The original Cadillac CTS broke the European domination of the entry-luxury class, and the second-generation model, its latest example the 2013 CTS, continues the foray.
German and Japanese alternatives remain strong alternatives, however, including the likes of the Audi A4, which has a larger back seat in its latest generation, and a very well-executed interior.
BMW's 3-Series is all-new this year, and it brings a turbo four-cylinder engine and excellent fuel economy along with very good dynamics and a comely interior.
The Lexus IS is more sedately styled than the CTS, but its interior is just as well-finished.
The Infiniti G37 is something of a Japanese equivalent to the CTS, with very good dynamics, even more available power, and a well-finished interior that just slightly misses the mark.
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|2013 Cadillac CTSBrowse Used Listings||2013 Audi A4Browse Used Listings||2013 BMW 3-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2013 INFINITI G37 SedanBrowse Used Listings||2013 Lexus IS 350Browse Used Listings||2013 Mercedes-Benz C ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||15 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Turbocharged Gas I4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Gas V6||Gas V6||Turbocharged Gas I4|
|Subcompact Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Midsize Cars||Sub-Compact||Compact|
|2-Door Coupe RWD||4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige||4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa||4-Door Journey RWD||350 4-Door Sedan RWD||4-Door Sedan C 250 Sport RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Coupe||Sedan||Sedan||4 Door Sedan||Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic||Continuously Variable Ratio||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic|
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|2013 Cadillac CTS vs. 2013 Audi A4||2013 Cadillac CTS vs. 2013 BMW 3-Series||2013 Cadillac CTS vs. 2013 INFINITI G37 Sedan||2013 Cadillac CTS vs. 2013 Lexus IS 350||2013 Cadillac CTS vs. 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class|