|2017 Cadillac XTS||2017 M-B E-Class|
|3.6-L, V-6||Engine||Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.|
|Six-Speed Auto.||Transmission||Nine-Speed Auto.|
|18 cu.-ft.||Trunk Space||13.1 cu.-ft.|
2017 Cadillac XTS vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
The latest version of the Cadillac XTS luxury sedan available in the Don Wheaton showroom might not be the fastest sedan in its class, but it certainly provides the kind of ride profile and interior environment that has been a Cadillac hallmark for a very long time. Comparing the 2017 Cadillac XTS vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class shows how there is still room for classic design in the quickly changing world of luxury sedans. What make the new Mercedes E-Class sedan such a tough rival for the XTS are the very things that set it apart for a while. The 2017 E-Class sedan has been completely redesigned and outfitted with many of the same high tech features commonly associated with the Cadillac XTS as well as the rest of the automaker’s vehicles found in the Don Wheaton showroom.
Across the luxury sedan class, previous models of the Cadillac XTS and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class have long been at the very top. This battle continues into the current model year. Cadillac engineers and designers have steadily added the latest high-tech features to the XTS over the years. Only a radical redesign to the sedan version of the E-Class has allowed it to gain ground. Both vehicles offer an infotainment system which can be integrated with today’s most popular smartphones and both luxury sedans offer a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. However, Cadillac was an earlier adopter of both of these technologies and has more than a small lead in how its implemented. Be sure to ask a Don Wheaton sales professional about the Cadillac Suite of applications for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Performance of the 2017 XTS
When comparing the base levels of both 2017 XTS and 2017 E-Class, the former has a noticeable advantage over its Mercedes rival. The smooth-driving 2017 Cadillac XTS uses a 3.6-liter, V-6 engine making 304 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque which is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. As for the new E-Class, its base powertrain is a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine making 241 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque which comes attached to a nine-speed automatic transmission. For the 2017 Cadillac XTS, all of these things plus classic Cadillac luxury are available at a price point well under what a competing version of the E-Class would offer.