Compare 2018 Cadillac XTS vs 2018 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2018 Cadillac XTS
2018 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 N/A N/A $47,590 $50,095
XTS 4-Door Sedan FWD 19 28 $44,075 $46,395
XTS 4-Door Sedan Funeral Coach FWD 15 21 $46,312 $48,750
XTS 4-Door Sedan Limousine FWD 15 21 $46,673 $49,130
XTS 4-Door Sedan Livery Package FWD 19 28 $43,980 $46,295
XTS 4-Door Sedan Luxury AWD 17 26 $49,775 $52,395
XTS 4-Door Sedan Luxury FWD 19 28 $47,875 $50,395
XTS 4-Door Sedan Platinum AWD 17 26 $64,500 $67,895
XTS 4-Door Sedan Platinum FWD 19 28 $62,410 $65,695
XTS 4-Door Sedan Platinum V-Sport AWD 16 23 $68,870 $72,495
XTS 4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury AWD 17 26 $56,045 $58,995
XTS 4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury FWD 19 28 $53,955 $56,795
XTS 4-Door Sedan Stretch Livery FWD 19 28 $45,414 $47,805
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AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class AMG E 43 4MATIC Sedan 19 25 $66,588 $71,600
E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC Sedan 19 25 $97,092 $104,400
E-Class AMG E 63 S 4MATIC Wagon 16 22 $99,464 $106,950
E-Class E 300 4MATIC Sedan 21 29 $51,569 $55,450
E-Class E 300 RWD Sedan 22 30 $49,244 $52,950
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Convertible 20 25 $63,984 $68,800
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Coupe 20 26 $57,102 $61,400
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Sedan 20 27 $54,777 $58,900
E-Class E 400 4MATIC Wagon 19 25 $58,637 $63,050
E-Class E 400 RWD Convertible 20 26 $61,659 $66,300
E-Class E 400 RWD Coupe 20 26 $54,777 $58,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$47,590
$66,588
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$50,095
$71,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$835 / month
$1193 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
8.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Cadillac XTS is best experienced from the back seat, but even the driver will find it a pleasant luxury sedan. 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
Coming Soon 19 mpg
Highway
Coming Soon 25 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Special Purpose Vehicle 2WD Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 57.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.2 -
Second Head Room (in)
- TBD - 38.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- TBD - 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - -
Second Leg Room (in)
- TBD - 35.8
Front Head Room (in)
- TBD - 37.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
- TBD - 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
- TBD - 194.6
Height, Overall (in)
- TBD - 57
Track Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
- TBD - 115.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- TBD - 73.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.0 13.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.9 14.2
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)
13.6 x 1.2 14.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19 23.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.3 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.7 41.3
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.64 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
RGS NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55R18 P245/40ZR19
Spare Tire Size
P235/55R18 NA
Front Tire Order Code
RGS NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55R18 P275/35ZR19
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4028 4145
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 19 X 9
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.9 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 850
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
220 180
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
264 @ 5300 384 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
LFX NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.0 L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
304 @ 6800 396 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas V6 Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- TBD - 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- TBD - 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- TBD - 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.84 2.31
Trans Type
6 9
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.21
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.88 4.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.87 3.33
Trans Order Code
M7V 421
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.39 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.41 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.74 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.48 5.50
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac XTS Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Body Style
Sedan 4MATIC Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Linked H-Arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Air Springs 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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 8.4
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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