Compare 2018 Cadillac CTS vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

2018 Cadillac CTS
2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
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4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo AWD 21 29 $46,070 $48,495
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury AWD 21 29 $51,485 $54,195
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury RWD 22 30 $49,585 $52,195
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD 22 30 $44,170 $46,495
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury AWD 19 27 $53,385 $56,195
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury RWD 20 30 $51,485 $54,195
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium Luxury AWD 19 27 $58,610 $61,695
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium Luxury RWD 20 30 $56,710 $59,695
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Twin Turbo V-Sport Premium Luxury RWD 16 24 $67,730 $71,295
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Twin Turbo V-Sport RWD 16 24 $58,135 $61,195
CTS-V Sedan 4-Door Sedan 14 21 $82,170 $86,495
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AMG CLS 63 S 4MATIC Coupe
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CLS AMG CLS 63 S 4MATIC Coupe 16 22 $101,277 $108,900
CLS CLS 550 4MATIC Coupe 17 25 $72,215 $77,650
CLS CLS 550 Coupe 18 26 $69,890 $75,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,070
$101,277
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$48,495
$108,900
Monthly Payment Estimate
$808 / month
$1815 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Cadillac CTS-V scorches the earth, and leaves the E63 and RS7 with some burn marks. The 2018 Mercedes CLS hangs on to its lissome curves; it’s V-8 only this year.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 22 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
45.7 42.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 63.3
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 113.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 64
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
195.5 195.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 15.3
Brakes
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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 14.2
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 21.1
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 37.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 P285/30ZR19
Rear Tire Order Code
RHN NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 P255/35ZR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RHN NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3814 4420
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 19 X 10
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 19 X 9
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8
Fuel System
SIDI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3000-4500 531 @ 1750
Engine Order Code
LTG NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 5.5 L/333
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 5600 550 @ 5500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 16
Transmission
Trans Order Code
M5N NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.65
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.62 4.34
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.73
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.07 1.92
Trans Type
8 7
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 2.89
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Sedan Mercedes-Benz CLS
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4MATIC
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 9.8
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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