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2021 Cadillac CT5 vs. 2020 Subaru WRX STI Review

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2021 Cadillac
CT5

MSRP*: $36,995 to $47,795
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Picture of the 2020 Subaru WRX STI

2020 Subaru
WRX STI

MSRP*: $36,995 to $41,695
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Invoice* $35,145 to $45,405 $34,960 to $39,331
MPG - City 18 - 23 MPG 16 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 32 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 11.9 ft3 12.0 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Horizontal
Transmission Auto Manual Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel
Horsepower 237 - 360 hp 310 hp
Exterior Length 193.8 in 180.9 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 70.7 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 37.9 in
Front 43.3 in
Rear 35.4 in
Head Room Front 39.0 in
Rear 36.6 in
Front 37.2 - 39.8 in
Rear 37.1 in
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 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

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 Subaru WRX STI. The Subaru WRX STI will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Cadillac CT5.

Convenience
With the Cadillac CT5 you will definitely be making fewer stops at the gas station than with the Subaru WRX STI, 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). The Cadillac CT5 is somewhat more expensive than the Subaru WRX STI. 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 Subaru WRX STI.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac CT5 is much wider than the Subaru WRX STI, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Cadillac CT5, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Subaru WRX STI.

Handling
The Cadillac CT5 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Subaru WRX STI, 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 Subaru WRX STI. 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 Subaru WRX STI.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Cadillac CT5 and the Subaru WRX STI. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Cadillac CT5 as you will in the Subaru WRX STI.

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