Compare 1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class vs 1997 Cadillac Seville

1997 Mercedes-Benz E Class
1997 Cadillac Seville
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Diesel 26 33 $34,710 $39,900
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 20 27 $38,980 $44,800
4-Door Sedan 4.2L 18 25 $43,410 $49,900
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4-Door Luxury Sedan SLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Luxury Sedan SLS 17 26 $36,750 $39,995
4-Door Touring Sedan STS 17 26 $41,325 $44,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,710
$36,750
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,900
$39,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$665 / month
$667 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.9 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 58.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 57.5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 43.0
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 55.3
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 102.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.7 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
189.4 204.4
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 54.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 60.9
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 111.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 27.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 74.2
Track Width, Front (in)
60.2 60.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 14.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4 Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.4 x .4 10.9 x 0.4
Brake Type
Power Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x 1.1 11.9 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 20
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.24 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 41.6
Steering Type
Variable Rate Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Speed Sensitive
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 2.65
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 43.4
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
215/55R16 P225/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size T125/70R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
215/55R16 P225/60R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3538 3901
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size 16 x 4.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 12.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90.0 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 770
Engine
Engine Type
Diesel I6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
155 @ 2600 300 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA LD8
Displacement
3.0L/182.7 4.6L/279
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 @ 5000 275 @ 5600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 17
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.16 (1.93 Winter Mode) 2.13
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 1.63
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.68
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.59 2.96
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
Electronic Electronic
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cadillac Seville
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 32
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.76
Suspension Type - Rear
5-Link Short/Long Arm
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Spring
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Spring

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