In comparing the 2019 BMW M5's and the 2019 Cadillac CTS's specifications and ratings, the 2019 BMW M5 has the advantage in the areas of resale value, interior volume and base engine power. The 2019 Cadillac CTS has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability and overall quality score. Based on this comparison of the 2019 BMW M5's and the 2019 Cadillac CTS's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Cadillac CTS is a better car than the 2019 BMW M5.
2019 BMW M5 vs. 2019 Cadillac CTS Pricing
A used 2019 BMW M5 ranges from $59,987 to $81,785 while a used 2019 Cadillac CTS is priced between $22,997 to $34,998.
2019 BMW M5 vs. 2019 Cadillac CTS Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 BMW M5 loses 54.2 percent of its value and the 2019 Cadillac CTS loses 58.2 percent of its value. This means the 2019 BMW M5 retains 4 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 Cadillac CTS.
2019 BMW M5 vs. 2019 Cadillac CTS Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW M5 is 7.6 out of 10 while the Cadillac CTS's quality rating is 8.2 out of 10. This results in the BMW M5 being ranked 17 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars and the Cadillac CTS being ranked 11 out of 29.
2019 BMW M5 vs. 2019 Cadillac CTS Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW M5 is 7.8 out of 10. For the Cadillac CTS the reliability rating is 8.0 out of 10. This gives the Cadillac CTS a slight advantage in reliability compared to the BMW M5.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 BMW M5’s base engine makes 600 horsepower, and the 2019 Cadillac CTS base engine makes 268 horsepower. The M5 is rated to deliver an average of 17 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 422 miles. The CTS is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 570 miles. This gives the 2019 Cadillac CTS the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2019 BMW M5. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize cars, the 2019 BMW M5 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2019 Cadillac CTS has the advantage in the area of front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The 2019 Cadillac CTS has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.