Compare 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class vs 2017 Cadillac CTS

2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class
2017 Cadillac CTS
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Coupe CLS 550
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe CLS 550 18 26 $69,611 $74,850
4MATIC Coupe CLS 550 17 25 $71,936 $77,350
4MATIC Coupe AMG CLS 63 S 16 22 $101,277 $108,900
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 22 30 $43,695 $45,995
4-Door Sedan AWD 21 29 $45,595 $47,995
4-Door Sedan Luxury RWD 22 30 $49,110 $51,695
4-Door Sedan Luxury AWD 21 29 $51,010 $53,695
4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury RWD 20 30 $56,235 $59,195
4-Door Sedan V-Sport RWD 16 24 $57,660 $60,695
4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury AWD 19 27 $58,135 $61,195
4-Door Sedan V-Sport Premium RWD 16 24 $67,255 $70,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$69,611
$43,695
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$74,850
$45,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1248 / month
$767 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class is the first of its kind and in need of a makeover. It's still timeless, but it's also time for what's next. The 2017 Cadillac CTS should be on any shoppers short list for mid-size luxury
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.3 97.0
Second Hip Room (in)
57.6 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.1 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.1 37.5
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 45.7
Front Hip Room (in)
58 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.9 61.4
Length, Overall (in)
194.5 195.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.8 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.1 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
113.2 114.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 72.2
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.3 13.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.2 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.1 19.0
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37 37.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.5
Tires
Front Tire Size
P255/35ZR18 P245/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA RHN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P285/30ZR18 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RHN
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4233 3652
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 9.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8.5 17 x 8.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
Engine Order Code
NA LTG
Displacement
4.7 L/285 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
402 @ 5000 268 @ 5600
Engine Type
Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-8 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
443 @ 1600 295 @ 3000-4500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 22
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.47 2.85
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.31 2.07
Trans Type
9 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.21 1.26
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.66
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.93 3.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.33 3.04
Trans Order Code
NA M5N
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 0.85
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.50 4.62
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Mercedes-Benz CLS Cadillac CTS Sedan
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.4 (Est) 7.0
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 9.0
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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