3.5L 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 3.5L 17 24 $47,616 $51,200
4-Door Sedan BlueTec RWD 42 State 3.0L 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan BlueTec RWD California 3.0L 23 32 $48,546 $52,200
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Luxury 3.5L 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 3.5L 16 22 $49,011 $52,700
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC 3.5L 16 21 $52,034 $55,950
4-Door Sedan RWD Sport 5.5L 15 22 $55,521 $59,700
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC Sport 5.5L 13 19 $56,916 $61,200
4-Door Sedan RWD 6.3L AMG 12 19 $79,329 $85,300
4-Door Wagon RWD 6.3L AMG 12 18 $80,026 $86,050
Pricing
Invoice Price
$40,929
$47,616
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$43,775
$51,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$730 / month
$853 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The STS is middle-of-the-pack in many respects, but it stands out as Cadillac’s technology flagship. If you appreciate luxury and complex engineering solutions, then you'll love the 2008 Mercedes-Benz E-Class.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 35.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 97.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
196.7 191.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
116.4 112.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 71.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 15.9
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.0 11.8 x - TBD -
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)
11.9 x 1.3 13.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 21.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Vehicle-Speed-Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.2 - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50SR17 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
QKP NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50SR17 P265/35R18
Rear Tire Order Code
QKP NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4125 3740
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
272 @ 5200 258 @ 2400 - 5000
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6300 268 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 - TBD -
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 - TBD -
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 - TBD -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 - TBD -
Trans Order Code
MX7 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac STS Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-Arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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