Compare 2013 Cadillac XTS vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2013 Cadillac XTS
2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan Armored FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XTS 4-Door Sedan Armored FWD 17 28 $46,848 $49,575
XTS 4-Door Sedan FWD 17 28 $41,650 $44,075
XTS 4-Door Sedan Funeral Coach FWD 15 21 $45,577 $48,230
XTS 4-Door Sedan Limousine FWD 15 21 $45,936 $48,610
XTS 4-Door Sedan Livery Package FWD 17 28 $43,139 $45,650
XTS 4-Door Sedan Luxury AWD 17 26 $47,860 $50,915
XTS 4-Door Sedan Luxury FWD 17 28 $45,768 $48,690
XTS 4-Door Sedan Platinum AWD 17 26 $56,459 $60,385
XTS 4-Door Sedan Platinum FWD 17 28 $54,379 $58,160
XTS 4-Door Sedan Premium AWD 17 26 $52,182 $55,810
XTS 4-Door Sedan Premium FWD 17 28 $50,101 $53,585
XTS 4-Door Sedan Stretch Livery FWD 17 28 $44,684 $47,285
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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 18 28 $53,680 $57,720
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 550 RWD 16 25 $60,264 $64,800
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 350 4MATIC 19 29 $48,639 $52,300
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD 19 28 $46,314 $49,800
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 550 RWD 17 27 $52,629 $56,590
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury BlueTEC RWD 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury RWD 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport 4MATIC 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport BlueTEC RWD 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport RWD 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 550 Sport 4MATIC 16 26 $55,605 $59,790
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 63 AMG RWD 16 24 $82,677 $88,900
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Sport 4MATIC 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 63 AMG RWD 15 23 $85,095 $91,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$46,848
$53,680
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$49,575
$57,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$826 / month
$962 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Cadillac XTS is everything a big comfort-oriented luxury sedan should be--plus a lot more, for the safety- and tech-focused. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class models have sharper driving appeal than in the past, while also returning to the classy interior appointments and vault-like construction that have made them longtime luxury benchmarks.
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Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Air Pollution Score
7.9 -
EPA Classification
Full Size Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 48.9
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 42.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 32.9
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 40.2
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 40.4
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 35.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
59.45 55.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
- TBD - 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.91 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 3.0
Length, Overall (in)
- TBD - 185.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 11.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
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 22.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 35.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P235/55R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RGS NA
Spare Tire Order Code
9L3 NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
RGS NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R18 P235/45R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
N/A 3948
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
304 @ 6800 302 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
264 @ 5200 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
LFX NA
Displacement
3.6L/215 3.5L/213
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 28
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.86
Trans Order Code
M7V NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.92
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac XTS Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
Sedan Convertible
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Air Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Linked H-arm Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
--
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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