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2013 Cadillac CTS-V vs. 2014 Acura RLX Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Acura RLX than the Cadillac CTS-V, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Acura RLX, the Cadillac CTS-V may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Acura RLX you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Cadillac CTS-V, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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-V will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Acura RLX, 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-V and the Acura RLX have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac CTS-V is much slimmer than the Acura RLX, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Cadillac CTS-V is slightly shorter than the Acura RLX, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Cadillac CTS-V does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Acura RLX.

Handling
The Cadillac CTS-V has a smaller turning radius than the Acura RLX, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Cadillac CTS-V has a much more powerful engine than the Acura RLX. 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-V and the Acura RLX. The Cadillac CTS-V has less cargo capacity than the Acura RLX, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
The Cadillac CTS-V comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Acura RLX.

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2013 Cadillac
CTS-V

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MSRP*: $63,215
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2014 Acura
RLX

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MSRP*: $48,450
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City MPG: 14 20
Highway MPG: 19 --
Engine(s): V-8 V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $59,106 $44,324

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