Chrysler 300 vs Cadillac CTS

2016 Cadillac CTS
2016 Cadillac CTS
$45,560MSRP
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2023 Chrysler 300
2023 Chrysler 300
$33,545MSRP
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2016 Cadillac CTS
$45,560MSRP
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2023 Chrysler 300
$33,545MSRP
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Overview

MSRP

$45,560

MSRP

$33,545

Average price

$13,870

Average price

$18,418

Listings

1311

Listings

5406
Ratings & Reviews
User Reviews
User Reviews

Expert reviews

8.3 out of 10

Expert reviews

5.8 out of 10
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Powerful engine
  • Good value for money
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Outdated technology
  • Unimpressive safety ratings

Reviews Summary

Every brand needs to undergo occasional makeovers to keep its product portfolio relevant. Brands like Lexus and Jaguar have been doing this the last 5 to 10 years, but the brand that took it upon itself to reinvent its image, and the car that started it all, was the CTS. It arrived in 2002 and was the first truly modern Cadillac. Unlike its big land-barge predecessors, the CTS was taut and featured angular styling and forward-looking engines and technology.

Each successive generation of the CTS has seen an evolution of the angles, the powertrains, and the tech, culminating with this car: the 2016 Cadillac CTS. The third generation of the CTS is the largest, most refined, and most high-tech version of the car to date. The third generation of the CTS debuted for the 2015 model year, and is largely carried over to 2016, save for a few key updates.

Reviews Summary

That bellowing is courtesy of a 6.4-liter Hemi, returning to the Chrysler 300 for the first time since 2014. Available only in the limited-production 300C model, it puts enough power to the rear wheels to effortlessly repave the roads with rubber. Fortunately, Chrysler fortifies the 300C with wheel, tire, suspension, and braking upgrades to help drivers make the most of the muscle under the hood. Naturally, there is also an active exhaust system that makes plenty of noise.

Verdict: Even as it ages toward retirement, the Chrysler 300 remains a strikingly attractive, large sedan. With an available 6.4-liter V8 engine, it packs the firepower to support its muscle-car looks. However, the aging platform leaves much to be desired in terms of tech, comfort, and safety.

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Popular Features & Specs

Engine

2.0L 268 hp I4

Engine

3.6L 292 hp V6

Drive Train

RWD

Drive Train

RWD

Seating Capacity

5

Seating Capacity

5

Horsepower

268 hp @ 5600 rpm

Horsepower

292 hp @ 6350 rpm

MPG City

21

MPG City

19

MPG Highway

31

MPG Highway

30
2016 Cadillac CTS
2016 Cadillac CTS
$45,560MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Chrysler 300
2023 Chrysler 300
$33,545MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2016 Cadillac CTS
$45,560MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
2023 Chrysler 300
$33,545MSRP
Overview
Overview
OverviewShop Now
Overview
MSRP
$45,560
$33,545
Average price
$13,870
$18,418
Listings
Ratings & Reviews
User reviews
4.5
4.6
Expert reviews

8.3 out of 10

Read full review

5.8 out of 10

Read full review
Pros & cons
Pros
  • Stylish design
  • Powerful engine
  • Good value for money
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy
  • Outdated technology
  • Unimpressive safety ratings
Summary

Every brand needs to undergo occasional makeovers to keep its product portfolio relevant. Brands like Lexus and Jaguar have been doing this the last 5 to 10 years, but the brand that took it upon itself to reinvent its image, and the car that started it all, was the CTS. It arrived in 2002 and was the first truly modern Cadillac. Unlike its big land-barge predecessors, the CTS was taut and featured angular styling and forward-looking engines and technology.

Each successive generation of the CTS has seen an evolution of the angles, the powertrains, and the tech, culminating with this car: the 2016 Cadillac CTS. The third generation of the CTS is the largest, most refined, and most high-tech version of the car to date. The third generation of the CTS debuted for the 2015 model year, and is largely carried over to 2016, save for a few key updates.

That bellowing is courtesy of a 6.4-liter Hemi, returning to the Chrysler 300 for the first time since 2014. Available only in the limited-production 300C model, it puts enough power to the rear wheels to effortlessly repave the roads with rubber. Fortunately, Chrysler fortifies the 300C with wheel, tire, suspension, and braking upgrades to help drivers make the most of the muscle under the hood. Naturally, there is also an active exhaust system that makes plenty of noise.

Verdict: Even as it ages toward retirement, the Chrysler 300 remains a strikingly attractive, large sedan. With an available 6.4-liter V8 engine, it packs the firepower to support its muscle-car looks. However, the aging platform leaves much to be desired in terms of tech, comfort, and safety.

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Popular Features & Specs
Engine
2.0L 268 hp I4
3.6L 292 hp V6
Drive Train
RWD
RWD
Seating Capacity
5
5
Horsepower
268 hp @ 5600 rpm
292 hp @ 6350 rpm
MPG City
21
19
MPG Highway
31
30
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