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2021 Cadillac CT5 vs. 2021 Toyota Avalon Review

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2021 Cadillac
CT5

MSRP*: $36,995 to $47,795
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2021 Toyota
Avalon

MSRP*: $36,125 to $43,125
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Invoice* $35,145 to $45,405 $32,513 to $38,813
MPG - City 18 - 23 MPG 21 - 25 MPG
MPG - Hwy 26 - 32 MPG 30 - 34 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space 11.9 ft3 16.1 ft3
Engine Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Transmission Auto Manual Auto Manual
Drivetrain All-wheel, Rear-wheel All-wheel, Front-wheel
Horsepower 237 - 360 hp 205 - 301 hp
Exterior Length 193.8 in 195.9 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 72.8 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 37.9 in
Front 42.1 in
Rear 40.3 - 40.4 in
Head Room Front 39.0 in
Rear 36.6 in
Front 37.4 - 38.5 in
Rear 37.1 - 37.9 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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Toyota Avalon than the Cadillac CT5, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Cadillac CT5 will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Toyota Avalon.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac CT5 as you will with the Toyota Avalon, 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 Toyota Avalon. 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 Toyota Avalon.

Dimensions
The Cadillac CT5 is a little wider than the Toyota Avalon, 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 Toyota Avalon.

Handling
The Cadillac CT5 has a larger turning radius than the Toyota Avalon, making it slightly 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 Toyota Avalon. 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 Toyota Avalon.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Cadillac CT5 and the Toyota Avalon. The Cadillac CT5 has significantly less cargo room than the Toyota Avalon, 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 Toyota Avalon.