Compare 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs 2014 Cadillac CTS-V

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2014 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 18 27 $67,053 $72,100
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS 550 18 25 $69,378 $74,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS 63 AMG 16 22 $92,535 $99,500
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC CLS 63 AMG S-Model 16 22 $99,045 $106,500
5-Door Wagon
Pricing
Invoice Price
$67,053
$59,466
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$72,100
$63,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1202 / month
$1060 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS retains its fashion-forward look, while adding efficiency and, in AMG form, even more impressive performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 19 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Small Station Wagon
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35 36.06
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 38.80
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Hip Room (in)
57.6 52.99
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.73
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 37.10
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 54.72
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 42.44
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.3 96.5
Front Hip Room (in)
58 53.74
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 72.50
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 62.00
Length, Overall (in)
194.5 192.00
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 58.00
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 62.10
Wheelbase (in)
113.2 113.40
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 -
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)
14.2 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)
12.6 14.70 x 1.10
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 18.00
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37 37.90
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.70
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.1
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA Q42
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/35ZR18 285/35R19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA Q42
Front Tire Size
P255/40ZR18 255/40R19
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4255 4398
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9.5 19 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 19 x 9.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
402 @ 5000 556 @ 6100
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Supercharged Gas V8
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
443 @ 1800 551 @ 3800
Engine Order Code
NA LSA
Displacement
4.7 L/285 6.2L/376
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 16
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.90
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.86 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA MN6
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.38 2.66
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.47 3.73
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.92 1.30
Trans Type
7 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 -
Clutch Size (in)
- - TBD -
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 5 Door Wagon
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- 0.94
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.14
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 (Est) 11.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 12.4

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