The Cadillac CTS-V is considered a great sedan, but it isn’t without competition. A couple of the toughest competitors are the Mercedes C55 AMG and the Chrysler 300C SRT-8. Many consumers have a hard time comparing and contrasting these vehicles to decide which is best for them. Despite being in nearly the same class and being quite similar, there are some differences between the three vehicles that are competing for every sale.The first difference that average consumers will notice is the price differences between these vehicles. The Mercedes is the highest priced out of the group, coming in at over $54,000, the CTS-V is not too far behind the C55 AMG, with the suggested retail priced at $50,945. The Chrysler is the vehicle that stands out in the price department, as it has a suggested retail price of $39,920. While the price differences seem huge, many consumers are willing to pay more for a vehicle that will hold up well over time and has a great reputation for luxury as well as reliability.
The CTS-V, C55 AMG, and 300 have different engines in addition to other prices. The CTS-V is equipped with a 6.0 liter V8 engine that produces 400 horsepower and is quite easy to handle. The C55 AMG has been fitted with a 5.4 liter V8 that produces 362 horsepower and the 300 boasts a 6.1 liter V8 engine that provides consumers with 425 horsepower. Fuel efficiency is somewhat similar in all vehicles, with each of them getting an average of 16 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway, which is not at all bad.
The wheelbase on each of these vehicles varies, but just by a few inches. The wheelbase on the CTS-V measures 113.4 inches, the C55 AMG sedan measures 106.9 inches, and the 300 comes in at 120 inches. Because of the difference in wheelbase measurements, there are some differences in what the interior of each of these vehicles can offer the consumer. All three of the vehicles seat five people.
All three vehicles are powered by the rear wheels. Antilock brakes are standard on all three, as is a CD player, yet a DVD player is only standard on the CTS-V, which is a nice feature for families. Features such as air conditioning, driver and passenger airbag, power locks and windows, and a sunroof are standard on the Cadillac, the Mercedes , and the Chrysler, making these three vehicles quite similar in all aspects. While there are similarities, the Mercedes and the Chrysler simply are not Cadillacs, and that speaks volumes about their overall attractiveness.