Compare 2017 Cadillac CTS vs 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2017 Cadillac CTS
2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 22 30 $43,695 $45,995
4-Door Sedan AWD 21 29 $45,595 $47,995
4-Door Sedan Luxury RWD 22 30 $49,110 $51,695
4-Door Sedan Luxury AWD 21 29 $51,010 $53,695
4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury RWD 20 30 $56,235 $59,195
4-Door Sedan V-Sport RWD 16 24 $57,660 $60,695
4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury AWD 19 27 $58,135 $61,195
4-Door Sedan V-Sport Premium RWD 16 24 $67,255 $70,795
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Coupe CLS 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe CLS 550 18 26 $69,611 $74,850
4MATIC Coupe CLS 550 17 25 $71,936 $77,350
4MATIC Coupe AMG CLS 63 S 16 22 $101,277 $108,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,695
$69,611
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,995
$74,850
Monthly Payment Estimate
$767 / month
$1248 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Cadillac CTS should be on any shoppers short list for mid-size luxury The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is the first of its kind and in need of a makeover. It's still timeless, but it's also time for what's next.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
45.7 42.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 58
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.0 104.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 35
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 36.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 57.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.1
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 36.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 55.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 64.1
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 113.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 62.9
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
195.5 194.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 15.3
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 12.6
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)
12.6 x - TBD - 14.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 37
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RHN NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 P285/30ZR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RHN NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 P255/35ZR18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3652 4233
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 X 9.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 X 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 5600 402 @ 5000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
SIDI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3000-4500 443 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
LTG NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 4.7 L/285
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 26
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.93
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 0.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.04 3.33
Trans Order Code
M5N NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 2.47
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.86
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.62 5.50
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.07 2.31
Trans Type
6 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Sedan Mercedes-Benz CLS
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 8.4 (Est)
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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