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 Nissan Maxima. The Cadillac CTS will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Nissan Maxima.
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac CTS as you will with the Nissan Maxima, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.
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 Maxima, 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 Maxima.
The Cadillac CTS is a little narrower than the Nissan Maxima, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Cadillac CTS, which is slightly longer than the Nissan Maxima.
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Cadillac CTS transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Maxima.
The Cadillac CTS has about the same turning radius as the Nissan Maxima, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.
The Cadillac CTS has less horsepower than the Nissan Maxima, so it will probably be somewhat slower.
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Cadillac CTS and the Nissan Maxima. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Cadillac CTS as you will in the Nissan Maxima.
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Cadillac CTS than that of the Nissan Maxima.
Compare the 2014 Cadillac CTS and the 2014 Nissan Maxima.
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MSRP*: $45,100 - $69,070
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MSRP*: $31,290 - $34,380
|Cash Back Rebate:||Up to $750||Up to $2,000|
|Low APR Loan:||As low as 0.90%||As low as 0.00%|
|Lease Incentive:||--||As low as 0.07%|
|City MPG:||16 - 20||19|
|Highway MPG:||24 - 30||--|
|Seating Capacity:||5 - 5||5 - 5|
|Basic Warranty:||4 years/50,000 miles||3 years/36,000 miles|
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|Invoice*:||$42,620 - $64,580||$28,988 - $31,845|
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