|2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class||2014 Cadillac CTS|
|Turbocharged 4-cylinder||Powertrain||3.6-liter V-6|
|22 mpg city/31 mpg hwy||Fuel Economy||18 mpg city/27 mpg hwy|
|235 HP||Horsepower||318 HP|
|3,538 lbs.||Curb Weight||3,915 lbs.|
2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2014 Cadillac CTS
Owning a car with the prestige and influence of Mercedes-Benz is a culmination of hard work and determination. While a new Mercedes-Benz is a status symbol of sorts, it doesn’t have to cost you six figures. In fact, the German automaker’s has excelled in the midsize sedan segment by offering an unparalleled combination of affordability, luxury and performance.
Of course, the luxury sedan segment is crowded with competition, many of which have been challenging the C-Class for years. One of the longest-running challengers to the C-Class is the 2014 Cadillac ATS. To help you decide which model best fits your needs, we’re comparing the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2014 Cadillac CTS in a battle of luxury coupes.
The Battle For Performance Supremacy
Comparing the two base models, we can get a good baseline as to which model is the stronger performer. The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is fitted with a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that yields 201 horsepower and 229 pound-feet of torque. That engine pairs with a 7-speed automatic transmission that routes power to the all-wheel drive system. In testing by the EPA, the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is rated for 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
The 2014 Cadillac CTS Coupe takes a different approach to its power with a 318 horsepower 3.6-liter V-6. The larger engine generates more power and about 45 more pound-feet of torque, but it comes at the expense of efficiency and weight. Rated for 18 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, the CTS also weighs nearly 400 pounds more than the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
Experience the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class near Chicago IL
As both automakers recently introduced entry-level models, both the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and 2014 Cadillac CTS have undergone minor growth spurts, however, the C-Class actually dropped weight as it became 1.6-inches wider and 3.7-inches longer from 2014 to 2015. The Cadillac CTS remains the larger of the two vehicles with great overall passenger volume, but the C-Class manages to offer more head room and a larger trunk.
While specs and feature comparisons tell part of the story, the best way to decide whether you prefer the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class or the 2014 Cadillac CTS is to get behind the wheel for a test drive. The next-generation C-Class will arrive at Loeber Motors late in 2014, so schedule a test drive in advance to ensure your spot.