2021 Cadillac CT5 vs. Its Competition

2021 Cadillac CT5
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Those “default” Germans—BMW’s 5, Audi’s A6, and Mercedes-Benz’s E—all make a serious case for themselves, but you’ll pay dearly for the privilege of parking one in your garage.

By contrast, the CT5 offers a lot more value in the mid-$40,000 range, without too many compromises.

The Lexus ES is priced like the CT5 but skews strongly toward luxury.

The Volvo S90 is a spacious, understated sedan that offers so much style but is no match for the Cadillac when it comes to agility.

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Quick Specs
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The 2021 Cadillac CT5 adds Super Cruise to its luxury credentials.
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The 2021 Audi A6 mid-size luxury sedan or wagon is reserved but flexible in its powertrain offerings and body styles.
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The 2021 BMW 5-Series pushes all the right buttons for mid-size luxury shoppers. And there are a lot of them.
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The 2021 Lexus ES grabs some of the LS’ spotlight with its sleek shape and its sky-high hybrid economy.
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Made as a sedan, wagon, coupe, and convertible with four different powertrains, the 2021 Mercedes E-Class has wide appeal.
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The 2021 Volvo S90 and V90 argue for luxury-car status with rational performance and style.
MSRP From     
$36,995$54,900$54,200$40,000$54,250$51,550
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 44 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbo/Supercharger Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-SizeMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan LuxuryPremium Plus 45 TFSI quattro530i SedanES 350 FWDE 350 RWD SedanT6 AWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
Sedanquattro SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
AutomaticAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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