When we compare the Buick LaCrosse's and the Cadillac CTS's specifications and ratings, the Buick LaCrosse has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, interior volume and overall quality score. The Cadillac CTS has the advantage in the area of base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Buick LaCrosse's and the Cadillac CTS's specifications and ratings, the Buick LaCrosse is a better car than the Cadillac CTS.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Cadillac CTS Pricing
A used 2019 Buick LaCrosse ranges from $19,927 to $34,428 while a used 2019 Cadillac CTS is priced between $24,599 to $36,645.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Cadillac CTS Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Buick LaCrosse loses 54.4 percent of its value and the Cadillac CTS loses 58.2 percent of its value. This means the Buick LaCrosse retains 3.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Cadillac CTS.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Cadillac CTS Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Buick LaCrosse is 8.5 out of 10 while the Cadillac CTS's quality rating is 8.2 out of 10. This results in the Buick LaCrosse being ranked 1 out of 24 Best Luxury Large Cars and the Cadillac CTS being ranked 11 out of 29 Best Luxury Midsize Cars.
Buick LaCrosse vs. Cadillac CTS Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Buick LaCrosse is 8.2 out of 10. For the Cadillac CTS the reliability rating is 8.0 out of 10. This gives the Buick LaCrosse a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Cadillac CTS.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Buick LaCrosse’s base engine makes 194 horsepower, and the Cadillac CTS base engine makes 268 horsepower. The LaCrosse is rated to deliver an average of 29 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 553 miles. The CTS is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 570 miles.This gives the Buick LaCrosse the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Cadillac CTS the advantage in maximum range. The LaCrosse uses regular unleaded, and the CTS uses premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Buick LaCrosse, 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 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 Buick LaCrosse and the Cadillac CTS have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.