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2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 vs. 2015 Cadillac CTS Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 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 ActiveHybrid 3.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 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 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 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. In this case, the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Cadillac CTS.

Dimensions
The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 is a little narrower than the Cadillac CTS, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the BMW ActiveHybrid 3, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Cadillac CTS.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 and the Cadillac CTS do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 has about the same turning radius as the Cadillac CTS, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 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 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 and the Cadillac CTS. The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 has significantly less cargo room than the Cadillac CTS, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The BMW ActiveHybrid 3 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Cadillac CTS.

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2013 BMW
ActiveHybrid 3

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MSRP*: $49,650

2015 Cadillac
CTS

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MSRP*: $45,345 - $69,340
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City MPG: 25 16 - 20
Highway MPG: 33 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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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $45,680 $42,851 - $64,833

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