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2014 Cadillac CTS vs. 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz E-Class. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Cadillac CTS and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in the front seats.

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 E-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). Based on MSRP, the Cadillac CTS is clearly a better financial choice over the Mercedes-Benz E-Class. 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 E-Class have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac CTS is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. When looking at overall length, the Cadillac CTS takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz E-Class.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Cadillac CTS and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Cadillac CTS has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz E-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 E-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 E-Class. The Cadillac CTS has significantly less cargo room than the Mercedes-Benz E-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 E-Class.

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2014 Cadillac
CTS

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MSRP*: $39,495 - $49,995
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2014 Mercedes-Benz
E-Class

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MSRP*: $52,200 - $59,000
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $3,000
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 1.99%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 18 18 - 21
Highway MPG: 26 - 27 26 - 30
Engine(s): V-6 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
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*: $37,323 - $46,745 $48,546 - $54,870

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