2008 Cadillac CTS vs. Its Competition

2008 Cadillac CTS
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Overall, the CTS is slightly larger and heavier than its chief competitors.

Like the 3-Series, IS, and C-Class, the CTS is offered with two different engines, as well as available all-wheel drive, as all of its primary competitors do.

Nearly all of these come in a more traditional luxury shape, and the C-Class closely rivals the CTS for features, while the turbocharged 335i has much faster acceleration and the G35 has even crisper handling.

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Quick Specs
8.6
The new CTS can keep up with Mercedes and BMW competitors without mimicking them, and boasts some of the top tech features in its class.
8.6
The 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan has the best overall driving experience in its class and remains the gold standard among mid-size sport sedans.
8.0
More sport, more luxury, and more features for the money make the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class a more attractive possibility.
MSRP From  
$33,675$32,700$31,600
Gas Mileage  
16 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine  
Gas V6Gas I6Gas/Ethanol V6
EPA Class  
Mid-SizeCompactCompact
Style Name  
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury RWD
Drivetrain  
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity  
555
Passenger Doors  
N/AN/AN/A
Body Style  
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission  
ManualManualAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2008 Cadillac CTS vs. 2008 BMW 3-Series2008 Cadillac CTS vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class