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2015 Cadillac CTS vs. 2015 Lexus IS 350 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 Cadillac CTS than the Lexus IS 350. The Cadillac CTS will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus IS 350.

Convenience
The Cadillac CTS will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Lexus IS 350, 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). The Cadillac CTS will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus IS 350, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Cadillac CTS will cost more in transportation costs than the Lexus IS 350.

Dimensions
The Cadillac CTS is a little wider than the Lexus IS 350, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. If you go with the Cadillac CTS, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Lexus IS 350.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Cadillac CTS transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 350.

Handling
The Cadillac CTS has a larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Cadillac CTS has less horsepower than the Lexus IS 350, 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 Cadillac CTS and the Lexus IS 350. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Cadillac CTS as you will in the Lexus IS 350.

Warranty
The Cadillac CTS comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 350.

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2015 Cadillac
CTS

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MSRP*: $45,345 - $69,340

2015 Lexus
IS 350

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MSRP*: $40,065 - $42,300
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 20 19
Highway MPG: 24 - 30 26 - 28
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $42,851 - $64,833 $37,261 - $39,339

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