Compare 2001 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2001 Cadillac Catera

2001 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2001 Cadillac Catera
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L 18 27 $27,854 $29,950
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 25 $34,364 $36,950
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $28,957 $31,305
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,854
$28,957
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$29,950
$31,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$499 / month
$522 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 37.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.5 98.2
Second Hip Room (in)
56.0 55.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 54.6
Second Head Room (in)
41.7 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.0 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
58.8 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
178.3 192.2
Height, Overall (in)
55.2 56.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 107.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 14.5
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.65 x 1.1
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel, 4-Channel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.26 x 0.47
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.2 16.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 36.3
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.7 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P225/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3310 3770
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 300
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 120
Engine
Displacement
2.6L/158 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 5500 200 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4500 192 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA L81
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.72 1.00
Trans Type
6 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06 2.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.61 1.62
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.90
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 0.72
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46 2.86
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cadillac Catera
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.02
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-arm Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 3-link MacPherson strut

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