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2020 Cadillac CT5 vs. 2020 Lexus IS 300 Review

New 2020 Cadillac CT5

2020 Cadillac
CT5

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New 2020 Lexus IS 300

2020 Lexus
IS 300

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MSRP*
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$36,895 to $47,695
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$38,560 to $41,010
Invoice* $35,235 to $45,549 $35,861 to $38,139
MPG - City 17 - 23 18 - 21
MPG - Hwy 25 - 32 24 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, 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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Cadillac CT5 than the Lexus IS 300. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Cadillac CT5, drivers may find the Lexus IS 300 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

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 IS 300, 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). The Cadillac CT5 is somewhat more expensive than the Lexus IS 300. 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 IS 300 have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac CT5 is much wider than the Lexus IS 300, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Cadillac CT5, which is slightly longer than the Lexus IS 300.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Cadillac CT5 and the Lexus IS 300 do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Cadillac CT5 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 300, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Cadillac CT5 and the Lexus IS 300.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Cadillac CT5 and the Lexus IS 300. The Cadillac CT5 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus IS 300.

Warranty
The Cadillac CT5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 300.