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    Cadillac CT4 vs Mercedes-Benz A 220

    Motor Trend admits this is not an apples to apples comparison, but finally, someone in the automobile critics world admits that Mercedes’ interior is getting too blingy.

    Which Interior Is Nicer?
    The interior design aesthetic of these cars could not be more different. The Mercedes is all blingy chrome air vent rings (with ambient lighting!), natural grain "Black Linden Wood" trim, contrasting Neva Gray and black MB-Tex upholstery, and those big screens. The Cadillac's Jet Black leather seats feature cognac piping and stitching that is continued on the dash and door trim. Even the seat perforations seem to reveal a cognac color—all of which looks worth the $1,000 upcharge. We have to see the Cadillac in Sangria with Jet Black accents as well as the Mercedes in the $1,450 Classic Red/Black combo, but for now the Caddy wins.
    The Caddy even gets the nod for being more comfortable from the back seat (who saw that coming?).

    A real performance comparison can’t be made Motor Trend admits until they get their hands on an A 35 AMG. Also, they are, again, using an AWD version of the CT4-V for the comparison, and we know that is not the best option for performance.

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    Re: Cadillac CT4 vs Mercedes-Benz A 220

    I'm not a fan of the Mercedes interior. Looks like a mix of Armani and Walmart. The gauges, etc. look higher end, but the dashboard all of that is mounted on looks low rent to me. Could be just the angle, but I'm not a fan.

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    Re: Cadillac CT4 vs Mercedes-Benz A 220

    How is it a RWD car does not get the automatic win? We were told that FWD was bad no?

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    Re: Cadillac CT4 vs Mercedes-Benz A 220

    While not really a full on comparison, I fully expect the AT errr CT4 to wipe the floor with the A220....these two really aren't in the same class. IMO the CT4 is more of a spiritual successor/rival to the e40 3 Series.
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    Re: Cadillac CT4 vs Mercedes-Benz A 220

    They need to include the CLA as well since MB needs two value sedans instead of one. There aren’t that many sales to go around in the value lux market that’s why GM needed to beat the new A and redesigned CLA to market.
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    Re: Cadillac CT4 vs Mercedes-Benz A 220

    I am getting more and more impressed with the CT4-V. The performance for the price is fantastic.

    I am also really digging the 2.7t, the power and torque it is putting down have a significantly heavier CT4 running even with a LS1 F-Body.

    If I were in the market for a compact car, I would absolutely have to consider the AT4-V.
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    Re: Cadillac CT4 vs Mercedes-Benz A 220

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    How is it a RWD car does not get the automatic win?
    Motor Trend didn't pick a winner in this particular comparison. They stated:

    Quote Originally Posted by Motor Trend
    "Which One Should You Buy?

    That's an assessment we can't make until we can line up the apples and oranges of each model line for proper head-to-head comparisons—maybe even with an Audi A3/S3 thrown in for good measure. Stay tuned."
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    Re: Cadillac CT4 vs Mercedes-Benz A 220

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackGTP View Post
    I'm not a fan of the Mercedes interior. Looks like a mix of Armani and Walmart. The gauges, etc. look higher end, but the dashboard all of that is mounted on looks low rent to me. Could be just the angle, but I'm not a fan.
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    Re: Cadillac CT4 vs Mercedes-Benz A 220

    Quote Originally Posted by mbukukanyau View Post
    How is it a RWD car does not get the automatic win? We were told that FWD was bad no?
    We were... but not if U're German. They can have a car that drives with front wheel bias.. they can even have the engine pointed in the wrong direction.. and car heavy as a tank.. and would U believe Americans.. AMERICANS.. will go out of their way to dog out the Domestic competitor and say that FWD vehicle is some how OK to do what its doing? Pathetic! Self Loathing!

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    Re: Cadillac CT4 vs Mercedes-Benz A 220

    Quote Originally Posted by eaton53 View Post
    Plus it has vinyl seats.
    Both A220 and CT4-V come standard with vinyl/leatherette seating. Leather seating surfaces cost $1,450 extra on A220 and $1,000 extra on CT4-V.

    Quote Originally Posted by CMiatso DaBang View Post
    They can have a car that drives with front wheel bias.. they can even have the engine pointed in the wrong direction.. and car heavy as a tank.
    Regarding the "heavy as a tank" comment, are you referring to the CT4-V AWD? Motor Trend stated:

    "Neither car allows appreciable roll when cornering briskly, but the A 220's tighter dimensions and lower curb weight impart a sense of greater nimbleness and agility when zipping around at half throttle or less."
    CT4-V AWD curb weight (3,780 lbs) is about 340 lb. heavier than A220 4Matic (3,440 lbs).
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    Re: Cadillac CT4 vs Mercedes-Benz A 220

    Quote Originally Posted by unkillsam View Post
    I am getting more and more impressed with the CT4-V. The performance for the price is fantastic.

    I am also really digging the 2.7t, the power and torque it is putting down have a significantly heavier CT4 running even with a LS1 F-Body.

    If I were in the market for a compact car, I would absolutely have to consider the AT4-V.
    And Motor Trend has yet to test a RWD version of the CT4-V, which we know is the real performance car.
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    Re: Cadillac CT4 vs Mercedes-Benz A 220

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert1969 View Post
    And Motor Trend has yet to test a RWD version of the CT4-V, which we know is the real performance car.
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    Specifying RWD on CT4-V means lower curb weight, MRC 4.0 suspension, and $500 savings. What's not to like?
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    Re: Cadillac CT4 vs Mercedes-Benz A 220

    Quote Originally Posted by gkr778 View Post
    Motor Trend didn't pick a winner in this particular comparison. They stated:
    Only here will you find people bitching about non results in a features comparison...pretty much a tabletop test.
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    Re: Cadillac CT4 vs Mercedes-Benz A 220

    How come they both put the dash vents in the wrong place?
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    Re: Cadillac CT4 vs Mercedes-Benz A 220

    I thought the A-class was the ugly duckling but I just saw a 1-series sedan drive by. No way is that a BMW. I wouldn’t even want it to be a mini smh. But they will sell like hot cakes here in California and in NY.
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