Compare 2021 Cadillac CT5 vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2021 Cadillac CT5
2021 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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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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AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Convertible 19 27 $61,570 $65,500
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Coupe 19 27 $55,460 $59,000
C-Class AMG C 43 4MATIC Sedan 18 27 $53,110 $56,500
C-Class AMG C 63 Convertible 17 25 $73,320 $78,000
C-Class AMG C 63 Coupe 17 26 $66,411 $70,650
C-Class AMG C 63 S Convertible 17 25 $80,464 $85,600
C-Class AMG C 63 S Coupe 17 26 $73,555 $78,250
C-Class AMG C 63 S Sedan 17 26 $71,628 $76,200
C-Class AMG C 63 Sedan 17 26 $64,484 $68,600
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Convertible 22 30 $53,298 $56,700
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Coupe 23 32 $46,248 $49,200
C-Class C 300 4MATIC Sedan 23 33 $40,984 $43,600
C-Class C 300 Convertible 23 31 $51,418 $54,700
C-Class C 300 Coupe 24 33 $44,368 $47,200
C-Class C 300 Sedan 23 35 $39,104 $41,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$35,145
$61,570
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,995
$65,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$617 / month
$1092 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Cadillac CT5 adds Super Cruise to its luxury credentials. Svelte, sporty, and somewhat understated, the 2021 Mercedes-Benz C-Class should be at the top of your compact luxury sedan shopping list.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.9 32
Front Head Room (in)
39 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 54.8
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
36.6 35.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 47.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.9 61.3
Wheelbase (in)
116 111.8
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.8 63.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.6
Length, Overall (in)
193.8 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 55.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 8.8
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 14.2
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 12.6
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 17.4
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 38.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
245/45R18 P245/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QBC R02
Front Tire Size
245/45R18 P225/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
QBC R02
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 4231
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
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 - 180
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500-4000 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
LSY NA
Displacement
2.0L/- TBD - 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
237 @ 5000 385 @ 6100
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 19
Transmission
Trans Order Code
MHS 421
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.07
Tenth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.64 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.64
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.70 5.35
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.86
Clutch Size (in)
N/A -
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.15 2.25
Trans Type
10 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.87 4.80
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.99 3.24
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.72
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CT5 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Cabriolet
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 8.0
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 selection improving; 2020s almost gone
  • Lease: From $299 for 39 months
  • Rebates: Up to $3,000 off 2020s; $1,500 off 2021s
  • Finance: From 0.9% APR for 60 months + rebate
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2021 Mercedes-Benz C Class
  • 2021 C-Class is available
  • Lease: From $449/mo.
  • Discounts: Up to $3,000 off (Sedan)
  • Finance: 1.99% APR for 36 mo.
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