Test drives on both vehicles produced tremendous rivaling results, save for a few features that make either vehicle stand. Nonetheless, the focus is the Mercedes 2016 E Class, which will be available in several models, from Coupe to Wagon. So what are the true reasons to warrant the car buyer to forgo a Cadillac CTS and settle for the 2016 E Class Mercedes?
Top 10 Reasons to Buy a 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class - The Pros
1) Outstanding Fuel Economy
As every driver dreams of a car that doesn’t guzzle gallons of fuel, one can take immediate delight in the 2016 E-Class Mercedes. The luxurious midsize coupe manages an EPA of 28/48 mpg in city and highway driving. This is a major blow on the Cadillac CTS 2016, which falls behind with an EPA of 20/30 mpg city and highway driving. Surprisingly enough, the Mercedes also holds more fuel than the Cadillac—a fuel tank capacity of 21.1 against 19.
2) Classic Sedan Exterior
The 2016 Mercedes Benz E Class carries the classic design they used on the 2015 model. But anyone can always tell a Mercedes from a distance; the vehicles always carry an exclusive streamlined body with a gleam that leaves a lasting impression. The 2016 Cadillac CTS comes in with an exterior that looks almost like the Mercedes coupe; it can get confusing.
3) More Exterior Colors
Even though Mercedes has dropped several color options for the 2016 model, the E-Class lover can still enjoy two more extra colors compared to the Cadillac. For 2016, the midsize sedan will be in hues ranging from designo diamond, iridium silver, lunar blue, black, indigo blue, obsidian black, steel gray, dolomite brown, designo red cardinal, diamond silver, polar white and selenite grey.
4) A lot of Engine Power
The 2016 E-Class Mercedes all come with a standard turbo-diesel four cylinder engine. Under the hood is nothing less of a V6 in the E35 model and a twin turbo charged V8 engine for the E63 AMGS. All this power and the engine still manage to be the quietest as it picks up magnificently from every stop. The Cadillac also boasts of a 4 cylinder engine but the struggle comes in its power, 272HP at 5500rpm which leaves it panting behind the Mercedes E Class.
5) Classy Interior
Mercedes has never failed when it comes to interior design, so the potential buyer is set to be dazzled by the amount of aesthetics used on the inside. All seats don high quality leather and include heat-cool technology on request. A special unique feature is the Lumbar technology in the seats that massages your back to reduce the discomfort of a long drive. Those who got to test drive this luxurious machine also appreciate the rear spacious seats that add to the overall interior appeal.
6) Great Entertainment Options
There can never be a boring day inside the 2016 Mercedes Benz E Class given the state-of-the-art surround system it boasts of. The driver gets an AM-FM stereo radio with the option of adding HD and Satellite radio. Part of the entertainment includes MP3 player, CD player and an auxiliary audio input port. Other optional entertainment features include hard disk drive and a premium sound system.
7) Safe on the Road
The 2016 Mercedes E-Class has impressive security data scores. It has technology that warns against oncoming collisions simultaneously activating the brake system. Additionally, there is driver drowsiness monitoring technology included, a feature also used in the upcoming Range Rover Evogue 2016. There are plenty of airbags inside protecting the driver side, passengers, rear and side head space as well as side air bags.
Additional safety measures can be installed on request. This include blind spot monitoring technology, lane departure monitoring, and auto headlight leveling for better road viewing while driving at night or in foggy environments. The buyer will also get child safety locks, electronic stability and traction control as additional features on safety.
8) Extra Features
Everything thrown into this midsize coupe is designed to give the driver the most comfortable driving experience. Among other amenities offered, the Mercedes 2016 E-Class features convenient auto-off headlight technology, vehicle anti-theft technology, and intermittent/rain sensing wipers. Other perks to expect include:
- Heated mirror to prevent frosting
- Electrochromic technology on rear view mirrors
- Adjustable steering wheel
- Mirror memory
- Cruise control
- Keyless entry
- Remote trunk release and universal garage door opening technology
9) Strong Body
As part of Mercedes tradition, this new model couldn’t resist the excellent built quality found in its predecessors. It also spots a sliding sunroof and a moon roof; features you will find optional in Cadillac CTS 2016. Additionally, the driver can also get a dual moon-roof, panoramic roof, and a rear spoiler on request.
10) Good Price
The Mercedes 2016 Benz E Class will retail a little on the high side than the Cadillac. The starting price is around $50,000 comparing to Cadillac’s $45,000 starting price. But if one can spend an extra $5k to get more engine power, fuel capacity, stronger body and extra interior amenities, it’s totally worth it.
Reasons you may not want to buy a 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class - The Cons1) Non-athletic Handling
According to some critic reviews, the steering wheel isn’t as steady as one would expect. The car also lacks the handling capabilities found on the likes of the Cadillac CTS 2016 or BMW.
2) Overly Expensive
For anyone who doesn’t mind doing without those extra amenities and horsepower, the Cadillac may come out as a cheaper alternative of the two.
3) Same Design
The body design looks exactly like the 2015 version—so much that one may look forward to a new bumper style or rear spoiler.
With slight drawbacks that can easily be ignored, the 2016 Mercedes Benz E-class is a sturdy and luxurious midsize sedan to drive. It picks up smoothly on the highway and boats of a fuel economy most sedans in its range can only dream of.