2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs 2018 Cadillac XTS

2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs 2018 Cadillac XTS

Affordability might not seem synonymous with luxury sedans, but hear us out. Once you really start searching, you’ll find a few notable brands that have affordable luxury. However, not all automakers are the same as you probably know. Check out two reputable names in this comparison between the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 vs 2018 Cadillac XTS.

Let’s get straight to the point: the 2018 XTS has a starting MSRP of over $6,000 more than the C 300. You might think that a bigger price tag means better performance, right? Not quite. The C 300 matches a much better fuel efficiency rating with a 9-speed automatic transmission (the XTS only has six speeds) for better top-end fuel efficiency and more smooth gear changes. Need another reason? Keep reading!

2018 Mercedes-Benz C 300 Sedan


2018 Cadillac XTS Sedan

$40,250 MSRP $46,395
24 city/33 hwy mpg Fuel Efficiency 19 city/28 hwy mpg
9-Speed Automatic Transmission 6-Speed Automatic
241 Horsepower 304
273 lb-ft Torque 264 lb-ft
5.8 seconds 0 to 60 time Not Available
FWD Drivetrain FWD
9 Number of Airbags 7
Standard PRESAFE® Not Available
Standard ATTENTION ASSIST® Not Available
7 inches Entertainment Screen Size 7 inches
Standard Keyless Start Standard

Intelligent Cruise Control in the 2018 C 300

If you’ve ever been stuck behind someone driving at an inconsistent speed on the highway, you know how annoying it can be. Just as you set the cruise control and relax and focus on the steering wheel, they suddenly slow down a little bit. Later on they might speed up, prompting you to try matching their speed only to be forced to brake again. What if there was a way to keep the cruise control activated while also accounting for their inconsistent speed? There is. DISTRONIC PLUS® in the 2018 C 300 is an intelligent cruise control system that works by detecting the speed of the vehicle in front of you and then adjusting as needed to keep a safe distance between both vehicles. This feature is not available in the XTS, but then again, Mercedes-Benz has quite a few extras that keep it ahead of some of the toughest competition.

Interested in learning more about the 2018 C 300? Get in touch with the team here at Mercedes-Benz of Indianapolis! We have the staff in place to help you find the model and trim suited to your specific desires while staying within your price range. Give us a call or stop by today!

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