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2020 BMW 540 vs. 2019 Cadillac CTS Review

New 2020 BMW 540

2020 BMW
540

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New 2019 Cadillac CTS

2019 Cadillac
CTS

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MSRP*
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$59,450 to $61,750
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$46,995 to $71,795
Invoice* $55,790 to $57,930 $44,645 to $68,205
MPG - City 22 16 - 22
MPG - Hwy 29 - 30 24 - 30
Engine(s) Inline-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested *****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The BMW 540 offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Cadillac CTS. The Cadillac CTS will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the BMW 540.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the BMW 540 as you will with the Cadillac CTS, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The BMW 540 is somewhat more expensive than the Cadillac CTS. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The BMW 540 and the Cadillac CTS have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The BMW 540 is a little wider than the Cadillac CTS, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the BMW 540 takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Cadillac CTS.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the BMW 540 transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Cadillac CTS.

Handling
The BMW 540 has a larger turning radius than the Cadillac CTS, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the BMW 540 and the Cadillac CTS.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the BMW 540 and the Cadillac CTS. With its significantly greater cargo capacity, the BMW 540 will be able to haul more equipment or luggage than the Cadillac CTS.

Warranty
The BMW 540 comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Cadillac CTS.