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2014 BMW 535d vs. 2014 Cadillac CTS Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The BMW 535d offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Cadillac CTS with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Cadillac CTS will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 535d.

Convenience
The BMW 535d will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Cadillac CTS, making it more convenient to drive.

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). Whether you pick the BMW 535d or the Cadillac CTS, it's going to cost you about the same. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 535d and the Cadillac CTS have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 535d is a little wider than the Cadillac CTS, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the BMW 535d takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Cadillac CTS.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the BMW 535d does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Cadillac CTS.

Handling
The BMW 535d has a larger turning radius than the Cadillac CTS, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The BMW 535d has less horsepower than the Cadillac CTS, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 535d and the Cadillac CTS. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the BMW 535d as you will in the Cadillac CTS.

Warranty
The BMW 535d comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Cadillac CTS.

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2014 BMW
535d

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MSRP*: $56,600 - $58,900
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2014 Cadillac
CTS

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MSRP*: $45,100 - $69,070
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $1,500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 3.19% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 3.12% --
City MPG: 26 16 - 20
Highway MPG: 37 - 38 24 - 30
Engine(s): Inline-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $52,070 - $54,190 $42,620 - $64,580

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