Compare 2013 Cadillac CTS vs 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class

2013 Cadillac CTS
2013 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 $38,560 $40,805
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance AWD 18 27 $42,869 $45,850
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance RWD 18 27 $41,093 $43,950
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium AWD 18 27 $46,796 $50,050
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium RWD 18 27 $45,020 $48,150
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,765 $38,905
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 26 $38,669 $40,920
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury RWD 18 27 $36,944 $39,095
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance AWD 18 27 $42,751 $45,240
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance RWD 18 27 $40,956 $43,340
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium AWD 18 27 $47,429 $50,190
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium RWD 18 27 $45,634 $48,290
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,844 $41,105
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 26 $41,407 $44,050
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury RWD 18 26 $39,621 $42,150
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L RWD 18 26 $37,048 $39,205
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance AWD 18 26 $43,094 $46,090
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance RWD 18 26 $41,317 $44,190
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium AWD 18 26 $48,292 $51,650
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium RWD 18 26 $46,516 $49,750
CTS-V Coupe 2-Door Coupe 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
CTS-V Sedan 4-Door Sedan 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
CTS-V Wagon 5-Door Wgn 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
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2-Door Coupe C 250 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 250 RWD 21 31 $35,154 $37,800
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 4MATIC 19 28 $42,036 $45,200
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 350 RWD 19 28 $40,176 $43,200
C-Class 2-Door Coupe C 63 AMG RWD 15 22 $57,967 $62,330
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 250 Luxury RWD 21 31 $33,266 $35,770
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 250 Sport RWD 21 31 $32,876 $35,350
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Luxury 4MATIC 20 28 $36,605 $39,360
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 300 Sport 4MATIC 20 28 $36,224 $38,950
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 350 Sport RWD 20 29 $38,502 $41,400
C-Class 4-Door Sedan C 63 AMG RWD 15 22 $55,614 $59,800

Pricing

Invoice Price

$38,560
$35,154

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$40,805
$37,800

Monthly Payment Estimate

$680 / month
$630 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

8.4
8.2

TCC’s Bottom Line

Strikingly handsome, fun to drive, well-built, and competitive on pricing and features, the 2013 Cadillac CTS continues the brand's good reputation. For those who are image-conscious yet value-conscious, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedans and coupes make a lot of sense.

TCC Likes

TCC Dislikes

Fuel Economy

City

18 mpg 21 mpg

Highway

27 mpg 31 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Subcompact Cars Compact

Interior Dimensions

Second Hip Room (in)

47.70 - TBD -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

56.00 54.0

Passenger Volume (ft³)

99.0 81.0

Second Head Room (in)

34.60 35.5

Second Shoulder Room (in)

50.90 50.3

Front Leg Room (in)

42.40 - TBD -

Passenger Capacity

4 5

Front Hip Room (in)

54.50 - TBD -

Second Leg Room (in)

35.00 - TBD -

Front Head Room (in)

36.90 37.0

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Front (in)

62.00 - TBD -

Min Ground Clearance (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Length, Overall (in)

188.50 180.7

Height, Overall (in)

56.00 54.8

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.00 - TBD -

Wheelbase (in)

113.40 108.7

Liftover Height (in)

- TBD - - TBD -

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

74.10 69.7

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

10.5 - TBD -

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)

12.40 x 0.90 - TBD -

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)

12.40 x 1.20 - TBD -

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

18.0 17.4

Steering

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

19.1 - TBD -

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

36.40 35.5

Steering Type

Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

3.26 2.5

Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)

- TBD - - TBD -

Tires

Rear Tire Order Code

QYO NA

Front Tire Size

P235/50R18 P225/45R17

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact

Front Tire Order Code

QYO NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Rear Tire Size

P265/45R18 P245/40R17

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - NA

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - NA

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- TBD - NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

4096 3419

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 8.5

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

275 @ 4900 229 @ 2200 - 4300

Engine Order Code

LFX NA

Displacement

3.6L/217 1.8L/110

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

318 @ 6800 201 @ 5500

Engine Type

Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4

Fuel System

Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection

Mileage

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

27 31

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

18 21

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

21 25

Transmission

Clutch Size (in)

NA NA

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

1.55 1.92

Trans Type

6 7

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

0.85 1.00

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

3.06 3.42/2.23

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

2.37 2.86

Trans Order Code

MX7 427

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.23 - TBD -

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)

1.30 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Rear

Independent Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

NA NA

Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)

- TBD - - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front

Independent Independent

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)

0.94 - TBD -

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

NA NA

Emissions

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score

5 6

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

8.7 7.5

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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