2020 Kia K900 vs. 2020 Cadillac CT5

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Safety

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To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the K900. But it costs extra on the CT5.

The K900’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The CT5 doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the K900 and the CT5 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, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights and rearview cameras.

The Kia K900 weighs 835 to 1003 pounds more than the Cadillac CT5. The NHTSA advises that heavier cars are much safer in collisions than their significantly lighter counterparts.

Warranty

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The K900 comes with a full 5-year/60,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire car and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The CT5’s 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 10,000 miles sooner.

Kia’s powertrain warranty covers the K900 4 years and 30,000 miles longer than Cadillac covers the CT5. Any repair needed on the engine, transmission, axles, joints or driveshafts is fully covered for 10 years or 100,000 miles. Coverage on the CT5 ends after only 6 years or 70,000 miles.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Kia vehicles are better in initial quality than Cadillac vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Kia second in initial quality, above the industry average. With 30 more problems per 100 vehicles, Cadillac is ranked 17th, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Kia vehicles are more reliable than Cadillac vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Kia 10th in reliability, above the industry average. With 40 more problems per 100 vehicles, Cadillac is ranked 23rd.

From surveys of all its subscribers, Consumer Reports’ December 2019 Auto Issue reports that Kia vehicles are more reliable than Cadillac vehicles. Consumer Reports ranks Kia 21 places higher in reliability than Cadillac.

Engine

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The K900’s 3.3 turbo V6 produces 128 more horsepower (365 vs. 237) and 118 lbs.-ft. more torque (376 vs. 258) than the CT5’s standard 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder. The K900’s 3.3 turbo V6 produces 30 more horsepower (365 vs. 335) than the CT5’s optional 3.0 turbo V6.

As tested in Motor Trend the Kia K900 is faster than the Cadillac CT5 turbo 4 cyl.:

K900

CT5

Zero to 60 MPH

5.4 sec

7.1 sec

Quarter Mile

13.9 sec

15.3 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

102.2 MPH

91.9 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Kia K900 uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended for maximum performance). The CT5 requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The K900 has 3.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the CT5 (20.3 vs. 17 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the K900’s brake rotors are larger than those on the CT5:

K900

CT5

CT5 Sport

Front Rotors

14.2 inches

12.6 inches

13.6 inches

Rear Rotors

13.4 inches

12.4 inches

12.4 inches

The K900’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the CT5 are solid, not vented.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction and acceleration, the K900 has larger rear tires than the CT5 (275/40R19 vs. 245/45R18).

The K900’s 275/40R19 rear tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the CT5’s standard 45 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the K900 has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the CT5.

The K900 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 CT5; it requires you to depend on its optional run-flat tires, which limits mileage and speed before they are repaired. If a run-flat is damaged beyond repair by a road hazard your vehicle will have to be towed.

Suspension and Handling

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The K900 has a standard driver-adjustable suspension system. It allows the driver to choose between an extra-supple ride, reducing fatigue on long trips, or a sport setting, which allows maximum control for tricky roads. The CT5’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the K900’s wheelbase is 6.2 inches longer than on the CT5 (122.2 inches vs. 116 inches).

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the K900 is 1.7 inches wider in the front and .6 inches wider in the rear than on the CT5.

The K900 executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver quicker than the CT5 Sport (25.7 seconds @ .72 average G’s vs. 26.2 seconds @ .68 average G’s).

Passenger Space

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The K900 has 2.1 inches more front headroom, 3.3 inches more front legroom, 2.3 inches more front shoulder room, 1.4 inches more rear headroom and 1.5 inches more rear shoulder room than the CT5.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the K900’s available rear seats recline. The CT5’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The K900 has a much larger trunk than the CT5 (15 vs. 11.9 cubic feet).

With its sedan body style, valet key and remote trunk release lockout, the K900 offers cargo security. The CT5’s non-lockable folding seat defeats cargo security.

To make loading and unloading groceries and cargo easier, especially for short adults, the K900 has a standard power trunk, which opens and closes automatically by pressing a button or just by waiting momentarily behind the back bumper, completely leaving your hands free. The CT5 doesn’t offer a power trunk.

Ergonomics

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Unlike the driver-only memory system in the CT5 Premium Luxury/Sport, the K900 has standard driver and passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.

The CT5 Premium Luxury/Sport’s optional cornering lamps activate a lamp on the front corner when the turn signal is activated. The K900’s standard adaptive cornering lights turn the actual headlight unit up to several degrees, depending on steering wheel angle and vehicle speed. This lights a significant distance into corners at any speed.

A power rear sunshade and manual rear side window sunshades are standard in the K900 to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The CT5 doesn’t offer a rear or rear side window sunshades.

The K900 has standard heated front seats. Heated front seats cost extra on the CT5. The K900 also has standard heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the CT5.

The K900 has standard front air-conditioned seats and offers them optionally in the rear. This keeps the passengers comfortable and takes the sting out of hot seats in summer. The CT5 doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats in the rear.

The K900 has a standard heated steering wheel to take the chill out of steering on extremely cold winter days before the car heater warms up. A heated steering wheel costs extra on the CT5.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Cadillac Escalade has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console and one for the rear passengers. Wireless charging costs extra on the CT5.

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