Compare 2013 Cadillac ATS vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2013 Cadillac ATS
2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan 2.0L AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L AWD 20 30 $34,870 $36,900
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Luxury AWD 20 30 $38,911 $41,395
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Luxury RWD 21 31 $37,031 $39,395
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Performance AWD 20 30 $41,041 $43,895
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Performance RWD 21 31 $39,171 $41,895
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Premium AWD 20 30 $43,005 $45,995
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Premium RWD 21 31 $41,976 $44,895
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L RWD 21 31 $32,980 $34,900
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Luxury RWD 22 33 $35,334 $37,590
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.5L RWD 22 33 $31,274 $33,095
ATS 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury AWD 18 26 $40,603 $43,195
ATS 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury RWD 19 28 $38,723 $41,195
ATS 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance AWD 18 26 $42,724 $45,695
ATS 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance RWD 19 28 $40,854 $43,695
ATS 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium AWD 18 26 $44,688 $47,795
ATS 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium RWD 19 28 $43,659 $46,695
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2-Door Coupe C 250 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 250 RWD 21 31 $35,154 $37,800
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 4MATIC 19 28 $42,036 $45,200
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 RWD 19 28 $40,176 $43,200
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 63 AMG RWD 15 22 $57,967 $62,330
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 250 Luxury RWD 21 31 $33,266 $35,770
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 250 Sport RWD 21 31 $32,876 $35,350
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury 4MATIC 20 28 $36,605 $39,360
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport 4MATIC 20 28 $36,224 $38,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 350 Sport RWD 20 29 $38,502 $41,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 63 AMG RWD 15 22 $55,614 $59,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,870
$35,154
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,900
$37,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$615 / month
$630 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With unerring focus on handling, Cadillac finally has the 3-Series' number with the 2013 ATS. For those who are image-conscious yet value-conscious, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedans and coupes make a lot of sense.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.00 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
33.50 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.60 37.0
Second Hip Room (in)
52.30 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.20 54.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90.9 81.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.80 35.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.90 50.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.50 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.90 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
109.30 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.10 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
59.50 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.80 180.7
Height, Overall (in)
55.90 54.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.4 - TBD -
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.40 x 0.90 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.40 x 0.90 - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Electric Rack-&-Pinion Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.16 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.05 35.5
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45R17 P245/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
RA6 NA
Front Tire Size
P255/45R17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RA6 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3543 3419
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 1700-5500 229 @ 2200 - 4300
Engine Order Code
LTG NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
272 @ 5500 201 @ 5500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.86
Trans Order Code
MYA 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 - TBD -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.42/2.23
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac ATS Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Five-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6
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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