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2013 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class vs. 2013 Cadillac CTS-V Review

Comparison Review

Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class than in the Cadillac CTS-V, due to the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class and the Cadillac CTS-V in the front seats.

With the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Cadillac CTS-V, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Cadillac CTS-V, 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 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class and the Cadillac CTS-V have similar Destination Charges.

The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class is about the same width as the Cadillac CTS-V. If you go with the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Cadillac CTS-V.

With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Cadillac CTS-V.

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

The Mercedes-Benz CL-Class has less horsepower than the Cadillac CTS-V, 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 CL-Class and the Cadillac CTS-V. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the Mercedes-Benz CL-Class will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Cadillac CTS-V.

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

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2013 Mercedes-Benz

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MSRP*: $115,300 - $213,200
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MSRP*: $63,215
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City MPG: 12 - 15 14
Highway MPG: 18 - 24 --
Engine(s): V-12, V-8 V-8
Seating Capacity: 4 - 4 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Invoice*: $107,229 - $198,276 $59,106

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