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2019 Cadillac CTS vs. 2020 Lexus ES 300h Review

New 2019 Cadillac CTS

2019 Cadillac
CTS

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New 2020 Lexus ES 300h

2020 Lexus
ES 300h

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MSRP*
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$46,995 to $71,795
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$41,810 to $45,660
Invoice* $44,645 to $68,205 $39,163 to $42,707
MPG - City 16 - 22 43
MPG - Hwy 24 - 30 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 4 years/50,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Lexus ES 300h than the Cadillac CTS, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Cadillac CTS will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Lexus ES 300h.

Convenience
The Lexus ES 300h requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Cadillac CTS, making it more convenient to drive.

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 Cadillac CTS will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Lexus ES 300h, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Cadillac CTS and the Lexus ES 300h have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Cadillac CTS is a little narrower than the Lexus ES 300h, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. When looking at overall length, the Cadillac CTS takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Lexus ES 300h.

Drivetrain
Due to its much higher torque, the engine of the Cadillac CTS does a much better job of transmitting power to the wheels than the Lexus ES 300h.

Handling
The Cadillac CTS has a smaller turning radius than the Lexus ES 300h, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Cadillac CTS has a much more powerful engine than the Lexus ES 300h. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Cadillac CTS and the Lexus ES 300h. The Cadillac CTS has significantly less cargo room than the Lexus ES 300h, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Cadillac CTS comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Lexus ES 300h.