Compare 2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2014 Cadillac ATS

2015 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2014 Cadillac ATS
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4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Luxury 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
4-Door Sedan RWD C 300 Sport 25 34 $35,712 $38,400
2-Door Coupe RWD C 250 22 31 $36,642 $39,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Luxury 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 300 Sport 24 31 $37,572 $40,400
2-Door Coupe RWD C 350 20 28 $40,967 $44,050
2-Door Coupe 4MATIC C 350 19 27 $42,827 $46,050
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC C 400 21 29 $45,189 $48,590
2-Door Coupe RWD C 63 AMG 13 19 $58,590 $63,000
4-Door Sedan RWD AMG C 63 18 25 $59,427 $63,900
4-Door Sedan RWD AMG C 63 S 18 25 $66,867 $71,900
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4-Door Sedan 2.5L RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.5L RWD 22 33 $31,246 $33,065
4-Door Sedan 2.0L RWD 21 31 $33,164 $35,095
4-Door Sedan 2.0L AWD 20 30 $35,054 $37,095
4-Door Sedan 2.5L RWD Luxury 22 33 $34,869 $37,095
4-Door Sedan 2.0L RWD Luxury 21 31 $36,749 $39,095
4-Door Sedan 2.0L AWD Luxury 20 30 $38,629 $41,095
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Luxury 19 28 $38,629 $41,095
4-Door Sedan 2.0L RWD Performance 21 31 $39,358 $42,095
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Luxury 18 26 $40,509 $43,095
4-Door Sedan 2.0L AWD Performance 20 30 $41,228 $44,095
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 19 28 $41,228 $44,095
4-Door Sedan 2.0L RWD Premium 21 31 $42,163 $45,095
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 26 $43,098 $46,095
4-Door Sedan 2.0L AWD Premium 20 30 $43,192 $46,195
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 19 28 $44,033 $47,095
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 26 $45,062 $48,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,712
$31,246
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,400
$33,065
Monthly Payment Estimate
$640 / month
$551 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Forget this model's recent past; the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class takes a half-step up in size and a full step ahead of its peer set in sophistication -- and it's now one very charming luxury car. The 2014 Cadillac ATS puts the Germans on notice in handling and performance, while hitting high marks in quality and comfort, too.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.20
Second Leg Room (in)
33.4 33.50
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.50
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 36.80
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 53.90
Front Head Room (in)
37.1 38.60
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.2 90.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.00
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.30
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
184.5 182.80
Height, Overall (in)
56.8 55.90
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.8 60.90
Wheelbase (in)
111.8 109.30
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 71.10
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 59.50
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.6 10.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 12.40 x 0.90
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 11.80 x 1.02
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 36.38
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack-&-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.8
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.16
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40HR17 P255/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
R02 RA3
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR17 P255/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
R02 RA3
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3417 3319
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 x 8.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1300 191 @ 4400
Engine Order Code
NA LCV
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.5L/150
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
241 @ 5550 202 @ 6300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 33
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA MYA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 4.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.07 3.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.55
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cadillac ATS
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Five-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut w/Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7.0 (Est) -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) 7.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 7.1
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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