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2016 Cadillac CTS vs. 2016 Nissan Altima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Cadillac CTS offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Nissan Altima with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Nissan Altima, the Cadillac CTS may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac CTS as you will with the Nissan Altima, 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 Nissan Altima, 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 Destination Charge for the Cadillac CTS is much higher than that for the Nissan Altima.

Dimensions
The Cadillac CTS is about the same width as the Nissan Altima. When looking at overall length, the Cadillac CTS takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Altima.

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

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Cadillac CTS is somewhat more powerful than the Nissan Altima.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Cadillac CTS and the Nissan Altima. The Cadillac CTS has less cargo capacity than the Nissan Altima, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Cadillac CTS than that of the Nissan Altima.

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2016 Cadillac
CTS

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MSRP*: $45,560 - $69,955

2016 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*: $22,500 - $32,690
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 16 - 21 22 - 27
Highway MPG: 24 - 31 32 - 39
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $43,054 - $65,408 $21,348 - $30,453

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.