Compare 2012 Cadillac XTS vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2012 Cadillac XTS
2012 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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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 $32,364 $34,800
4-Door Sedan RWD C 250 Luxury 21 31 $32,755 $35,220
2-Door Coupe RWD C 250 21 31 $34,615 $37,220
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Sport 18 25 $35,359 $38,020
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Luxury 18 25 $35,740 $38,430
4-Door Sedan RWD C 350 Sport 20 29 $37,735 $40,575
2-Door Coupe RWD C 350 19 28 $39,404 $42,370
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C 350 19 28 $41,264 $44,370
4-Door Sedan RWD C 63 AMG 15 22 $54,805 $58,930
2-Door Coupe RWD C 63 AMG 15 22 $57,130 $61,430
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$32,364
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$34,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$580 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With a new base four-cylinder engine, the 2012 Mercedes-Benz C-Class makes even more sense for value-conscious (yet image-conscious) luxury shoppers.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg 21 mpg
Highway
N/A mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
- 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.0
Front Leg Room (in)
- 41.7
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
- 37.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 88.0
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
- 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 59.6
Wheelbase (in)
- 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
- 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
- 180.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- - TBD -
Brake Type
- Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 35.5
Steering Type
- Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- Compact
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- P225/45R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 3319
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 201 @ 5500
Engine Type
- Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
- Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 229 @ 2200 - 4300
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- 1.8L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- 31
Transmission
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.86
Trans Order Code
- 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
- Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.82
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.92
Trans Type
- 7
Summary
Body Style
- 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
- Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
- Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- 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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