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2017 Cadillac CTS-V vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Cadillac CTS-V than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. The Cadillac CTS-V will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Convenience
With the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class 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 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. 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 will cost more in transportation costs than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac CTS-V is much slimmer than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. When looking at overall length, the Cadillac CTS-V takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

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 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

Handling
The Cadillac CTS-V has about the same turning radius as the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Cadillac CTS-V has a much more powerful engine than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
The Cadillac CTS-V offers greater seating capacity than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Cadillac CTS-V has less cargo capacity than the Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, 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 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

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Compare the 2017 Cadillac CTS-V and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class.

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2017 Cadillac
CTS-V

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MSRP*: $85,995

2016 Mercedes-Benz
CLS-Class

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MSRP*: $66,900 - $76,600
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City MPG: 14 17 - 20
Highway MPG: 21 25 - 30
Engine(s): V-8 V-6, V-8
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $81,695 $62,217 - $71,238

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

Days on Lot measures the average number of days a model sits on a dealer's lot before it's sold. This is one predictor of a dealer's willingness to negotiate.

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