Cadillac CT5 vs. Audi A5 vs. BMW 5 Series
If you’re in the market for a luxury sports sedan, you’ll find some exciting prospects, starting with the 2021 Cadillac CT5. Two other top names in this category include the Audi A5 and the BMW 5 Series, which begins with the 530. Each model is sure to impress with bold styling and breathtaking performance. Notice the details of these models to determine the right set of wheels for you.
Primed to Perform
All three models showcase their ability to perform with a 2.0L I-4 engine. Each engine provides over 200 horsepower, with the 2021 Cadillac CT5 overtaking the Audi A5 with 237 horsepower. Enjoy more responsive handling with the Cadillac as well, which features a ten-speed automatic with OD and auto-manual compared to a seven-speed for the Audi and an eight-speed for the BMW. The Audi only offers all-wheel drive while both the BMW and the Cadillac CT5 provides the option of real-wheel drive as well. If you move up to the higher trim, the difference becomes more pronounced with the Cadillac offering a 3.0L V6 engine with 360 horsepower over the 335 horsepower of the I-6 for the BMW 5 Series.
All three models are packed with amenities for your comfort. However, you can stretch out a little more in the 2021 Cadillac CT5 with over an inch more of front legroom and slightly more front headroom. Rear passengers are also happy with one to two inches extra legroom, which means a more relaxing ride on long trips. As you move up in trim levels, the fully-loaded Cadillac CT5 includes everything the other two offer and sometimes more with heated and cooled front seats and memory settings.
Technology for Today
Advanced tech is standard on luxury models for today’s market. These three sedans offer all the basics like Bluetooth compatibility, but voice recognition is standard on the base trims of the 2021 Cadillac CT5 and the BMW 5 Series. Audi makes it available as an option at extra cost. While all three models include a stereo system, only the Cadillac and Audi make an amplifier standard. The CT5 take it a step further with a standard equalizer as well. Technology enhances safety with features like in-vehicle assistance and front airbags. However, the Cadillac and Audi provide knee protection airbags for the driver and front passenger, which isn’t available for the BMW.
Pricing and Warranty
A major difference you’ll see between these three sedans is in the pricing. The 2021 Cadillac CT5 comes in a lot lower in price than the Audi and BMW. This sedan is a great way to enter the luxury market at a lower cost. In addition, the Cadillac offers a more impressive powertrain warranty at 72 months/70,000 miles over the 48-month/50,000-mile warranty of the other two sedans. Cadillac and BMW include free maintenance while Audi does not.