2022 Cadillac CT5 vs. Its Competition

2022 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing
Kirk Bell Kirk Bell Senior Editor

The CT5’s German rivals all cost more than the CT5, but also have more cachet.

The BMW 5-Series stands out as a sporty choice, the Audi A6 is a tech-laden option, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class tops the class in luxury.

With its lower price, the CT5 also goes against the Acura TLX and Lexus ES.

The Acura is stylish and sporty and its Type S model rivals the CT5-V, while the front-wheel-drive-based ES isn’t as sporty but presents a luxury value.

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Quick Specs
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The 2022 Cadillac CT5 comes in a variety of sporty flavors, now topped by the most-powerful Cadillac ever, the CT5-V Blackwing.
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The 2022 Lexus ES splits the difference between the stately LS and sprightly IS in the Lexus sedan family.
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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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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     
$37,295$40,800$54,900$54,200$54,250$51,550
Gas Mileage     
23 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 44 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Turbocharged Gas I4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbo/Supercharger Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
Mid-SizeMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsMidsize Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan LuxuryES 250 AWDPremium Plus 45 TFSI quattro530i SedanE 350 RWD SedanT6 AWD Momentum
Drivetrain     
Rear Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
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Body Style     
SedanSedanquattro SedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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