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2015 Cadillac CTS vs. 2015 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.

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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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 is somewhat more powerful than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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 significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

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

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2015 Cadillac
CTS

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

2015 Mercedes-Benz
C-Class

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MSRP*: $38,400 - $48,590
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.90% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 16 - 20 19 - 20
Highway MPG: 24 - 30 27 - 28
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $42,851 - $64,833 $35,712 - $45,189

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