Compare 2003 Mercedes-Benz C Class vs 2003 Cadillac CTS

2003 Mercedes-Benz C Class
2003 Cadillac CTS
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2-Door Coupe 1.8L 1.8L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 1.8L 1.8L 21 31 $23,204 $24,950
2-Door Sport Coupe 3.2L 17 25 $25,389 $27,300
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Automatic 1.8L 23 32 $26,031 $27,990
4-Door Sedan Sport 1.8L Manual 1.8L 21 31 $26,031 $27,990
4-Door Sedan 2.6L 17 26 $27,807 $29,900
4-Door Wagon 2.6L 17 26 $29,202 $31,400
4-Door Sedan AWD 2.6L 19 25 $30,713 $33,025
4-Door Wagon AWD 2.6L 19 25 $32,108 $34,525
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Sport Sedan 3.2L 17 25 $32,736 $35,200
4-Door Wagon 3.2L 17 25 $34,131 $36,700
4-Door Sedan AWD 3.2L 19 25 $35,642 $38,325
4-Door Sport Sedan AWD 3.2L 19 25 $35,642 $38,325
4-Door Wagon AWD 3.2L 19 25 $37,037 $39,825
4-Door Sedan 3.2L AMG 17 21 $46,872 $50,400
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 26 $27,750 $30,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,204
$27,750
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,950
$30,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$416 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 53.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.0 36.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.5 38.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
85 98
Second Hip Room (in)
51.7 53.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 56.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 36.9
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
51.7 56.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.6 60.0
Wheelbase (in)
106.9 113.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.0 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
58.8 60.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
171.0 190.1
Height, Overall (in)
54.3 56.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
9.9 12.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Brake Type
Power Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.40 17.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr-assisted
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.3 - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QWJ
Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16 P225/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QWJ
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3250 3568
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 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 Torque @ RPM
192 @ 3500-4000 220 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
NA LA3
Displacement
1.8L/110 3.2L/195
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
189 @ 5800 220 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.42
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.60
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.21
Trans Order Code
NA M82
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/OD
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cadillac CTS
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Anti-sway bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 3-link Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Anti-sway bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent 5-arm Multi-link

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