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2021 Acura TLX vs. 2021 Cadillac CT5 Review

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2021 Acura
TLX

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2021 Cadillac
CT5

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MSRP*
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$37,500 to $48,300
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$36,995 to $47,795
Invoice* $36,554 to $45,758 $35,145 to $45,405
MPG - City 21 - 22 18 - 23
MPG - Hwy 29 - 31 26 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Cadillac CT5 than the Acura TLX, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Cadillac CT5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Acura TLX.

Convenience
The Cadillac CT5 requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Acura TLX, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Acura TLX is somewhat more expensive than the Cadillac CT5. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Acura TLX carries a much lower Destination Charge than the Cadillac CT5.

Dimensions
The Acura TLX is a little wider than the Cadillac CT5, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Acura TLX takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Cadillac CT5.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Acura TLX transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Cadillac CT5.

Handling
The Acura TLX has about the same turning radius as the Cadillac CT5, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Acura TLX is somewhat more powerful than the Cadillac CT5.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Acura TLX and the Cadillac CT5. The Acura TLX has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Cadillac CT5.

Warranty
The Acura TLX comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Cadillac CT5.