Compare 2014 Cadillac CTS vs 2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2014 Cadillac CTS
2014 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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2-Door Coupe AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe AWD 18 26 $39,212 $41,495
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance AWD 18 26 $42,818 $45,795
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance RWD 18 27 $40,948 $43,795
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium AWD 18 26 $46,745 $49,995
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium RWD 18 27 $44,875 $47,995
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $37,322 $39,495
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo AWD 19 28 $44,509 $47,100
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury AWD 19 28 $49,820 $53,000
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury RWD 20 30 $47,940 $51,000
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Performance AWD 19 28 $55,539 $59,400
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Performance RWD 20 30 $53,669 $57,400
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Premium AWD 19 28 $59,653 $63,800
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Premium RWD 20 30 $57,783 $61,800
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD 20 30 $42,619 $45,100
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury AWD 18 26 $52,358 $55,700
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury RWD 18 29 $50,478 $53,700
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance AWD 18 26 $58,063 $62,100
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance RWD 18 29 $56,193 $60,100
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium AWD 18 26 $62,177 $66,500
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium RWD 18 29 $60,307 $64,500
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Twin Turbo Vsport Premium RWD 16 24 $64,580 $69,070
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Twin Turbo Vsport RWD 16 24 $55,230 $59,070
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 26 $41,449 $44,095
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury RWD 18 26 $39,663 $42,195
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance AWD 18 26 $43,098 $46,095
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance RWD 18 26 $41,322 $44,195
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium AWD 18 26 $48,334 $51,695
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium RWD 18 26 $46,558 $49,795
CTS-V Coupe 2-Door Coupe 14 19 $59,466 $63,600
CTS-V Sedan 4-Door Sedan 14 19 $59,466 $63,600
CTS-V Wagon 5-Door Wgn 14 19 $59,466 $63,600
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2-Door Convertible E 350 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 350 RWD 19 28 $55,986 $60,200
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 550 RWD 17 26 $62,589 $67,300
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 350 4MATIC 21 29 $50,871 $54,700
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD 21 30 $48,546 $52,200
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 550 RWD 18 26 $54,870 $59,000
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Luxury 4MATIC 27 42 $50,127 $53,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Luxury RWD 28 45 $47,802 $51,400
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Sport 4MATIC 27 42 $50,127 $53,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Sport RWD 28 45 $47,802 $51,400
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 21 29 $50,592 $54,400
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury RWD 21 30 $48,267 $51,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport 4MATIC 21 29 $50,592 $54,400
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport RWD 21 30 $48,267 $51,900
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 400 Sport Hybrid RWD 24 30 $52,731 $56,700
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 550 Sport 4MATIC 17 26 $57,102 $61,400
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 63 AMG 4MATIC 16 23 $86,276 $92,770
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 63 AMG S-Model 4MATIC 16 23 $92,786 $99,770
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 19 26 $54,498 $58,600
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Sport 4MATIC 19 26 $54,498 $58,600
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 63 AMG 4MATIC 15 21 $95,204 $102,370
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,212
$55,986
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$41,495
$60,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$692 / month
$1003 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan scales up the ATS' handsome profile and spot-on handling, and tops it off with a winning Vsport edition. What, me worry? The Mercedes-Benz E-Class reasserts its alpha status with a tighter forehead, a greener turbodiesel, and a pair of all-wheel-drive AMGs.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.90 47.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.40 42
Passenger Capacity
4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
54.50 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.00 30.1
Front Head Room (in)
36.90 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
47.70 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.00 54.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.0 -
Second Head Room (in)
34.60 36.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.00 55
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.00 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
113.40 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.10 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
62.00 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
188.50 185
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.5 8.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.40 x 0.90 11.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
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 12.7
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.26 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.40 35.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QYO NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/45R18 P255/35HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QYO NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P235/40HR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4012 3883
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 850
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
318 @ 6800 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
275 @ 4900 273 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
LFX NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5 L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.86
Trans Order Code
MX7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe Cabriolet
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Coupe Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.94 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 8.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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