2021 Cadillac CT5 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 | NewCars.com

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2021 Cadillac CT5 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35 Review

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2021 Cadillac
CT5

MSRP*: $36,995 to $47,795
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2020 Mercedes-Benz
AMG CLA 35

MSRP*: $46,900
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Invoice* $35,145 to $45,405 $44,086
MPG - City 18 - 23 MPG 23 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 11.9 ft3 Info not available
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 237 - 360 hp 302 hp
Exterior Length 193.8 in 184.8 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 72.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 37.9 in
Info not available
Head Room Front 39.0 in
Rear 36.6 in
Info not available
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Info not available
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Info not available
Side Crash Rating** ***** Info not available

**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

Convenience
With the Cadillac CT5 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35, due to its larger tank size and better fuel economy.

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 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35. 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac CT5 is much wider than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35, 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 Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Cadillac CT5 is significantly less powerful than the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
With its lower torque, the Cadillac CT5 doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Cadillac CT5 and the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.

Warranty
The Cadillac CT5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 35.