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Cadillac CTS vs. Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Model Generation

Results are for year ending June 30, 2018. Only successfully completed repairs are currently included in the analysis. Routine maintenance, most wear items, recalls, and problems fixed with just a reflash or warning light reset are not included.
Year and Model % of Average Repair Frequency  
2014 - 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Generation2014 - 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
72.8571428571% Best 165% Worst
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2010 - 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Generation2010 - 2013 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
32.8571428571% Best 95% Worst
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2008 - 2013 Cadillac CTS Reliability by Generation2008 - 2013 Cadillac CTS
68.8571428571% Best 158% Worst
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2007 - 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Generation2007 - 2009 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
48.2857142857% Best 122% Worst
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2003 - 2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Reliability by Generation2003 - 2006 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
31.1428571429% Best 92% Worst
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CTS Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.6L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Better than the germans. full 2004 Cadillac CTS review
2004 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.6L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Needed very little in the first 40k other then just oil and filters. full 2004 Cadillac CTS review
2003 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
This car has been very reliable. I have never had any problems with it - none at all. It is still even on its original brake pads and rotors! Cadillac builds quality and reliability. full 2003 Cadillac CTS review
Cadillac CTS Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.6L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Replaced water pump, rt front strut and upper strut mount at 24,000 miles. Car always idled rough. full 2006 Cadillac CTS review
2004 4dr Sedan 400-horsepower 5.7L V8
6-speed manual RWD
Rear end failures started popping up early on this model. I knew it when I bought it, so I nver do hard launches off the line. You are a begging for a blown rear end if you do. FACT: GM knowingly under-engineered the materials for the torque output. full 2004 Cadillac CTS review
2003 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Look up any CTS owner sites and you will see a large amount of problems for every uear of this car.The name Cadillac does not indicate aquality car today. full 2003 Cadillac CTS review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Reliability And Durability of the Cadillac CTS

Cadillac CTS Reliability And Durability: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.6L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Better than the germans. full 2004 Cadillac CTS review
2004 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.6L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Needed very little in the first 40k other then just oil and filters. full 2004 Cadillac CTS review
2003 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
This car has been very reliable. I have never had any problems with it - none at all. It is still even on its original brake pads and rotors! Cadillac builds quality and reliability. full 2003 Cadillac CTS review
Cadillac CTS Reliability And Durability: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2006 4dr Sedan 255-horsepower 3.6L V6
5-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Replaced water pump, rt front strut and upper strut mount at 24,000 miles. Car always idled rough. full 2006 Cadillac CTS review
2004 4dr Sedan 400-horsepower 5.7L V8
6-speed manual RWD
Rear end failures started popping up early on this model. I knew it when I bought it, so I nver do hard launches off the line. You are a begging for a blown rear end if you do. FACT: GM knowingly under-engineered the materials for the torque output. full 2004 Cadillac CTS review
2003 4dr Sedan 220-horsepower 3.2L V6
5-speed automatic RWD
Look up any CTS owner sites and you will see a large amount of problems for every uear of this car.The name Cadillac does not indicate aquality car today. full 2003 Cadillac CTS review