Compare 2011 Cadillac CTS vs 2011 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2011 Cadillac CTS
2011 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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2-Door Coupe AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,050 $40,265
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance AWD 18 27 $42,246 $44,705
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance RWD 18 27 $40,450 $42,805
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium AWD 18 27 $46,408 $49,110
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium RWD 18 27 $44,613 $47,210
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,254 $38,365
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 26 $36,425 $38,545
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 26 $39,312 $41,600
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury RWD 16 26 $36,288 $38,400
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Performance AWD 18 26 $39,543 $41,845
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Performance RWD 18 27 $37,748 $39,945
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD 16 26 $33,401 $35,345
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance AWD 18 27 $41,244 $43,645
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance RWD 18 27 $39,449 $41,745
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium AWD 18 27 $46,966 $49,700
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium RWD 18 27 $45,171 $47,800
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,144 $40,365
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 26 $41,031 $43,420
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury RWD 18 27 $39,236 $41,520
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Performance AWD 18 26 $41,263 $43,665
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Performance RWD 18 27 $39,467 $41,765
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L RWD 18 27 $36,349 $38,465
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance AWD 18 27 $42,964 $45,465
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance RWD 18 27 $41,168 $43,565
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium AWD 18 27 $48,350 $51,165
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium RWD 18 27 $46,555 $49,265
CTS-V Coupe 2-Door Coupe 14 19 $58,306 $62,360
CTS-V Sedan 4-Door Sedan 14 19 $58,306 $62,360
CTS-V Wagon 5-Door Wgn 6.2L 14 19 $58,306 $62,360
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4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury 4MATIC
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury 4MATIC 18 25 $35,247 $37,900
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury RWD 18 26 $33,387 $35,900
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport 4MATIC 18 25 $34,866 $37,490
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport RWD 18 26 $31,611 $33,990
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 350 Sport RWD 17 25 $37,191 $39,990
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 63 AMG RWD 12 19 $54,126 $58,200

Pricing

Invoice Price

$38,050
$35,247

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$40,265
$37,900

Monthly Payment Estimate

$671 / month
$632 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.4
7.8

TCC’s Bottom Line

Attention-getting style, solid driving dynamics, quality materials, and a very competitive price put the entire 2011 Cadillac CTS lineup on level-or-better footing with most of the competition. The 2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedans aren't that spacious for back-seat riders, but they offer top-notch luxury along with a sporty flavor that takes aim at BMW.

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Fuel Economy

City

18 mpg 18 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 25 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Subcompact Compact

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

47.7 54.9

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56.0 54.7

Passenger Volume (ft³)

86.6 88.2

Second Head Room (in)

34.6 36.9

Second Shoulder Room (in)

50.9 55.0

Front Leg Room (in)

42.4 41.7

Passenger Capacity

4 5

Front Hip Room (in)

54.5 52.3

Second Leg Room (in)

35.0 33.4

Front Head Room (in)

36.9 37.1

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

62.0 60.7

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - 4.5

Length, Overall (in)

188.5 182.3

Height, Overall (in)

56.0 56.9

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.0 60.8

Wheelbase (in)

113.4 108.7

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.1 69.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

10.5 12.4

Brakes

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 11.8 x 0.86

Brake Type

Pwr Pwr

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.4 x 1.2 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)

36.6 35.5

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.3 2.5

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

QYO NA

Front Tire Size

P235/50VR18 P225/45R17

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

QYO NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P265/45VR18 P225/45R17

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4112 3737

Wheels

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 x 9.0 17 x 7.5

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)

10.9 - TBD -

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- TBD - - TBD -

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)

- TBD - - TBD -

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

273 @ 5200 221 @ 2700 - 5000

Engine Order Code

LLT NA

Displacement

3.6L/220 3.0L/183

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

304 @ 6400 228 @ 6000

Engine Type

Gas V6 Gas V6

Fuel System

DI SMPI

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 25

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 18

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 20

Transmission

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

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.20 3.42/2.23

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.37 2.86

Trans Order Code

MX7 427

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.23 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

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.73

Summary

Vehicle Name

Cadillac CTS Coupe Mercedes-Benz C-Class

Body Style

2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan

Suspension

Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)

1.3 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-link Independent

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

w/stabilizer bar Multi-link

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent SLA Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.9 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

w/stabilizer bar 3-Link

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

4 5

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

8.9 9.3

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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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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