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2021 Cadillac CT5 vs. 2021 Lexus IS 350 Review

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2021 Cadillac
CT5

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2021 Lexus
IS 350

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MSRP*
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$36,995 to $47,795
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$42,950 to $44,950
Invoice* $35,145 to $45,405 $39,945 to $41,805
MPG - City 18 - 23 19 - 20
MPG - Hwy 26 - 32 26 - 28
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
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 350. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Cadillac CT5, drivers may find the Lexus IS 350 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 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Cadillac CT5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus IS 350. 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 IS 350.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac CT5 is much wider than the Lexus IS 350, 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 350.

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

Handling
The Cadillac CT5 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Cadillac CT5 is significantly less powerful than the Lexus IS 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 IS 350. The Cadillac CT5 has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Lexus IS 350.

Warranty
The Cadillac CT5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus IS 350.