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Compare Cadillac CTS vs. Audi A6 vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Compare the Cadillac CTS against the Audi A6 and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the CTS, A6 and E-Class stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new CTS, A6 and E-Class. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Cadillac CTS 2014 Audi A6 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
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2.0L Turbo I4 RWD
  • 3.6L V6 RWD
  • 3.6L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 RWD
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 AWD
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 RWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L Twin Turbo V6 RWD Vsport
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • CTS-V Wagon
  • CTS-V Coupe
  • CTS-V Sedan
  • 2.0L Turbo I4 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L Twin Turbo V6 RWD Vsport Premium
4dr Sdn FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0T Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0L TDI Premium Plus
  • 4dr Sdn quattro 3.0L TDI Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn Prestige
E400 Sport Sedan
  • E63 AMG Wagon 4MATIC
  • E250 BlueTEC Luxury Sedan
  • E250 BlueTEC Sport Sedan
  • E350 Sport Sedan
  • E350 Luxury Sedan
  • E350 Coupe
  • E250 BlueTEC 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • E250 BlueTEC 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Luxury Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • E350 Coupe 4MATIC
  • E400 Sport Sedan
  • E350 4MATIC Luxury Wagon
  • E350 4MATIC Sport Wagon
  • E550 Coupe
  • E350 Cabriolet
  • E550 4MATIC Sport Sedan
  • E550 Cabriolet
  • E63 AMG Sedan 4MATIC
  • E63 AMG S-Model Sedan 4MATIC

Prices

MSRP $45,100 $43,100 $56,700
Invoice $42,620 $40,084 $52,731
Avg. Paid $34,180 $35,924 $46,403

U.S. News Scores

Overall 9.0 8.4 8.5
Critics' Rating 9.6 9.3 8.9
Performance 9.3 8.5 8.1
Interior 7.7 8.4 8.2
Cost to Own 7.7 7.4 6.9
Safety 10.0 10.0 9.6
Reliability 4.5 3.5 4.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Strong engines
  • Agile handling
  • Posh, handsome interior
  • Comfortable, quiet cabin
  • Opulent cabin
  • Great fuel economy
  • Enjoyable driving dynamics
  • Great fuel economy in E250 BlueTEC
  • Elegant cabin with first-rate materials
  • Lots of trunk space
Cons
  • Confusing infotainment system
  • Uninspiring base engine
  • Difficult infotainment system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Gas/Electric V-6 3.5 L/213
MPG 20 City / 30 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy 24 City / 30 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 114.60 114.7 113.2
Length, Overall (in) 195.50 193.9 192.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.20 73.8 73
Height, Overall (in) 57.20 57.8 57.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Dual Moonroof Optional
Sun/Moon Roof Standard Standard
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3616 3726 4189

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Rear Parking Aid Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) - TBD - 97.2
Front Head Room (in) 40.40 37.2 37.9
Front Leg Room (in) 45.70 41.3 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.90 57.5 57.8
Front Hip Room (in) 53.80
Second Head Room (in) 37.50 37.8 38.2
Second Leg Room (in) 35.40 37.4 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.80 56.3 56.9
Second Hip Room (in) 53.30
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.7 14.1 15.9

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional
CD Player Optional Standard Standard
HD Radio Optional Optional
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Optional Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Standard Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard Optional
Heated Rear Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Optional
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Optional Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Front Tow Hooks Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Blind Spot Monitor Optional Optional
Auto-Leveling Headlights Optional Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas/Electric V-6
Displacement 2.0L/122 2.0 L/121 3.5 L/213
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 272 @ 5500 220 @ 4450 329 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 295 @ 3000-4500 258 @ 1500 457
Transmission Automatic CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter - TBD - 39 36.9

Fuel

Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 20 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 33 30
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 19.0 19.8 21.1

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link Multi-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
7-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.