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2021 Cadillac CT5 vs. 2021 Nissan Maxima Review

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2021 Cadillac
CT5

MSRP*: $36,995 to $47,795
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2021 Nissan
Maxima

MSRP*: $37,090 to $42,320
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Invoice* $35,145 to $45,405 $34,623 to $39,497
MPG - City 18 - 23 MPG 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 11.9 ft3 14.3 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel Front-wheel
Horsepower 237 - 360 hp 300 hp
Exterior Length 193.8 in 192.8 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 73.2 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 37.9 in
Front 45.0 in
Rear 34.2 in
Head Room Front 39.0 in
Rear 36.6 in
Front 38.9 - 39.4 in
Rear 35.8 - 36.7 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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 Nissan Maxima. The Nissan Maxima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Cadillac CT5.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac CT5 as you will with the Nissan Maxima, 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 Nissan Maxima, 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 Destination Charge for the Cadillac CT5 is much higher than that for the Nissan Maxima.

Dimensions
The Cadillac CT5 is a little wider than the Nissan Maxima, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Cadillac CT5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Maxima.

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

Powertrain
With similar torque, the Cadillac CT5 and the Nissan Maxima do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

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

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Cadillac CT5 than that of the Nissan Maxima.