2023 Cadillac CT5 vs. 2023 Lexus IS 350 | NewCars.com

2023 Cadillac CT5 vs. 2023 Lexus IS 350 Review

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2023 Cadillac
CT5

MSRP*: $38,195 to $43,895
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2023 Lexus
IS 350

MSRP*: $43,160 to $46,410
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MPG - City 22 MPG 19 - 20 MPG
MPG - Hwy 30 MPG 26 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 237-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 311-hp, 3.5-liter, V6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive
Horsepower 237 hp 311 hp
Exterior Length 193.8 in 185.4 in
Exterior Width 74.1 in 72.4 in
Leg Room Front 42.4 in
Rear 37.9 in
Front 44.8 in
Rear 32.2 in
Head Room Front 39.0 in
Rear 36.6 in
Front 38.2 in
Rear 36.9 in

*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
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Cadillac CT5 than the Lexus IS 350. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Cadillac CT5, drivers may find the Lexus IS 350 a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Cadillac CT5 as you will with the Lexus IS 350, 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). When looking only at MSRP, the Cadillac CT5 will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Lexus IS 350.

Dimensions
Since the Cadillac CT5 is much wider than the Lexus IS 350, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. For some people, bigger is better. If that's the case for you, then you'll be happier with the Cadillac CT5, which is slightly longer than the Lexus IS 350.

Handling
The Cadillac CT5 has a significantly larger turning radius than the Lexus IS 350, making it much more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Cadillac CT5 is significantly less powerful than the Lexus IS 350. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Powertrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Cadillac CT5 does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus IS 350.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Cadillac CT5 and the Lexus IS 350.