Compare 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs 2013 Cadillac CTS-V

2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2013 Cadillac CTS-V
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4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 550 17 25 $66,960 $72,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS 550 16 25 $69,285 $74,500
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS 63 AMG 16 25 $89,187 $95,900
5-Door Wagon
Pricing
Invoice Price
$66,960
$59,106
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$72,000
$63,215
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1200 / month
$1054 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Carrying forward 2012's more muscular looks with inimitable style, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class gets new high-tech options while keeping its surprising performance. If you're looking for Corvette fun wrapped in Cadillac luxury and comfort, with an added dose of practicality, the 2013 CTS-V is your answer.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Small Station Wagon
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.74
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.300 96.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.000 36.06
Front Head Room (in)
36.930 38.80
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 52.99
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.100 56.73
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Head Room (in)
36.140 37.10
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.500 54.72
Front Leg Room (in)
42.100 42.44
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.100 62.10
Wheelbase (in)
113.150 113.40
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.060 72.50
Track Width, Front (in)
62.900 62.00
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.490 192.00
Height, Overall (in)
55.750 58.00
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.310 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
- 25.40
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
- 58.00
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
- NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.200 x 1.400 15.00 x 1.26
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)
12.600 x 1.000 14.70 x 1.10
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.130 18.00
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.600 2.70
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.000 37.90
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35R18 285/35R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q42
Front Tire Size
P255/40R18 255/40R19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q42
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4158 4396
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 19 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 x 9.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 12.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V8 Supercharged Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
443 @ 1800-4750 551 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LSA
Displacement
4.6L/285 6.2L/376
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
402 @ 5000-5750 556 @ 6100
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 14
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.470 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.370 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Manual
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.820 0.63
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.730 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.380 2.66
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.920 1.30
Trans Type
7 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.000 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.420/2.230 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.860 1.78
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
Body Style
Sedan 5 Door Wagon
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.94
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Air Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
NA 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Air Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.1 11.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3
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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