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2021 Cadillac CT5 vs. 2021 Lexus ES 250 Review

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2021 Cadillac
CT5

MSRP*: $36,995 to $47,795
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2021 Lexus
ES 250

MSRP*: $40,000 to $49,000
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Invoice* $35,145 to $45,405 $37,468 to $45,749
MPG - City 18 - 23 MPG 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 11.9 ft3 16.7 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 237 - 360 hp 203 hp
Exterior Length 193.8 in 195.9 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 73.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 37.9 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.2 in
Head Room Front 39.0 in
Rear 36.6 in
Front 37.5 in
Rear 37.8 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Lexus ES 250 than the Cadillac CT5, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 250, the Cadillac CT5 may be a little roomier and more comfortable for the driver and front seat passengers.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac CT5 as you will with the Lexus ES 250, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

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). When looking only at MSRP, the Cadillac CT5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus ES 250. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Cadillac CT5 is much higher than that for the Lexus ES 250.

Dimensions
The Cadillac CT5 is about the same width as the Lexus ES 250. When looking at overall length, the Cadillac CT5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus ES 250.

Handling
The Cadillac CT5 has a larger turning radius than the Lexus ES 250, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Cadillac CT5 is somewhat more powerful than the Lexus ES 250.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Cadillac CT5 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 250.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Cadillac CT5 and the Lexus ES 250. The Cadillac CT5 has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus ES 250, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Cadillac CT5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus ES 250.