Compare 2011 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2011 Cadillac CTS

2011 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2011 Cadillac CTS
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4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Sport 18 26 $31,611 $33,990
4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Luxury 18 26 $33,387 $35,900
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Sport 18 25 $34,866 $37,490
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Luxury 18 25 $35,247 $37,900
4-Door Sedan RWD C 350 Sport 17 25 $37,191 $39,990
4-Door Sedan RWD C 63 AMG 12 19 $54,126 $58,200
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD 16 26 $33,401 $35,345
2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,254 $38,365
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Luxury 16 26 $36,288 $38,400
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD 18 27 $36,349 $38,465
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 26 $36,425 $38,545
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $37,748 $39,945
2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,050 $40,265
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,144 $40,365
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Luxury 18 27 $39,236 $41,520
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $39,312 $41,600
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,449 $41,745
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,467 $41,765
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $39,543 $41,845
2-Door Coupe RWD Performance 18 27 $40,450 $42,805
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $41,031 $43,420
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $41,168 $43,565
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $41,244 $43,645
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $41,263 $43,665
2-Door Coupe AWD Performance 18 27 $42,246 $44,705
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $42,964 $45,465
2-Door Coupe RWD Premium 18 27 $44,613 $47,210
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $45,171 $47,800
2-Door Coupe AWD Premium 18 27 $46,408 $49,110
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $46,555 $49,265
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $46,966 $49,700
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $48,350 $51,165
Pricing
Invoice Price
$31,611
$33,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,990
$35,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$567 / month
$589 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedans aren't that spacious for back-seat riders, but they offer top-notch luxury along with a sporty flavor that takes aim at BMW. Attention-getting style, solid driving dynamics, quality materials, and a very competitive price put the entire 2011 Cadillac CTS lineup on level-or-better footing with most of the competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.3 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.9 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.2 98.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 191.3
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
108.7 113.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.7 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 13.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 0.86 12.4 x 1.0
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)
11.6 x 1.26 12.4 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.4 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.5 35.0
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 17.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45R17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QCH
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/40R17 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QCH
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3527 3849
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
228 @ 6000 270 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2700 - 5000 223 @ 5700
Engine Order Code
NA LF1
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.63 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.78 2.33
Trans Order Code
411 MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.25 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.81 0.79
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.10 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.75 1.53
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cadillac CTS Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
3-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 9.8
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
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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