Compare 2018 Cadillac CTS vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2018 Cadillac CTS
2018 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 22 30 $44,170 $46,495
4-Door Sedan AWD 21 29 $46,070 $48,495
4-Door Sedan Luxury RWD 22 30 $49,585 $52,195
4-Door Sedan Luxury AWD 21 29 $51,485 $54,195
4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury RWD 20 30 $56,710 $59,695
4-Door Sedan V-Sport RWD 16 24 $58,135 $61,195
4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury AWD 19 27 $58,610 $61,695
4-Door Sedan V-Sport Premium Luxury RWD 16 24 $67,730 $71,295
4-Door Sedan 14 21 $82,170 $86,495
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RWD Sedan E 300
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD Sedan E 300 22 30 $49,244 $52,950
4MATIC Sedan E 300 21 29 $51,569 $55,450
4MATIC Sedan E 400 20 27 $54,777 $58,900
RWD Coupe E 400 20 26 $54,777 $58,900
4MATIC Coupe E 400 20 26 $57,102 $61,400
4MATIC Wagon E 400 19 25 $58,637 $63,050
RWD Cabriolet E 400 20 26 $61,659 $66,300
4MATIC Cabriolet E 400 20 25 $63,984 $68,800
4MATIC Sedan AMG E 43 19 25 $66,588 $71,600
4MATIC Sedan AMG E 63 S 19 25 $97,092 $104,400
4MATIC Wagon AMG E 63 S 16 22 $99,464 $106,950
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,170
$49,244
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$46,495
$52,950
Monthly Payment Estimate
$775 / month
$883 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
8.3
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-Benz E-Class goes to excess--the right kinds of excess--to preserve its best-of status.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 37.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
45.7 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.0 -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 73.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 63.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
195.5 193.8
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 115.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 13.1
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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 P245/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RHN NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 P245/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
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)
3652 3792
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 X 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Engine
Fuel System
SIDI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3000-4500 273 @ 1300
Engine Order Code
LTG NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 5600 241 @ 5500
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Transmission
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 5.35
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.07 2.25
Trans Type
8 9
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.80
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 0.72
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.04 3.24
Trans Order Code
M5N 421
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.64
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Sedan Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.1
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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