Comparison - Cadillac CTS Luxury 2019 - vs - Lexus IS 300 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
56,695
Updated: 
05 Sep 2018
40,660
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
19.00gals
17.40gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Satin Steel Metallic
#9ba0ab
Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic
#26313d
Black Raven
#000000
Stellar Black Metallic
#000000
Red Obsession Tintcoat
#85001f
Radiant Silver Metallic
#dadedd
Crystal White Tricoat
#dde0db

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

Although a lot of car shoppers are gravitating more toward crossovers these days, luxury sedans remain essential vehicles for many manufacturers. The 2019 Cadillac CTS is indicative of that, and it features traits Cadillac wants to be known for: unmistakable design, sporty driving characteristics and modern in-car technology.

Pros
All versions have precise handling
V-Sport engine offers outstanding acceleration

Cons
Overly firm ride quality on some versions
Rear-seat room is smaller than some competitors'
Touch-panel center console controls are distracting
Base engine lacks refinement

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Cadillac CTS reminds us just how good sports sedans can be.

Pros
Edgy style inside and out
Sports sedan handling
Thrilling V-Sport
Comfortable front seats

Cons
Shows its age in a few ways
Should have more active safety gear standard
Very thirsty
Expensive with options

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2019 Cadillac CTS ranked #7 in Luxury Midsize Cars. Currently the Cadillac CTS has a score of 8.3 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 42 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Excellent handling
Powerful engine options
Comfortable front seats

Cons
Poor predicted reliability rating
Below-average trunk space
Unintuitive infotainment system
Mediocre fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

For 2018, the Lexus IS 300 gains a four-cylinder and rear-wheel-drive version in its lineup. In actuality, though, this is just last year's IS 200t renamed. The all-wheel-drive version still has a V6 engine, and it gets a 5-horsepower boost (to 260 hp).

PROS
Ride quality is smooth and comfortable on bumpy roads
Cabin is well-isolated from noise
Offers more features for the money compared to German alternatives

CONS
Optional Remote Touch infotainment system is distracting to use
V6 power compares to smaller turbo engines, but isn't as efficient
Handling capabilities do little to create driver excitement

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Lexus IS ranked #11 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Lexus IS has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 36 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Upscale interior
Quick acceleration
Cushioned ride

Cons
Subpar fuel economy
Undersized trunk
Frustrating infotainment system controller

By: 
usnews.com

The Lexus IS needs more powertrain guts, and more styling glory, to tackle the cars it wants to take down.

Pros
Lots of standard equipment
Subtle, stylish look
Swift-shifting 8-speed
Long options list
F Sport headed in the right direction

Cons
Too many cooks under the hood
Awkward powertrain walk
Pricey options
Tight rear seats

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
18.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
26.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.60L
3.50L
Torque: 
285ft-lbs
at 5 300rpm
Horsepower: 
335hp
at 6 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet
35.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
leather steering wheel
keyless ignition
turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Sun sensor
electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
tilt and telescopic steering wheel
universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
heated steering wheel
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
195.50in
184.30in
Width: 
72.20in
71.30in
Height: 
57.20in
56.30in
Ground Clearance: 
5.10in
Wheel Base: 
114.60in
110.20in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.40
Rear Head Room: 
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
45.70in
Rear leg room: 
35.40in
Front Hip Room: 
53.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
53.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
54.80in

Weights and capacites

Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
13.70cu.ft
10.80cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3924.00lbs
3737.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Center limited slip differential

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
hands-free entry
Heated mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
bucket front seats
height adjustable passenger seat
multi-level heating driver seat
ventilated driver seat
ventilated passenger seat
leather
8 -way power passenger seat
height adjustable driver seat
multi-level heating passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
folding with pass-thru center armrest
rear ventilation ducts
Split-folding rear seatback
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Stabilizer bar stabilizer bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Stabilizer bar stabilizer bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
four-wheel independent suspension,
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
speed sensitive volume control
Bose premium brand speakers
auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
USB connection
13 total speakers
surround audio surround audio (discrete)
10 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio Satellite Radio
USB Connection
293 Watts Stereo Output

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 8.5 In
17 X 7.5
Wheels more: 
polished alloy wheels
P245/45R17 tires
17 x 8.5 in. wheels
Run flat tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front Ventilated Disc Brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear Ventilated Disc Brakes
Rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Rear door child safety locks
Turn signal mirrors
stability control
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
auto delay off headlamps
tire pressure monitoring
xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
brake drying
Rear center 3-point belt
post-collision safety system
child seat anchors
Emergency braking assist
adaptive headlights
Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp

Options

Packages: 
Summer/Winter Mat Package
V-Sport Package
All-Weather Mat Protection Package
Premium Plus Package
Premium Package
F SPORT W/All-Season Tires
Comfort Package
F SPORT Package W/18" Wheels And All-Season Tires
Exterior Options: 
Front License Plate Bracket
Rear Spoiler
19" Ultra Silver Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Locks
19" Ultra Silver Premium Painted Alloy Wheels
19" After Midnight Premium Painted Alloy Wheels
Chrome Grille
Ground Effects Kit
18" x 8.5" 15-Spoke Polished Alloy Wheels
Black Chrome Wheel Insert
19" Matte Black Painted Alloy Wheels
Bright Chrome Wheel Insert
19" Manoogian Premium Painted Alloy Wheels
19" Gloss Black Premium Painted Aluminum Wheels
Bright Chrome Rear Fascia Molding
18" x 8.5" Premium Painted 15-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Black Chrome Grille
Adaptive Front Lighting System
Rear Spoiler
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Film By 3M
18" Mesh Alloy Wheels
F SPORT 18" Five-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Door Edge Guard
Body Side Moldings
18" Aluminum Alloy Wheels W/Summer Tires
Rear Bumper Applique
Premium Paint
Interior Options: 
Sapele High-Gloss Wood Interior Trim Kit
Natural Sapele Wood Interior Trim Kit
Brushed Aluminum Sport Pedal Cover Set
Natural Elm Wood Interior Trim Kit
Cabin Filter
Premium Carpeted Floor Mats
Premium All-Weather Cargo Mat
Black Olive Ash Burl Wood Interior Trim Kit
Rear Camera Mirror
Premium All-Weather Floor Mats
Black Suede Steering Wheel
V-Sport Logo Premium Carpeted Floor Mats
Aluminum Interior Trim Kit
Morello Carbon Fiber Interior Trim Kit
Collapsible Cargo Area Organizer
Black Carbon Fiber Interior Trim Kit
F SPORT Steering Wheel W/Paddle Shifters
Navigation System
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
F SPORT Key Gloves
Navigation System/Mark Levinson Audio System
Heated Steering Wheel W/Paddle Shifters
Carpet Trunk Mat
F SPORT Perforated Leather Heated Steering Wheel
Illuminated Door Sills
All-Weather Floor Liners
Power Rear Sunshade
Key Gloves

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Very Light Cashmere w/Jet Black Accents, leather
#ceb795
Jet Black w/Jet Black Accents, leather
#000000
Light Platinum w/Jet Black Accents, leather
#8b857b