Comparison - Lexus IS 350 2019 - vs - Cadillac CTS Premium Luxury 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
$
44,095
Updated: 
28 Nov 2018
61,495
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.40gals
19.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Nightfall Mica
#1A2D51
Liquid Platinum
#A6A7A8
Nebula Gray Pearl
#4F5052
Atomic Silver
#ABAAB8
Redline
#C42A28
Obsidian
#090909
Caviar
#2E2E2E
Eminent White Pearl
#F2F2F2
Color: 
BLACK RAVEN
#1B1919
RADIANT SILVER METALLIC
#D0D1D3
SILVER MOONLIGHT
#9DAAB3
DARK ADRIATIC BLUE
#22304A
PHANTOM GRAY
#58595C
SATIN STEEL
#888D94
STELLAR BLACK
#1C1A1B
RED OBSESSION
#A60012
CRYSTAL WHITE
#EEEEEE

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

At rest, the 2019 Lexus IS 350 might look like an uncompromising sports car, with its pinched grille, prominent air intakes and aggressive body lines. But make no mistake: The IS prioritizes comfort and cruising over athletic performance, owing to a well-honed ride, hushed cabin and a generous set of features.New upgraded LED headlights option.Amazon Alexa-integrated voice commands

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
Handling capabilities don't create much driver excitement
A tighter back seat than those of rivals

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2019 Lexus IS ranked #17 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Lexus IS has a score of 7.9 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 32 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Elegant, comfortable interior
Smooth, relaxing ride
Sporty handling with F Sport package

Cons
Awkward infotainment system
Small trunk
Poor fuel economy

By: 
usnews.com

Pros
Statement-making styling,
on-point chassis setup,
standard driver assists.

Cons
Subpar infotainment system,
below-average fuel economy,
engines need more oomph.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Cadillac CTS ranked #6 in Luxury Midsize Cars. Currently the Cadillac CTS has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 43 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Punchy twin-turbo V6 and supercharged V8 engines
Athletic handling
State-of-the-art tech features

Cons
Cramped back seats
Unrefined four-cylinder base engine
Low gas mileage estimates
Below-average predicted reliability

By: 
usnews.com

The midsize luxury sedan segment is packed with great choices. To succeed, the 2018 Cadillac CTS can't just copy the more popular German or Japanese models. Instead, Cadillac has focused on giving buyers unmistakable design, sporty driving characteristics and modern in-car technology.

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

CONS
Rear seat room is smaller than for some competitors
Touch panel center console controls are distracting
Base engine lacks refinement

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Cadillac CTS puts German rivals on handling notice.

Pros
Stunning sharp lines, sleek cockpit
A no-excuses rival for German handling
Hugely satisfying VSport model
Great 8-speed automatic

Cons
Well, there’s no wagon...
CUE interface ready for Version 2.0
V-6 doesn’t outrun turbo-4 by a lot

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.60L
Torque: 
280ft-lbs
at 4 800rpm
285ft-lbs
at 5 300rpm
Horsepower: 
335hp
at 6 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.40Feet
39.00Feet

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
yes
Side view Camera: 
no
yes
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Heated Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Driver Assisted Parking Assist

Exterior Dimensions

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

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.20
40.40
Rear Head Room: 
36.90
37.50
Front Leg Room: 
44.80in
45.70in
Rear leg room: 
32.20in
35.40in
Front Hip Room: 
54.30in
53.80in
Front Shoulder Room: 
55.90in
56.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.00in
53.30in
Rear Shoulder room: 
53.40in
54.80in

Weights and capacites

Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
10.80cu.ft
13.70cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3737.00lbs
4016.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
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
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Multi-Level Heating
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear 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: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Keyless Ignition
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Three Zone Climate Control

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
10 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
293 Watts Stereo Output
Surround Audio Surround Audio (Discrete)
13 Total Speakers
USB Connection
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Bose Premium Brand Speakers
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.5 In.
18 X 8.5 In
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Run Flat Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
255.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
35
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18

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: 
Ventilated front 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: 
yes
no
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: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Premium Package
Summer/Winter Mat Package
V-Sport Package
Technology Package
All-Weather Mat Protection Package
Performance Seat And Cluster Package
Exterior Options: 
Adaptive Front Lighting System
Alloy Wheel Locks
Rear Spoiler
Door Edge Film By 3M
Triple Beam Headlamps
Door Edge Guard
Rear Bumper Applique
Body Side Moldings
Red Painted Engine Cover
Front License Plate Bracket
Rear Spoiler
19" X 8.5" 10-Spoke Polished Alloy Wheels
Wheel Locks
19" Ultra Silver Premium Painted Alloy Wheels
19" After Midnight Premium Painted Alloy Wheels
18" X 8.5" 15-Spoke Polished Alloy Wheels
Black Chrome Wheel Insert
19" Matte Black Painted Alloy Wheels
18" X 8.5" 10-Spoke Polished Aluminum Wheels
Bright Chrome Wheel Insert
19" Manoogian Premium Painted Alloy Wheels
19" Ultra-Silver Painted Alloy Wheels
19" Gloss Black Premium Painted Aluminum Wheels
Bright Chrome Rear Fascia Molding
Interior Options: 
Heated And Ventilated Front Seats
Navigation System/Mark Levinson Audio System
Navigation System
Cargo Net
All-Weather Floor Mats
Heated Steering Wheel W/Paddle Shifters
Key Gloves W/F Logo
Universal Tablet Holder
Carpet Trunk Mat
Illuminated Door Sills
All-Weather Floor Liners
Power Rear Sunshade
Key Gloves
Natural Sapele Wood Interior Trim Kit
Sapele High-Gloss Wood Interior Trim Kit
Natural Elm Wood Interior Trim Kit
Black Olive Ash Burl Wood Interior Trim Kit
Premium Carpeted Floor Mats
Premium All-Weather Cargo Mat
Cabin Filter
Premium All-Weather Floor Mats
Black Suede Steering Wheel
Brushed Aluminum Pedal Cover Set
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

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Black, leather
#252525
Chateau, leather
#9E816F
Flaxen, leather
#997153
Nuance Black, leatherette
#FFFFFF