Though it's closer in size to the next class up of German and Japanese cars, the Cadillac CTS-V is priced on par with the more compact alternatives.
The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, for example, offers similar levels of style and handling, but with significantly less horsepower.
Lexus's IS-F is likewise close on paper, but comes up short on power and on comfort in the real world.
Audi's S4 uses a considerably less-powerful supercharged V-6, but offers a very well-executed interior and more subdued, but still sporty, exterior design.
The BMW M3 is even more razor-edged than the CTS-V when it comes to handling, and it's very quick, but it gives up nearly 140 horsepower and some rear-seat space.
The Infiniti G37 IPL is a relative newcomer, and like the Audi S4, it's significantly outclassed in terms of power, though being lighter and smaller, it is also nimbler than the Cadillac.
|2013 Cadillac CTS-V||2013 Audi S4||2013 BMW M3||2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan||2013 Lexus IS F||2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class|
|$63,215Browse Used Listings||$47,600Browse Used Listings||$60,100Browse Used Listings||$32,850Browse Used Listings||$61,750Browse Used Listings||$35,350Browse Used Listings|
|14 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Supercharged Gas V8||Supercharged Gas V6||Gas V8||Gas V6||Gas V8||Turbocharged Gas I4|
|Small Station Wagon||Compact Cars||Subcompact Cars||Midsize Cars||Sub-Compact||Compact|
|5-Door Wagon||4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus||2-Door Coupe||4-Door Journey RWD||F 4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan C250 Sport RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All wheel drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|5 Door Wagon||Sedan||Coupe||4 Door Sedan||Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Manual||Manual||Manual||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic|