2020 Cadillac CT6-V vs. 2020 Mercedes AMG E-Class Wagon

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Safety

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Over 200 people are killed each year when backed over by motor vehicles. The CT6-V has standard Reverse Automatic Braking that uses rear sensors to monitor and automatically apply the brakes to prevent a rear collision. The AMG E-Class Wagon doesn’t offer backup collision prevention brakes.

An active infrared night vision system standard on the CT6-V helps the driver to more easily detect people, animals or other objects in front of the vehicle at night. Using an infrared camera and near-infrared lights to detect heat, the system then displays the image on a monitor in the dashboard. The AMG E-Class Wagon doesn’t offer a night vision system.

Both the CT6-V and the AMG E-Class Wagon have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, height adjustable front shoulder belts, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning and available around view monitors.

Warranty

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Cadillac’s powertrain warranty covers the CT6-V 2 years and 20,000 miles longer than Mercedes covers the AMG E-Class Wagon. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 6 years or 70,000 miles. Coverage on the AMG E-Class Wagon ends after only 4 years or 50,000 miles.

The CT6-V’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the AMG E-Class Wagon’s (6 vs. 5 years).

There are over 2 times as many Cadillac dealers as there are Mercedes dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the CT6-V’s warranty.

Engine

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The CT6-V’s 4.2 turbo V8 produces 13 lbs.-ft. more torque (640 vs. 627) than the AMG E-Class Wagon’s 4.0 turbo V8.

Fuel Economy and Range

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The CT6-V has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The AMG E-Class Wagon doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Transmission

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A 10-speed automatic is standard on the Cadillac CT6-V, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a nine-speed automatic is available for the AMG E-Class Wagon.

Tires and Wheels

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The CT6-V has a standard space-saver spare tire so you can replace a flat tire and drive to have the flat repaired or replaced. A spare tire isn’t available on the AMG E-Class Wagon; it requires you to depend on roadside assistance and your vehicle will have to be towed.

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the CT6-V’s wheelbase is 6.7 inches longer than on the AMG E-Class Wagon (122.4 inches vs. 115.7 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the CT6-V is 1.2 inches wider in the rear than on the AMG E-Class Wagon.

For better maneuverability, the CT6-V’s turning circle is 3.9 feet tighter than the AMG E-Class Wagon’s (37.1 feet vs. 41 feet).

Chassis

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The Cadillac CT6-V may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 250 pounds less than the Mercedes AMG E-Class Wagon.

The CT6-V uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The AMG E-Class Wagon doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

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The CT6-V has 2.7 inches more front headroom, 4.9 inches more front legroom, .5 inches more front shoulder room and 4.6 inches more rear legroom than the AMG E-Class Wagon.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the CT6-V Platinum’s rear seats recline. The AMG E-Class Wagon’s middle row seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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With its sedan body style and remote trunk release lockout, the CT6-V offers cargo security. The AMG E-Class Wagon’s hatchback body style and non-lockable remote release defeat cargo security.

Servicing Ease

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J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Cadillac service is better than Mercedes. J.D. Power ranks Cadillac third in service department satisfaction. With a 10% lower rating, Mercedes is ranked fifth.

Ergonomics

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The CT6-V’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge - which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The AMG E-Class Wagon does not have an oil pressure gauge.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the CT6-V has standard extendable sun visors. The AMG E-Class Wagon doesn’t offer extendable visors.

A power rear sunshade and manual rear side window sunshades are standard in the CT6-V to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The AMG E-Class Wagon doesn’t offer a rear sunshade.

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