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 2.6L
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
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.2 56.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 107.4
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 14.5
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.2 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Speed-Sensitive
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
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - P225/55HR16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3310 3770
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
100 300
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4500 192 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
NA L81
Displacement
2.6L/158 3.0L/181
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
168 @ 5500 200 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cadillac Catera
Suspension
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
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

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