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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
CTS-V 4-Door Sedan 15 24 $54,474 $58,575
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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
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 - TBD -
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
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 Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 7.5
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
263 @ 6400 228 @ 6000
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
20 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
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
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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