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2014 Acura RLX vs. 2014 Cadillac CTS Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RLX than the Cadillac CTS. The Cadillac CTS will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura RLX.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Acura RLX as you will with the Cadillac CTS, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Acura RLX will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Cadillac CTS. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura RLX and the Cadillac CTS have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Acura RLX is much wider than the Cadillac CTS, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Acura RLX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Cadillac CTS.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Acura RLX doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Cadillac CTS.

Handling
The Acura RLX has a larger turning radius than the Cadillac CTS, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura RLX is somewhat more powerful than the Cadillac CTS.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura RLX and the Cadillac CTS. The Acura RLX has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Cadillac CTS.

Warranty
The Acura RLX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Cadillac CTS.


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2014 Acura
RLX

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MSRP*: $48,450

2014 Cadillac
CTS

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MSRP*: $45,100 - $69,070
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $3,000
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 20 16 - 20
Highway MPG: 31 24 - 30
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $44,324 $42,620 - $64,580

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