2013 Cadillac CTS-V vs. Its Competition

2013 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

Though it's closer in size to the next class up of German and Japanese cars, the Cadillac CTS-V is priced on par with the more compact alternatives.

The Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG, for example, offers similar levels of style and handling, but with significantly less horsepower.

Lexus's IS-F is likewise close on paper, but comes up short on power and on comfort in the real world.

Audi's S4 uses a considerably less-powerful supercharged V-6, but offers a very well-executed interior and more subdued, but still sporty, exterior design.

The BMW M3 is even more razor-edged than the CTS-V when it comes to handling, and it's very quick, but it gives up nearly 140 horsepower and some rear-seat space.

The Infiniti G37 IPL is a relative newcomer, and like the Audi S4, it's significantly outclassed in terms of power, though being lighter and smaller, it is also nimbler than the Cadillac.

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2013 Audi S4 4-door Sedan S Tronic Prestige Angular Front Exterior View2013 Audi S4
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2013 BMW M3 Lime Rock Park Edition 2013 BMW M3
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2013 Infiniti G37 Sedan2013 INFINITI G37 Sedan
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2013 Lexus IS F 4-door Sedan Angular Front Exterior View2013 Lexus IS F
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2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class 4-door Sedan C250 Sport RWD Angular Front Exterior View2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class
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Quick Specs
If you're looking for Corvette fun wrapped in Cadillac luxury and comfort, with an added dose of practicality, the 2013 CTS-V is your answer.
Despite its relative age, weight, and complexity, the 2013 BMW M3 is still a very satisfying dual-purpose street and track-capable car.
The 2013 Infiniti G37 offers some of the sensory thrills of a sports car, in a more practical sedan body style, although it's not as refined as other premium-brand alternatives.
For those who are image-conscious yet value-conscious, the 2013 Mercedes-Benz C Class sedans and coupes make a lot of sense.
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Small Station WagonCompact CarsSubcompact CarsMidsize CarsSub-CompactCompact
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Rear Wheel DriveAll wheel driveRear Wheel DriveRear-Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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