When comparing the Cadillac CTS's and the Lexus IS 250'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 CTS and Lexus IS 250 have the same fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Cadillac CTS's and the Lexus IS 250's specifications and ratings, the Cadillac CTS is a better car than the Lexus IS 250.
Cadillac CTS vs. Lexus IS 250 Pricing
A used 2015 Cadillac CTS ranges from $12,992 to $29,575 while a used 2015 Lexus IS 250 is priced between $16,447 to $27,596.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Cadillac CTS’s base engine makes 272 horsepower, and the Lexus IS 250 base engine makes 204 horsepower. Both the CTS and the IS 250 are rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with highway ranges of 570 and 522 miles respectively. Both models use 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 and rear leg room. The Lexus IS 250 has the advantage in the area of 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.