Compare 2009 Cadillac CTS vs 2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2009 Cadillac CTS
2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CTS 4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SA 17 25 $37,374 $39,760
CTS 4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SB 17 26 $38,314 $40,760
CTS 4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA 16 25 $34,366 $36,560
CTS 4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SB 17 26 $36,528 $38,860
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury 4MATIC 17 25 $32,401 $34,840
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury RWD 18 25 $29,388 $31,600
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Sport 4MATIC 17 25 $32,401 $34,840
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Sport RWD 18 26 $29,388 $31,600
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 3.5L Sport RWD 17 25 $34,317 $36,900
C-Class 4-Door Sedan 6.3L AMG RWD 12 19 $50,034 $53,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$37,374
$32,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,760
$34,840
Monthly Payment Estimate
$663 / month
$581 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Cadillac CTS continues to compete with the best from Mercedes and BMW with a distinctly American approach, boasting some of the top tech features in its class. More sport, more luxury, and more features for the money make the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class a more attractive possibility.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
25 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 54.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 89.0
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 33.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 182.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 69.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 12.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 1.02 11.8 x 0.86
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 1.26 11.6 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 17.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
57.1 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/45R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3509 3737
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PFI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
253 @ 3100 221 @ 2700 - 5000
Engine Order Code
LY7 NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6400 228 @ 6000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.86
Trans Order Code
MX7 427
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.27
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 All-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA 5-Arm Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA 3-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -

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