Compare 2016 Cadillac CTS vs 2016 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2016 Cadillac CTS
2016 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 400 RWD 20 29 $57,893 $62,250
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 550 RWD 17 26 $63,891 $68,700
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 400 4MATIC 20 28 $52,731 $56,700
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 400 RWD 20 29 $50,406 $54,200
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 550 RWD 18 26 $56,079 $60,300
E-Class 4-Door Sedan AMG E 63 S 4MATIC 15 22 $94,581 $101,700
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Luxury 4MATIC 27 38 $51,290 $55,150
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Luxury RWD 28 42 $48,965 $52,650
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Sport 4MATIC 27 38 $51,290 $55,150
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 250 BlueTEC Sport RWD 28 42 $48,965 $52,650
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 20 28 $51,708 $55,600
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury RWD 20 29 $49,383 $53,100
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport 4MATIC 20 28 $51,708 $55,600
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport RWD 20 29 $49,383 $53,100
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 400 4MATIC 20 28 $61,008 $65,600
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 400 RWD 20 29 $58,683 $63,100
E-Class 4-Door Wgn AMG E 63 S 4MATIC 15 21 $96,999 $104,300
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 20 27 $55,707 $59,900
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Sport 4MATIC 20 27 $55,707 $59,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,944
$57,893
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,560
$62,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$793 / month
$1038 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Cadillac CTS sedan is a stunning luxury sedan that drives as well or better than its European rivals. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers elegant comfort and luxury in several flavors, with a thrifty diesel and a high-performance V-8 for those at either end of the spectrum.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.40 30.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.40 38.3
Second Hip Room (in)
53.30 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.90 54.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.0 -
Second Head Room (in)
37.50 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.80 47.8
Front Leg Room (in)
45.70 42
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
53.80 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.20 70.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.40 60.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
195.50 185
Height, Overall (in)
57.20 55
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.70 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
114.60 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 8.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.7
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 - TBD - 11.8
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 17.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 35.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 P255/35HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RHN NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 P235/40HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RHN NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3808 4044
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 X 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 150
Engine
Fuel System
SIDI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3000-4500 354 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
LTG NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 5600 329 @ 5250
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.62 4.38
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.73
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.07 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.93 3.42
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.04 2.86
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 -
Trans Order Code
M5N NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.82
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Sedan Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Cabriolet
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
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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