Compare 2011 Cadillac STS vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2011 Cadillac STS
2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA 18 27 $44,679 $47,280
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 18 27 $44,679 $47,280
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SB 18 27 $48,024 $50,820
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SB 18 27 $48,024 $50,820
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC 18 27 $53,279 $56,380
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2-Door Coupe RWD E 350
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD E 350 17 26 $45,430 $48,850
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport 17 24 $45,942 $49,400
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Luxury BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
4-Door Sedan RWD E 350 Sport BlueTEC 22 33 $47,337 $50,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 350 Sport 17 24 $48,267 $51,900
2-Door Coupe RWD E 550 15 23 $51,568 $55,450
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Luxury 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
4-Door Wagon 4MATIC E 350 Sport 16 23 $52,266 $56,200
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 350 17 25 $52,870 $56,850
4-Door Sedan RWD E 550 Luxury 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan RWD E 550 Sport 15 23 $53,103 $57,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 550 Luxury 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC E 550 Sport 15 23 $55,428 $59,600
2-Door Cabriolet RWD E 550 15 22 $60,264 $64,800
4-Door Sedan RWD E 63 AMG 13 20 $81,468 $87,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,679
$45,430
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,280
$48,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$814 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan swings to the masculine side of the pendulum and sharpens its driving appeal in the process.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 48.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.0
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 32.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 35.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
116.4 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.0
Length, Overall (in)
196.7 185.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 55.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.0 11.8 x 0.9
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)
11.9 x 1.3 12.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 22.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.2 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.9 35.3
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
QKS NA
Spare Tire Order Code
SGC NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR17 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QKS NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50VR17 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3973 3683
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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 - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.86
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 2.82
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 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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Cadillac STS Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-arm Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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