When comparing the Cadillac CTS's and the Cadillac ELR's specifications and ratings, the Cadillac CTS has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and base engine power. The Cadillac ELR has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Cadillac CTS's and the Cadillac ELR's specifications and ratings, the Cadillac CTS is a better car than the Cadillac ELR.
Cadillac CTS vs. Cadillac ELR Pricing
A used 2016 Cadillac CTS ranges from $14,989 to $26,996 while a used 2016 Cadillac ELR is priced between $20,822 to $30,342.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Cadillac CTS’s base engine makes 268 horsepower, and the Cadillac ELR base engine makes 233 horsepower. The CTS is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 589 miles. The ELR is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 346 miles.This gives the Cadillac ELR the advantage in fuel efficiency and the Cadillac CTS the advantage in maximum range. The CTS uses gasoline, and the ELR uses electricity, gasoline, gasoline.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Cadillac CTS has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Cadillac CTS has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.