The CTS is offered with two different engines like the C-Class, 3 Series, and IS, and though the stronger of the two V-6s is the best choice, the difference isn’t so pronounced as for some rivals.
The turbocharged 335i has much faster acceleration and the G37 has even crisper handling.
Nearly all of its competition comes in a more traditional luxury shape, with the C-Class best matching the CTS on features.
The CTS is larger and heavier than its competitive set, which hampers acceleration and handling, although the CTS has very well-balanced handling and an especially well-tuned Stabilitrak stability control system.
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|2009 Cadillac CTSBrowse Used Listings||2008 BMW 3-SeriesBrowse Used Listings||2008 Mercedes-Benz C ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||12 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas I6||Gas/Ethanol V6|
|4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA||4-Door Sedan 328i RWD||4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury RWD|
|Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
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|2009 Cadillac CTS vs. 2008 BMW 3-Series||2009 Cadillac CTS vs. 2008 Mercedes-Benz C Class|