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2014 Cadillac CTS vs. 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Cadillac CTS offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen 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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac CTS as you will with the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, 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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, 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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac CTS is much wider than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. 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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Cadillac CTS does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.

Handling
The Cadillac CTS has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, 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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. 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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen. The Cadillac CTS has less cargo capacity than the Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen, 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 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen.


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2014 Cadillac
CTS

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MSRP*: $42,195 - $51,695

2014 Volkswagen
Jetta SportWagen

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MSRP*: $20,995 - $26,565
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $3,000 Visit Rebate Center
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- --
City MPG: 18 23 - 30
Highway MPG: 26 30 - 42
Engine(s): V-6 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Safety Rating: Front
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Safety Rating: Side
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Safety Rating: Rear
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Invoice*: $39,663 - $48,335 $20,155 - $25,503

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