Compare 2021 Cadillac CT5 vs 2021 Lexus ES

2021 Cadillac CT5
2021 Lexus ES
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4-Door Sedan Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CT5 4-Door Sedan Luxury 23 32 $35,145 $36,995
CT5 4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury 23 32 $38,755 $40,795
CT5 4-Door Sedan Sport 23 32 $39,705 $41,795
CT5 4-Door Sedan V-Series 18 27 $45,405 $47,795
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ES 250 AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ES ES 250 AWD 25 34 $37,468 $40,000
ES ES 250 F SPORT AWD 25 34 $42,805 $45,800
ES ES 250 Luxury AWD 25 34 $42,254 $45,200
ES ES 250 Ultra Luxury AWD 25 34 $45,749 $49,000
ES ES 300h FWD 43 44 $39,256 $41,910
ES ES 300h Luxury FWD 43 44 $44,042 $47,110
ES ES 300h Ultra Luxury FWD 43 44 $47,537 $50,910
ES ES 350 F SPORT FWD 22 31 $42,805 $45,800
ES ES 350 FWD 22 32 $37,468 $40,000
ES ES 350 Luxury FWD 22 32 $42,254 $45,200
ES ES 350 Ultra Luxury FWD 22 32 $45,749 $49,000

Pricing

Invoice Price

$35,145
$37,468

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$36,995
$40,000

Monthly Payment Estimate

$617 / month
$667 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.2
7.3

TCC’s Bottom Line

The 2021 Cadillac CT5 adds Super Cruise to its luxury credentials. The 2021 Lexus ES grabs some of the LS’ spotlight with its sleek shape and its sky-high hybrid economy.

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TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

23 mpg 25 mpg

Highway

32 mpg 34 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Mid-Size Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Hip Room (in)

53.7 55

Passenger Volume (ft³)

- TBD - 99.9

Second Leg Room (in)

37.9 39.2

Front Head Room (in)

39 37.5

Second Hip Room (in)

53.7 54.3

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56.7 55.9

Passenger Capacity

5 5

Second Head Room (in)

36.6 37.8

Second Shoulder Room (in)

55.7 54.3

Front Leg Room (in)

42.4 42.4

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.9 63.4

Wheelbase (in)

116 113

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.1 73.4

Track Width, Front (in)

62.8 62.9

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - -

Length, Overall (in)

193.8 195.9

Height, Overall (in)

57.2 56.9

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

11.9 16.7

Brakes

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.6 x 1.1 12

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)

12.4 x 0.9 11.1

Brake Type

Pwr 4-Wheel Disc

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

17 15.9

Steering

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

- TBD - -

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - -

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

- TBD - -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

39 38

Steering Type

Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

245/45R18 P215/55VR17

Rear Tire Order Code

QBC NA

Front Tire Size

245/45R18 P215/55VR17

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

QBC NA

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA -

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3659 3780

Wheels

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x - TBD - 17 X 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x - TBD - 17 X 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

- TBD - -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - -

Engine

Engine Type

Turbocharged Gas I4 Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

258 @ 1500-4000 184 @ 4000

Engine Order Code

LSY NA

Displacement

2.0L/- TBD - 2.5 L/152

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

237 @ 5000 203 @ 6500

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

26 28

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

32 34

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

23 25

Transmission

Trans Order Code

MHS NA

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

2.85 -

Tenth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.64 -

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.80 1.46

Trans Description Cont.

Automatic Automatic w/OD

Drivetrain

Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.28 1.00

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

1.00 0.81

First Gear Ratio (:1)

4.70 5.25

Clutch Size (in)

N/A -

Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.69 -

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

2.15 1.95

Trans Type

10 8

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

1.52 1.22

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

4.87 4.01

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.85 0.67

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.99 3.03

Summary

Vehicle Name

Cadillac CT5 Lexus ES

Body Style

Sedan Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - -

Suspension Type - Front

MacPherson Strut Strut

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

- TBD - -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA Strut

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

- TBD - -

Suspension Type - Rear

Five-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

6.8 6.4

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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