2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2015 Cadillac CTS Review

Comparison Review

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Cadillac CTS 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

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). Based on MSRP, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class is clearly a better financial choice over the Cadillac CTS. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. In this case, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class will cost less to deliver to the dealership than the Cadillac CTS.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class is a little narrower than the Cadillac CTS, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Cadillac CTS.

With its lower torque, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Cadillac CTS.

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

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has less horsepower than the Cadillac CTS, 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 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Cadillac CTS. The Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Cadillac CTS.

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Cadillac CTS.

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2015 Mercedes-Benz

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MSRP*: $38,400 - $48,590

2015 Cadillac

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MSRP*: $45,345 - $69,340
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Low APR Loan: As low as 1.99% As low as 1.90%
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City MPG: 19 - 20 16 - 20
Highway MPG: 27 - 28 24 - 30
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 4 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $35,712 - $45,189 $42,851 - $64,833

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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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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.