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 CLS550 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS550 17 25 $66,960 $72,000
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS550 16 25 $69,285 $74,500
4-Door Sedan RWD CLS63 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
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
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.74
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.300 96.5
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.310 -
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 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- - TBD -
Brakes
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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.130 18.00
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.600 2.70
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q42
Front Tire Size
P255/40R18 255/40R19
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q42
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35R18 285/35R19
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4158 4396
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.5 19 x 9.5
Front 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
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
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V8 Supercharged Gas V8
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
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
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
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
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
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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