When comparing the Cadillac CTS's and the Lexus GS 350'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, and fuel efficiency. The Lexus GS 350 has the advantage in the areas of reliability, resale value, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the Cadillac CTS's and the Lexus GS 350's specifications and ratings, the Lexus GS 350 is a better car than the Cadillac CTS.
Cadillac CTS vs. Lexus GS 350 Pricing
A used 2019 Cadillac CTS ranges from $24,599 to $36,645 while a used 2019 Lexus GS 350 is priced between $32,514 to $42,496.
Cadillac CTS vs. Lexus GS 350 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the Cadillac CTS loses 58.2 percent of its value and the Lexus GS 350 loses 45.5 percent of its value. This means the Lexus GS 350 retains 12.7 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the Cadillac CTS.
Cadillac CTS vs. Lexus GS 350 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Cadillac CTS is 8.2 out of 10 while the Lexus GS 350'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 Lexus GS 350 being ranked 4 out of 29.
Cadillac CTS vs. Lexus GS 350 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Cadillac CTS is 8.0 out of 10. For the Lexus GS 350 the reliability rating is 9.0 out of 10. This gives the Lexus GS 350 an advantage in reliability compared to the Cadillac CTS.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Cadillac CTS’s base engine makes 268 horsepower, and the Lexus GS 350 base engine makes 311 horsepower. The CTS is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 570 miles. The GS 350 is rated to deliver an average of 21 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 452 miles. This gives the Cadillac CTS the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Lexus GS 350. Both models use premium unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are midsize cars, the Lexus GS 350 has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room, rear head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Cadillac CTS has the advantage in the areas of front head room and front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Cadillac CTS has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.