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2013 Cadillac CTS-V vs. 2013 Lexus GS 450h Review

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Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Cadillac CTS-V than in the Lexus GS 450h, due to the Cadillac CTS-V's smaller rear head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus GS 450h, the Cadillac CTS-V may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
With the Lexus GS 450h 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 is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus GS 450h. 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 Lexus GS 450h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Cadillac CTS-V is about the same width as the Lexus GS 450h. When looking at overall length, the Cadillac CTS-V takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus GS 450h.

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 Lexus GS 450h.

Handling
The Cadillac CTS-V has a larger turning radius than the Lexus GS 450h, making it slightly more difficult to 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 Lexus GS 450h. 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 Lexus GS 450h. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Cadillac CTS-V as you will in the Lexus GS 450h.

Warranty
The Cadillac CTS-V comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus GS 450h.

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2013 Cadillac
CTS-V

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MSRP*: $63,215
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2013 Lexus
GS 450h

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MSRP*: $59,450
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City MPG: 14 29
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 $55,291

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