2017 Cadillac CTS vs. Its Competition

2017 Cadillac CTS
Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2017 Cadillac CTS has climbed the figurative mountain of mid-size luxury sedans (we wouldn't suggest literally climbing a mountain, even with all-wheel drive) that includes Germany's finest.

An all-new Mercedes-Benz E-Class this year is the stiffest challenge, and we prefer its looks over the Caddy.

An all-new A6 and 5-Series are likely on their way, but for now the CTS gives the pair a run on price, looks, and performance.

The Lexus is a softer ride, even in F Sport trim, and the CT6 is even softer.

If you're looking for passenger space and cargo room, the Lexus and CT6 could crest the CTS in terms of usability.

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2017 Audi A6 (European spec)2017 Audi A6
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2017 Cadillac CT6 Plug-In Hybrid2017 Cadillac CT6
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2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (E300)2017 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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2016 BMW 5-Series2016 BMW 5-Series
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Quick Specs
7.5
The 2017 Cadillac CTS should be on any shoppers short list for mid-size luxury
8.0
The 2017 Audi A6 is a stellar mid-size luxury sedan; it's a bit sedate, but still good enough to compete with some flagship vehicles from other brands.
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The 2017 Cadillac CT6 has a spare, light appeal that runs counter to its German rivals; with a starting price in the $50,000s, it's a great value, too.
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With the 2017 E-Class, Mercedes-Benz is pushing the boundaries of its autonomous driving technology, and backing it up with S-Class style.
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The 2016 BMW 5-Series lineup keeps its classic sport-sedan essence but gives you a whole lot of choices—including a limo-like Gran Turismo.
MSRP From    
$45,995$47,600$53,795$52,150$50,200
Gas Mileage    
16 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy16 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Mid-SizeMid-Size CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD2.0 TFSI Premium FWD4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWDE 300 Luxury RWD Sedan4-Door Sedan 528i RWD
Drivetrain    
Rear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/A4N/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
AutomaticAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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