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2020 Cadillac CT5 vs. 2019 Lexus ES 350 Review

New 2020 Cadillac CT5

2020 Cadillac
CT5

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New 2019 Lexus ES 350

2019 Lexus
ES 350

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MSRP*
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$36,895 to $47,695
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$39,750 to $44,285
Invoice* $35,235 to $45,549 $37,235 to $41,407
MPG - City 17 - 23 22
MPG - Hwy 25 - 32 31 - 33
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
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 350 than the Cadillac CT5, due to its greater head- and legroom. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 350, 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 350, 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). Whether you pick the Cadillac CT5 or the Lexus ES 350, it's going to cost you about the same. 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 CT5 and the Lexus ES 350 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Cadillac CT5 is about the same width as the Lexus ES 350. When looking at overall length, the Cadillac CT5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus ES 350.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Cadillac CT5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Lexus ES 350.

Handling
The Cadillac CT5 has about the same turning radius as the Lexus ES 350, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Cadillac CT5 is significantly less powerful than the Lexus ES 350. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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 350. The Cadillac CT5 has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus ES 350, 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 350.