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Cadillac CTS vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Cadillac CTS vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $63,100

Cadillac CTS Premium Luxury   
Difference: $8,220

Lowest Total Invoice: $58,880

Cadillac CTS Premium Luxury   
Difference: $7,517

The configured Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

The configured Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

Even when the Cadillac CTS and Mercedes-Benz E-Class are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Cadillac CTS Premium Luxury trim is $58,760. The features would cost an additional $3,345. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $63,100.

The base sticker price of the Cadillac CTS V-Sport Premium Luxury trim is $70,430. The features would cost an additional $495. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $71,920.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300 trim is $52,150. The features would cost an additional $18,245. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $71,320.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Cadillac CTS trims is 6. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class trims is 8. Based on this adjustment, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300 appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Cadillac CTS 4dr Sedan

The configured Mercedes-Benz E-Class 4dr Sedan

Even when the Cadillac CTS and Mercedes-Benz E-Class are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Cadillac CTS Premium Luxury trim is $54,941. The features would cost an additional $2,944. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $58,880.

The invoice of the Cadillac CTS V-Sport Premium Luxury trim is $65,852. The features would cost an additional $436. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $67,283.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300 trim is $48,500. The features would cost an additional $16,972. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $66,397.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Cadillac CTS trims is 5. The feature adjusted price of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300 appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

Calculate Payments

  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelCTSCTSE-Class
TrimPremium LuxuryV-Sport Premium LuxuryE300
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $58,760 $70,430 $52,150
Base Invoice $54,941 $65,852 $48,500
Technology Package 2,850    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 495 495 720
Premium 3 Package     10,260
Rear Safety Package     650
Head-up display (HUD)     990
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display     850
Sunshades, second row     380
Special order charge     250
Heated steering wheel     250
AC power outlet     115
Leather seating surfaces     1,620
Panoramic sunroof     1,090
Heated second row seats     620
Cooled or ventilated front seats     450
Technology Package 2,508    
Metallic paint (extra cost) 436 436 670
Premium 3 Package     9,542
Rear Safety Package     605
Head-up display (HUD)     921
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display     791
Sunshades, second row     353
Special order charge     233
Heated steering wheel     233
AC power outlet     107
Leather seating surfaces     1,507
Panoramic sunroof     1,014
Heated second row seats     577
Cooled or ventilated front seats     419
Options (show) (change) 3,345 495 18,245
Options (show) (change) 2,944 436 16,972
Destination 995 995 925
Total Price $63,100 $71,920 $71,320
Total Invoice $58,880 $67,283 $66,397

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Cadillac CTS vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Cadillac CTS Premium Luxury
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $5,810
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $5,273
Model Year201720172017
ModelCTSCTSE-Class
TrimPremium LuxuryV-Sport Premium LuxuryE300
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine335hp V6420hp V6241hp I4
TransmissionT8T8T9
DrivetrainRWDRWDRWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 13?, 13590, 13
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/40-18245/40-18x-
Total Price$63,100$71,920$71,320
Adjustments for Features0-625-2,410
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$63,100$71,295$68,910
Cost Above Minimum$0$8,195$0
Total Invoice$58,880$67,283$66,397
Adjustments for Features0-585-2,244
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$58,880$66,698$64,153
Cost Above Minimum$0$7,818$0

