Compare 2017 Audi A6 vs 2017 Cadillac XTS vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2017 Audi A6
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2017 Cadillac XTS
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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2.0 TFSI Premium FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A6 2.0 TFSI Premium FWD 24 34 $44,268 $47,600
A6 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus FWD 24 34 $44,268 $47,600
A6 2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 22 31 $46,314 $49,800
A6 2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD 22 31 $46,314 $49,800
A6 3.0 TFSI Competition Prestige quattro AWD 21 29 $62,868 $67,600
A6 3.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD 21 29 $54,498 $58,600
A6 3.0 TFSI Prestige quattro AWD 21 29 $54,498 $58,600
S6 4.0 TFSI Premium Plus 18 27 $65,938 $70,900
S6 4.0 TFSI Prestige 18 27 $65,938 $70,900
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4-Door Sedan Armored FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XTS 4-Door Sedan Armored FWD N/A N/A $47,590 $50,095
XTS 4-Door Sedan FWD 18 28 $43,315 $45,595
XTS 4-Door Sedan Funeral Coach FWD 15 21 $46,312 $48,750
XTS 4-Door Sedan Limousine FWD 15 21 $46,673 $49,130
XTS 4-Door Sedan Livery Package FWD 18 28 $43,980 $46,295
XTS 4-Door Sedan Luxury AWD 17 26 $49,015 $51,595
XTS 4-Door Sedan Luxury FWD 18 28 $47,115 $49,595
XTS 4-Door Sedan Platinum AWD 17 26 $63,740 $67,095
XTS 4-Door Sedan Platinum FWD 18 28 $61,650 $64,895
XTS 4-Door Sedan Platinum V-Sport AWD 16 23 $69,060 $72,695
XTS 4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury AWD 17 26 $55,380 $58,295
XTS 4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury FWD 18 28 $53,290 $56,095
XTS 4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury V-Sport AWD 16 23 $60,890 $64,095
XTS 4-Door Sedan Stretch Livery FWD 18 28 $45,414 $47,805
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AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan 18 25 $67,332 $72,400
E-Class E 300 Luxury 4MATIC Sedan 22 29 $50,825 $54,650
E-Class E 300 Luxury RWD Sedan 22 30 $48,500 $52,150
E-Class E 300 Sport 4MATIC Sedan 22 29 $50,825 $54,650
E-Class E 300 Sport RWD Sedan 22 30 $48,500 $52,150
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Coupe 20 28 $53,057 $57,050
E-Class E 400 Luxury 4MATIC Wagon 19 25 $57,939 $62,300
E-Class E 400 RWD Convertible 20 29 $58,218 $62,600
E-Class E 400 RWD Coupe 20 29 $50,732 $54,550
E-Class E 400 Sport 4MATIC Wagon 19 25 $57,939 $62,300
E-Class E 550 RWD Convertible 17 25 $64,263 $69,100
E-Class E 550 RWD Coupe 18 26 $56,405 $60,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,268
$47,590
$67,332
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,600
$50,095
$72,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$793 / month
$835 / month
$1207 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
7.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Audi A6 is a stellar mid-size luxury sedan; it's a bit sedate, but still good enough to compete with some flagship vehicles from other brands. The 2017 Cadillac XTS is quick, comfortable full-size cruiser, one that lives up to its back-seat hype. With the 2017 E-Class, Mercedes-Benz is pushing the boundaries of its autonomous driving technology, and backing it up with S-Class style.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 0 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 0 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Special Purpose Vehicle 2WD Mid-Size Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 - TBD - 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 - TBD - 56.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 - TBD - 37.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.2 104.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.5 - TBD - 57.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 - TBD - 35.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 - TBD - 41.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- - TBD - -
Front Hip Room (in)
- - TBD - -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.8 - TBD - 73.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.1 - TBD - 64.1
Length, Overall (in)
194.2 - TBD - 194.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 - TBD - 57
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.7 - TBD - 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 - TBD - 115.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD - -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.1 18.0 13.1
Brakes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.6 13.6 x 1.2 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.4 x 0.9 14.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.8 19 23.8
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 38.7 41.3
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.3 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.64 -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P235/55R18 P275/35ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RGS NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR18 P235/55R18 P245/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact P235/55R18 NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA RGS NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3858 4006 4145
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 x 8.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 x 8.5 19 X 9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 220 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD - 850
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
273 @ 1600 264 @ 5300 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA LFX NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 3.6L/217 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
252 @ 5000 304 @ 6800 396 @ 6100
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 - TBD - 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 - TBD - 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 - TBD - 25
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA M7V 421
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.39 - 0.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 1.41 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.51 0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.19 4.48 5.50
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.23 3.16 3.07
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.84 2.31
Trans Type
7 6 9
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.75 2.88 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.87 3.33
Clutch Size (in)
- NA -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.72
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan 4MATIC Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Cadillac XTS Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Air Springs Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link MacPherson Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Linked H-arm Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD - -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 - TBD - 8.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD - -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000 -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 9.9 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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