When we compare the 2019 Cadillac CTS's and the 2019 Dodge Charger's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Cadillac CTS has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. The 2019 Dodge Charger has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for used cars, reliability, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2019 Cadillac CTS's and the 2019 Dodge Charger's specifications and ratings, the 2019 Dodge Charger is a better car than the 2019 Cadillac CTS.
2019 Cadillac CTS vs. 2019 Dodge Charger Pricing
A used 2019 Cadillac CTS ranges from $22,997 to $34,998 while a used 2019 Dodge Charger is priced between $18,994 to $44,866.
2019 Cadillac CTS vs. 2019 Dodge Charger Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2019 Cadillac CTS loses 58.2 percent of its value and the 2019 Dodge Charger loses 36.2 percent of its value. This means the 2019 Dodge Charger retains 22 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2019 Cadillac CTS.
2019 Cadillac CTS vs. 2019 Dodge Charger Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Cadillac CTS is 8.2 out of 10 while the Dodge Charger's quality rating is 8.8 out of 10. This results in the Cadillac CTS being ranked 11 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars and the Dodge Charger being ranked 2 out of 8 Best Large Cars.
2019 Cadillac CTS vs. 2019 Dodge Charger Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Cadillac CTS is 8.0 out of 10. For the Dodge Charger the reliability rating is 8.0 out of 10. This gives the Dodge Charger a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Cadillac CTS.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the 2019 Cadillac CTS’s base engine makes 268 horsepower, and the 2019 Dodge Charger base engine makes 292 horsepower. The CTS is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 570 miles. The Charger is rated to deliver an average of 23 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 555 miles. This gives the 2019 Cadillac CTS the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the 2019 Dodge Charger. The CTS uses premium unleaded, and the Charger uses regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The 2019 Dodge Charger, a large car, has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The 2019 Cadillac CTS, a midsize car, has the advantage in the areas of front head room, front leg room and rear head room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2019 Cadillac CTS and the 2019 Dodge Charger have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.