newcars.com®
Quick Car Finder

2017 Cadillac CTS vs. 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Cadillac CTS offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac CTS as you will with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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). The Cadillac CTS will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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 and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Cadillac CTS is a little wider than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Cadillac CTS transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Handling
The Cadillac CTS has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Cadillac CTS has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

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

Warranty
The Cadillac CTS comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Watch Video

Compare the 2017 Cadillac CTS and the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Get your best price before going to the dealer!

2017 Cadillac
CTS

More Details & Photos New 2017 Cadillac CTS
MSRP*: $45,995 - $70,795

2018 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

More Details & Photos New 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
MSRP*: $40,250 - $47,900
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 22 23 - 24
Highway MPG: 24 - 30 32 - 33
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

***** ****
Side Crash Rating
NHTSA Safety Information

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries. Read an article on the current NHTSA crash test program.

***** *****
Invoice*: $43,695 - $67,255 $37,433 - $44,547

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

Monthly Trend for:
2017 Cadillac CTS

No Days On Lot Data

No Data

Monthly Trend for:
2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class

No Days On Lot Data

No Data

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.