Cadillac CTS vs. Lexus ES

Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic
VS
Eminent White Pearl

Key Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$41,142 - $46,155
$39,148 - $42,569

Expert Rating

Expert Rating
Not Available

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews
4.43 / 5
7 Reviews
4.88 / 5
24 Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
420 hp
268 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.6L V6 Twin Turbo DI DOHC VVT (420 hp [313 kW] @ 5750 rpm 430 lb
3.6L V6 TWIN TURBO DI DOHC VVT
3.5L V6 DOHC 24V Dual VVT

Interior Features

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Not Available

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Not Available
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.7 in.
41.9 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.4 in.
37.5 - 37.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.4 in.
40 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
36.9 - 37.5 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.7 cu. ft.
15.2 cu. ft.

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Not Available
Optional

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Not Available
Optional

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
114.6 in.
111 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.7 ft.
37.4 ft.

Length

Length
195.5 in.
193.3 in.

Width

Width
72.2 in.
71.7 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
3992 .lbs
3571 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
420 hp
268 hp

Torque

Torque
430 ft. lbs.
248 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional
Not Available

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
19 gal.
17.2 gal.

Combined

Combined
8 - 12 mpg
11 - 15 mpg

City

City
16 mpg
21 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 mpg
30 mpg

Safety Features

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Optional

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Sedan
Lexus ES

Body Style

Body Style
4 Door Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
97.0 ft³.
100.1 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
3992 lbs.
3571 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
19 mpg.
24 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
16 mpg.
21 mpg.

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
24 mpg.
30 mpg.

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.3
7.4

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs.
1000 lbs.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs.
100 lbs.

Engine Order Code

Engine Order Code
LF3
Not Available

Engine Type

Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas V6
Regular Unleaded V-6

Displacement

Displacement
3.6L/220
3.5 L/211

Fuel System

Fuel System
SIDI
Sequential MPI

Trans Order Code

Trans Order Code
MGG
Not Available

Trans Type

Trans Type
8
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.60
3.30

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.72
1.90

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.86
1.42

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.46
1.00

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.23
0.71

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00
0.61

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.82
Not Available

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69
Not Available

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.06
4.15

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85
3.46

Total Cooling System Capacity

Total Cooling System Capacity
11.9 qts.
Not Available

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Strut

Front Tire Order Code

Front Tire Order Code
RHS - RKK
Not Available

Rear Tire Order Code

Rear Tire Order Code
RHS - RKK
Not Available

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P245/40R18 - P255/35R19
P215/55VR17 - P225/45R18

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P245/40R18 - P255/35R19
P215/55VR17 - P225/45R18

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 - 19 x 8.5 in.
17 - 18 X 7.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.5 - 19 x 8.5 in.
17 - 18 X 7.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Pwr
Rack-Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.4
Not Available

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.5
Not Available

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.7 ft.
37.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
Pwr
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
Yes
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.6 in.
11.6 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.4 in.
11 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
19.0 gal.
17.2 gal.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.4 in.
37.5 - 37.7 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
45.7 in.
41.9 in.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
56.9 in.
57.6 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
53.8 in.
54.8 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.5 in.
36.9 - 37.5 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
35.4 in.
40 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
54.8 in.
55 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
53.3 in.
53.8 in.

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
114.6 in.
111 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
195.5 in.
193.3 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.2 in.
71.7 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
57.2 in.
57.1 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
61.4 in.
62.6 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
61.7 in.
62 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13.7 ft³.
15.2 ft³.

Model Group

Model Group
CTS
ES350

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate Luxury
Intermediate Luxury

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
3.6
3.5

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
aluminum

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
6
6

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4