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

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

Lowest Total Price: $63,635

Cadillac CTS Premium Luxury   
Difference: $8,175

Lowest Total Invoice: $60,297

Cadillac CTS Premium Luxury   
Difference: $6,556

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year2017201720172017
ModelCTSCTSE-ClassE-Class
TrimPremium LuxuryV-Sport Premium LuxuryE300AMG E43
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $59,195 $70,795 $52,150 $72,400
Base Invoice $56,235 $67,255 $48,500 $67,332
Technology Package 2,850      
Metallic paint (extra cost) 595 595 720 720
Premium 3 Package     11,250 7,300
Acoustic Comfort Package     1,100 1,100
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display     850  
Heated steering wheel     250  
AC power outlet     115  
Leather seating surfaces     1,620  
Panoramic sunroof     1,090 1,090
Heated second row seats     620 620
Special order charge     250  
Cooled or ventilated front seats     450 450
Rear side airbags     420 420
Wood trim       0
Sunshades, second row       380
Technology Package 2,537      
Metallic paint (extra cost) 530 530 670 670
Premium 3 Package     10,463 6,789
Acoustic Comfort Package     1,023 1,023
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display     791  
Heated steering wheel     233  
AC power outlet     107  
Leather seating surfaces     1,507  
Panoramic sunroof     1,014 1,014
Heated second row seats     577 577
Special order charge     233  
Cooled or ventilated front seats     419 419
Rear side airbags     391 391
Wood trim       0
Sunshades, second row       353
Options (change) 3,445 595 18,735 12,080
Options (change) 3,067 530 17,428 11,236
Destination 995 995 925 925
Total Price $63,635 $72,385 $71,810 $85,405
Total Invoice $60,297 $68,780 $66,853 $79,493

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 $59,195. The features would cost an additional $3,445. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $63,635.

The base sticker price of the Cadillac CTS V-Sport Premium Luxury trim is $70,795. The features would cost an additional $595. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $72,385.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300 trim is $52,150. The features would cost an additional $18,735. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $71,810.

The base sticker price of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E43 trim is $72,400. The features would cost an additional $12,080. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $85,405.

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 9. 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 $56,235. The features would cost an additional $3,067. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $60,297.

The invoice of the Cadillac CTS V-Sport Premium Luxury trim is $67,255. The features would cost an additional $530. Including the destination charge of $995, the total price of this trim is $68,780.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300 trim is $48,500. The features would cost an additional $17,428. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $66,853.

The invoice of the Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E43 trim is $67,332. The features would cost an additional $11,236. Including the destination charge of $925, the total price of this trim is $79,493.

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 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.

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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: $5,740
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $4,289
Model Year2017201720172017
ModelCTSCTSE-ClassE-Class
TrimPremium LuxuryV-Sport Premium LuxuryE300AMG E43
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine335hp V6420hp V6241hp I4396hp V6
TransmissionT8T8T9T9
DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDAWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)?, 13?, 13590, 13590, 13
Tire (rear if not all the same)245/40-18245/40-18x-245/40-19
Total Price$63,635$72,385$71,810$85,405
Adjustments for Features0-625-2,435-7,185
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$63,635$71,760$69,375$78,220
Cost Above Minimum$0$8,125$0$8,845
Total Invoice$60,297$68,780$66,853$79,493
Adjustments for Features0-594-2,267-6,688
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$60,297$68,186$64,586$72,805
Cost Above Minimum$0$7,889$0$8,219

