2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan vs 2018 Cadillac CTS Sedan

Although it may be tempting to buy from one of the cheaper luxury brands, Mercedes-Benz vehicles offer greater value for not much more than low-end luxury brands. See how the E 300 Sedan compares with the 2018 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Sedan vs 2018 Cadillac CTS Sedan comparison chart below.

Although the E 300 Sedan is about $6,000 more expensive than the CTS Standard Sedan, this comparison is a clear example of "getting what you paid for". Both sedans sport a 2.0L Turbo engine, but the E 300 Sedan's advanced transmission delivers faster shift times. The CTS Standard does generate slightly higher output, but the E 300's 241 horsepower is plenty thrilling. The most striking difference between the two models is the number of standard safety features--it's clear that E 300 Sedan drivers will be better protected behind the wheel. 

2018 E-Class Sedan in Silver vs 2018 Cadillac CTS Sedan in Black

2018 Mercedes-Benz E 300 Sedan


2018 Cadillac CTS Standard Sedan

Base Price $46,495
2.0L Turbo & 9G-TRONIC automatic
Engine & Transmission 2.0L Turbo & 8-speed automatic
241 horsepower & 273 lb-ft of torque
Horsepower & Torque 268 horsepower & 295 lb-ft of torque
19 # of Standard Safety Features 4

*MSRP does not include transportation charge. Excludes options, taxes, title, registration, and Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead prep. Options, model availability, and price may vary. See Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead for details.

2018 E 300 Sedan Safety Features

Based on the number of safety features offered as standard equipment on the E 300 Sedan vs the CTS Standard Sedan, it's clear that the E 300 Sedan is the most focused on safety. Mercedes-Benz offers several of its exclusive safety technologies as standard equipment on many of its models. 

Of the E 300 Sedan's 19 standard safety features, we've listed a few key ones:

  • Rearview Camera
  • Car-to-X Communication
  • Active Brake Assist
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • 9-Way Air Bag Protection
  • ...and many more!