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Features Comparison: Cadillac CTS vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Model Year201720172017
ModelCTSCTSE-Class
TrimPremium LuxuryV-Sport Premium LuxuryE300
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300 
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1400
RWD$0$0$0
Accessories 
Active noise reduction$0$0 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000 
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware  $1200
Automated lane change  $300
Electronic engine sound enhancement $0 
Hands-free trunk or liftgate  $100
Power decklid  $350
Remote climate control  $25
Remote start$150$150 
Remote start via app  $75
Remote window/roof operation  $15
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats  $0
Active safety seat bolsters  $0
Automated stopping system, inattentive driver  $0
Backup collision intervention$250$250 
Blind spot intervention  $200
Car-to-X communication  $100
Collision avoidance assist  $100
Collision preparation system, rear  $100
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system  $0
Driver drowsiness monitor  $150
Following distance indicator$25$25 
Inflatable rear seatbelts  $200
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100 
Pedestrian detection  $50
Rollover sensor  $50
Safety key$5$5 
Torque vectoring / active trace control  $100
Vehicle health reports$0$0 
Cargo Management 
Cargo net$40$40 
Console with shifter$150$150 
Console without shifter  $150
Overhead sunglass holder  $25
Rear seat pass-through$100$100 
Storage compartment under front seat(s)  $50
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Android Auto support$0$0 
Apple CarPlay support$0$0 
Automatic air recirculation  $100
Aux input$50$50 
Fragrance atomizer  $200
Heated windshield washer nozzles  $15
In-vehicle Internet  $150
Ionizing air filtration  $50
Media drive  $15
Navigation map updates, three years  $0
Rear air vents  $100
Rear air vents with automatic controls$250$250 
SD Card slot  $25
SMS text-to-speech reader$50$50 
Traffic + travel information  $25
Traffic information$25$25 
Voice control for external devices$0$0 
Exterior 
Laminated front side windows$200$200 
Laminated rear side windows$100$100 
Tow hook(s), front$40$40 
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Adaptive headlights  $200
Analog clock  $25
Approach detection$25$25 
Boost gauge $75 
Compass$0$0 
Fog light, rear  $100
Interior ambient lighting$150$150 
Interior ambient lighting, configurable  $150
LED headlights  $1000
Mirror tilt-down in reverse  $25
Power-folding mirrors  $50
Rear camera mirror$200$200 
Steering-linked headlights$150$150 
Xenon HID headlights$500$500 
Powertrain 
Active rear differential $500 
Automatic start / stop$150 $150
Seats and Interior Trim 
Automatic seat bolsters, driver  $300
Automatic seat bolsters, front passenger  $300
Coordinated climate control, front seats$25$25 
Door sill trim plates  $100
Illuminated door sill trim plates$200$200 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat$50$50 
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat$50$50 
Massage, driver seat  $100
Massage, passenger seat  $100
Memory system, passenger seat  $150
Metal pedals$75$75 
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat  $50
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat  $50
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100$100 
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100$100 
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat  $100
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat  $100
Rapid-heating front seats  $0
Upholstered instrument panel$300$300 
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500$500 
Adaptive dampers - mechanical  $100
Alloy wheels$350 $350
Crosswind stabilization  $50
Electronic systems calibration selector $200$200
Machined alloy wheels $350 
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0 
Total Value of Features$6,760$7,385$9,170
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$625$2,410
Value of Feature Adjustments0-585-2,244

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Specifications Comparison: Cadillac CTS vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Model Year20172017
ModelCTSE-Class
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase114.6 in115.7 in
Length195.5 in193.8 in
Width72.2 in73.7 in
Height57.2 in57.8 in
Curb Weight3,656 lb.3,793 lb.
Fuel Capacity19.0 gal.17.4 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.2 in0.0 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room56.9 in0.0 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.8 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.6 in0.0 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in0.0 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room54.8 in0.0 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.3 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom35.4 in0.0 in
Cargo Volume13.7 ft313.1 ft3

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Option Package Details
Cadillac CTS Premium Luxury

Technology Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system100Yes
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed750Yes
Automatic braking, low-speed200Yes
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial200Yes
Backup collision intervention250No
Metal pedals75No
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Leather upholstery, extended coverage0No
Manual thigh support length adjuster, driver seat50Yes
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat100Yes
Manual thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat50Yes
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat100Yes
Alarm100No
Wheel locks25No
Laminated rear side windows100No
Total Requested180077%
Total Not Requested55023%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300

Premium 3 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Active safety seat bolsters0No
Automated stopping system, inattentive driver0No
Around view cameras500Yes
Speed limit information0No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware950Yes
Automated lane change300No
Collision avoidance assist100No
Power decklid350No
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Ionizing air filtration50No
Fragrance atomizer200No
Adaptive headlights200No
Rapid-heating front seats0No
Automatic seat bolsters, driver300No
Automatic seat bolsters, front passenger300No
Massage, driver seat100No
Massage, passenger seat100No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
Surround sound250Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Parking guidance system - active500Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Wireless charging station75Yes
Heated front seats200Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Burmester, 590W, 13 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Lane keeping assist system400Yes
Blind spot intervention200No
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Total Requested475063%
Total Not Requested275037%
Rear Safety Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Rear side airbags300Yes
Inflatable rear seatbelts200No
Total Requested30060%
Total Not Requested20040%

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