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

Model Year2017201720172017
ModelCTSCTSE-ClassE-Class
TrimPremium LuxuryV-Sport Premium LuxuryE300AMG E43
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
8-speed manually-shiftable automatic$1300$1300  
9-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1400$1400
RWD$0$0$0 
AWD   $1700
Accessories 
AC power outlet$100$100$100 
Active noise reduction$0$0  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed$1000$1000  
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware  $1200$1200
Automated lane change  $300$300
Electronic engine sound enhancement $0  
Hands-free trunk or liftgate  $100$100
Heated steering wheel$100$100$100 
Power decklid  $350$350
Remote climate control  $25$25
Remote start$150$150  
Remote start via app  $75$75
Remote window/roof operation  $15$15
Sunshades, second row$125$125 $125
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats  $0$0
Active safety seat bolsters  $0$0
Automated stopping system, inattentive driver  $0$0
Backup collision intervention$150$150  
Blind spot intervention  $200$200
Collision preparation system, rear  $100$100
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system  $0$0
Dedicated short-range radio communications (DSRC)$0$0  
Driver drowsiness monitor  $150$150
Evasive maneuver assist  $100$100
Following distance indicator$25$25  
Knee airbag, passenger$100$100  
Pedestrian detection  $50$50
Rollover sensor  $50$50
Safety key$5$5  
Torque vectoring, brake-based  $100$100
Vehicle health reports$0$0  
Vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication$0$0  
Vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication$0$0  
Vehicle-to-X (V2X) communication  $0$0
Cargo Management 
Cargo net$40$40  
Console with shifter$150$150  
Console without shifter  $150$150
Overhead sunglass holder  $25$25
Rear seat pass-through$100$100  
Storage compartment under front seat(s)  $50$50
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Automatic air recirculation  $100$100
Aux input$50$50  
Fragrance atomizer  $200$200
Heated windshield washer nozzles  $15$15
In-vehicle Internet  $150$150
Ionizing air filtration  $50$50
Media drive  $15$15
Navigation map updates, three years  $0$0
Rear air vents  $100$100
Rear air vents with automatic controls$250$250  
SD Card slot  $25$25
Traffic + travel information  $25$25
Traffic information$25$25  
Voice control for external devices$0$0  
Exterior 
Body kit   $0
Rear spoiler   $200
Tow hook(s), front$40$40  
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Adaptive headlights  $200$200
Analog clock  $25 
Approach detection$25$25  
Boost gauge $75 $75
Chronometer   $100
Compass$0$0  
Fog light, rear  $100$100
Interior ambient lighting$150$150  
Interior ambient lighting, configurable  $150$150
LED headlights  $1000$1000
Mirror tilt-down in reverse  $25$25
Power-folding mirrors  $50$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$150
Seats and Interior Trim 
Automatic seat bolsters, driver  $300$300
Automatic seat bolsters, front passenger  $300$300
Coordinated climate control, front seats$25$25  
Door sill trim plates  $100$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$100
Massage, passenger seat  $100$100
Memory system, passenger seat  $150$150
Metal pedals$75$75 $75
Power headrest height adjuster, driver seat  $50$50
Power headrest height adjuster, passenger seat  $50$50
Power seatback bolsters, driver seat$100$100  
Power seatback bolsters, passenger seat$100$100  
Power thigh support length adjuster, driver seat  $100$100
Power thigh support length adjuster, passenger seat  $100$100
Rapid-heating front seats  $0$0
Synthetic suede headliner   $1000
Upholstered instrument panel$300$300 $300
Suspension, Wheels, and Tires 
Adaptive dampers - electrical$500$500 $500
Adaptive dampers - mechanical  $100 
Air suspension, auto-leveling and height adjustable   $1000
Alloy wheels$350 $350$350
Crosswind stabilization  $50$50
Electronic systems calibration selector $200$200$200
Machined alloy wheels $350  
Sport suspension (upgrade) $0 $0
Total Value of Features$6,635$7,260$9,070$13,820
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$625$2,435$7,185
Value of Feature Adjustments0-594-2,267-6,688

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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 in37.4 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room56.9 in57.8 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.8 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.6 in41.7 in
Row 2 Headroom37.5 in38.2 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room54.8 in57.1 in
Row 2 Hip Room53.3 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom35.4 in36.2 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 intervention150No
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
Metal pedals75Yes
Large color reconfigurable instrument cluster display250Yes
Alarm100No
Wheel locks25No
Laminated rear side windows100Yes
Total Requested197588%
Total Not Requested27512%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz E-Class E300

Premium 3 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Around view cameras500Yes
Speed limit information0No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware950Yes
Automated lane change300No
Evasive maneuver assist100No
Active safety seat bolsters0No
Automated stopping system, inattentive driver0No
Power decklid350No
Automatic seat bolsters, driver300No
Automatic seat bolsters, front passenger300No
Massage, driver seat100No
Massage, passenger seat100No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Ionizing air filtration50No
Fragrance atomizer200No
Adaptive headlights200No
Rapid-heating front seats0No
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
Heated front seats200Yes
Satellite radio200Yes
Obstacle detection, front200Yes
Obstacle detection, rear300Yes
Surround sound250Yes
Proximity key250Yes
Blind spot warning system200Yes
Semi-automated parking system500Yes
Rear cross-traffic detection100Yes
Hands-free trunk or liftgate100No
Wireless charging station75Yes
Burmester, 590W, 13 speakers (with subwoofer)350No
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Lane keeping assist system400Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot intervention200No
Total Requested510065%
Total Not Requested275035%
Acoustic Comfort Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sound insulation, additional0No
Laminated front side windows200Yes
Heat-reflective glass0No
Laminated rear side windows100Yes
Total Requested300100%
Total Not Requested00%

Option Package Details
Mercedes-Benz E-Class AMG E43

Acoustic Comfort Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sound insulation, additional0No
Laminated front side windows200Yes
Heat-reflective glass0No
Laminated rear side windows100Yes
Total Requested300100%
Total Not Requested00%
Premium 3 Package
FeatureValueRequested?
Sunshade, rear, power225Yes
Head-up display (HUD)350Yes
Around view cameras300Yes
Speed limit information0No
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed and road sign aware950Yes
Automated lane change300No
Evasive maneuver assist100No
Active safety seat bolsters0No
Automated stopping system, inattentive driver0No
Automatic seat bolsters, driver300No
Automatic seat bolsters, front passenger300No
Massage, driver seat100No
Massage, passenger seat100No
Auto-dimming headlights200Yes
Ionizing air filtration50No
Fragrance atomizer200No
Adaptive headlights200No
Rapid-heating front seats0No
Cross-traffic detection for collision preparation system0No
Collision preparation system, rear100No
Lane keeping assist system400Yes
Lane departure warning system200Yes
Blind spot intervention200No
Total Requested262557%
Total Not Requested195043%

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