2010 Cadillac CTS vs. Its Competition

2010 Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The luxury brands have converged on a model for success, and for all the vehicles mentioned here, there's a choice of engines, transmissions, drivetrains, and body styles.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Lexus IS are the most conservatively styled in the group, with sedate, well-finished interiors-and a wild side in their respective C63 and IS-F forms.

The BMW 3-Series is a perennial here, with everything from diesel power to ripping M3 acceleration in the cards.

The Infiniti G37's not far off the BMW benchmark of ride and handling, and it looks better to many eyes, too.

The Audi A4 has grown into a larger body, and spins off coupe and crossover versions as the A5 and Q5.

Meanwhile, the sedan and wagon bring highly detailed cabins and all-wheel drive to the party, though Audi's fantastic S-tronic dual-clutch gearbox is nowhere to be found.

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Quick Specs
8.4
The 2010 Cadillac CTS takes an edgy, American approach to European performance-and style, with the stunning CTS Sport Wagon.
8.4
The 2009 Audi A4 has grown into a more useful luxury sedan, though it goes overboard with optional, programmable handling.
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   
$35,165$30,700$32,700$31,600
Gas Mileage   
16 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V6Gas I4Gas I6Gas/Ethanol V6
EPA Class   
Mid-SizeCompactCompactCompact
Style Name   
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD4-Door Sedan CVT 2.0T FrontTrak Prestige *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury RWD
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveAll-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5555
Passenger Doors   
N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission   
ManualCVTManualAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
 2010 Cadillac CTS vs. 2009 Audi A42010 Cadillac CTS vs. 2008 BMW 3-Series2010 Cadillac CTS vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class