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2021 Cadillac CT5 vs. 2021 Volkswagen Arteon Review

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2021 Cadillac
CT5

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2021 Volkswagen
Arteon

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MSRP*
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$36,995 to $47,795
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$36,995 to $46,995
Invoice* $35,145 to $45,405 $35,478 to $45,068
MPG - City 18 - 23 20 - 22
MPG - Hwy 26 - 32 31 - 32
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**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 Volkswagen Arteon 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 Volkswagen Arteon.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac CT5 as you will with the Volkswagen Arteon, 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 Volkswagen Arteon, 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 Cadillac CT5 and the Volkswagen Arteon have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Cadillac CT5 is about the same width as the Volkswagen Arteon. When looking at overall length, the Cadillac CT5 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Arteon.

Drivetrain
With similar torque, the Cadillac CT5 and the Volkswagen Arteon do an equal job of transmitting their engine's power to their wheels.

Handling
The Cadillac CT5 has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Arteon, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Cadillac CT5 has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Arteon, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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

Warranty
The Cadillac CT5 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Arteon.