2013 Cadillac CTS-V vs. Its Competition

2013 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

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.

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Quick Specs
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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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Despite its relative age, weight, and complexity, the 2013 BMW M3 is still a very satisfying dual-purpose street and track-capable car.
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The 2013 Infiniti G37 offers some of the sensory thrills of a sports car, in a more practical sedan body style, although it's not as refined as other premium-brand alternatives.
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For those who are image-conscious yet value-conscious, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedans and coupes make a lot of sense.
MSRP From     
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Gas Mileage     
14 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Supercharged Gas V8Supercharged Gas V6Gas V8Gas V6Gas V8Turbocharged Gas I4
EPA Class     
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Style Name     
5-Door Wagon4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus2-Door Coupe4-Door Journey RWDF 4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan C250 Sport RWD
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll wheel driveRear Wheel DriveRear-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
554545
Passenger Doors     
4N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
5 Door WagonSedanCoupe4 Door SedanSedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission     
ManualManualManualAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic