2019 Cadillac CTS vs. 2019 BMW 5 Series

If you are looking for a luxury midsize sedan, you will probably include cars like the 2019 Cadillac CTS and 2019 BMW 5 Series on your list of candidates. These two cars have won the hearts of many buyers and auto experts with their impressive performance, comfort, and features. Because they are both high-quality cars, you might have trouble choosing between them. Check out this comparison between the 2019 Cadillac CTS and 2019 BMW 5 Series to determine which vehicle better suits your needs.


Both the 2019 Cadillac CTS and 2019 BMW 5 Series use a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder as the base engine. However, the Cadillac’s turbo-four provides quicker acceleration, launching the car from zero to 60 mph in just 6 seconds, which is 0.3 seconds faster than the BMW. This engine also comes with a system that can turn off half the cylinders to deliver better fuel economy.

Additionally, the Cadillac CTS might be a better car for driving in urban areas because of its maneuverability. Its V-Sport model has a turning circle of 36.7 feet, which is 2.8 feet tighter than that of the 5 Series. In a Motor Trend test, the V-Sport completed the “figure eight” maneuver in 24.5 seconds, while the BMW 530i took 26.3 seconds. You will also get better stopping power with the CTS, which can come to a complete stop from 70 mph in 149 feet. The BMW has a stopping distance of 168 feet.

Luxury & Convenience

Brands like the 2019 Cadillac CTS and 2019 BMW 5 Series provide a highly comfortable and entertaining ride with their refined and well-equipped cabins. Nonetheless, the Cadillac has a few notable features that are unavailable in the BMW.

If you reside in a region with extremely cold temperatures during winter, you will appreciate the remote starting system that comes with the Cadillac CTS. This system enables you to warm up the engine and cabin from inside your home. In addition, the car comes standard with extendable sun visors, which can significantly reduce glare and improve your visibility. Another useful feature in the Cadillac is an available 115-volt a/c outlet that can be used for recharging a laptop or running small appliances.

Safety & Security

If you are concerned about safety, the 2019 Cadillac CTS might be a better option. It offers several safety features that you will not find in the BMW 5 Series. These include an optional reverse automatic braking system that can detect obstacles and apply the brakes automatically to prevent a collision when you are backing up, height-adjustable seat belts that can help prevent injuries during an accident, and power child safety locks to prevent your children from opening the rear doors.

Finally, the 2019 Cadillac CTS might provide better value for the money because its powertrain warranty expires two years and 20,000 miles later than that of the BMW 5 Series. If you are interested in learning more about the Cadillac CTS, stop by for a test drive.

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