Compare 2021 Cadillac CT5 vs 2021 Lexus ES

2021 Cadillac CT5
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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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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
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.70 5.25
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.81
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
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.99 3.03
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.67
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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2021 Cadillac CT5
  • 2021 CT5 supplies adequate; 2022s can be ordered
  • Lease: From $419 for 39 months
  • Rebates: $500 off for all buyers
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR
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2021 Lexus ES
  • 2022 Lexus ES arriving; 2021s available
  • Lease: From $419 for 36 months
  • Rebate: $500 APR cash
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 60 months
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