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The battle of the sedans has commenced! When pitted up against each other, there’s a pretty clear winner between the Cadillac CT4 vs. Toyota Camry sedans. Don’t worry, we’re not going to spoil the surprise just yet. If you get to the end of this face-off and want to witness more oil-shed and terror between two monumental vehicles, you can check out our Cadillac CT5 vs. Toyota Avalon feud! Until then, strap in tightly as we witness a memorable event pitting the Cadillac CT4 vs. Toyota Camry cars in war.
Before the rubber starts flying, let’s look at a little bit of background and general information for each vehicle.
The Cadillac CT4 graced roads for the first time in the 2019 model year. It’s as fresh as a newborn babe, and it really looks like it, too, with its uber-modern and attractive styling. If you want something that puts you ahead of the curve on looks, the CT4 has you covered.
If Cadillac is known for one thing, it’s luxury status. It’s among the most well-known and high-selling luxury makes. The Cadillac CT4 goes beyond common brands. It offers luxury appointments and versatility all in one. This car screams about the status of its driver. It also makes a statement with its award-winning drivetrain architecture1.
The Toyota Camry was produced for the 1983 model year, and some of its styling still borrows from the original… 38 years later. This is a great option for nostalgia-loving drivers, not so much so for those wanting the latest and greatest in automotive design.
Toyota is a great brand for someone looking for purely utilitarian purposes. The Toyota Camry’s affordability speaks highly to its overall sensible purpose. While it doesn’t go above and beyond with its style and aura, it’s a good start for those looking to get into cheaper vehicles with a decent bit of reliability.
The Cadillac CT4 offers up four trim levels for drivers to enjoy.
While the Camry may offer more trims, something it can’t provide is special editions with many unique bonuses. The new Cadillac CT4 for sale knows that some drivers want a little extra, and Cadillac fully supports that decision. So, they offer everyone a first-class Diamond Sky Special Edition Cadillac CT4. It provides a plethora of extras like metallic rocker molding extensions, an exclusive exterior color option, an exclusive interior two-tone trim option, Brembo® V Performance front brakes, Diamond Sky accented key fobs, blue brake calipers, and more to make you feel truly unique in your Cadillac.
While Cadillac doesn’t offer a hybrid version for the CT4, you’ll find that this fact actually increases their eco-friendly status. There is a lot of unknown information surrounding the emissions that are associated with electric vehicle battery production. Not only this, but a huge amount of the total emissions that a car puts into the environment in their lifetime comes directly from the manufacturing process2. So, fewer trims equals less emissions from manufacturing.
The Toyota Camry offers twelve trims for drivers (that number is eight if you include the Toyota Camry hybrid versions as part of the original trims). That’s a lot of specs and features to sort out!
Toyota does offer Toyota Camry hybrid variants in addition to a larger total number of trims. However, the only special edition, the Nightshade addition, doesn’t offer drivers very much beyond cosmetic upgrades.
The Cadillac CT4 can get up to an EPA-estimated 23 city/34 highway MPG3. This is less than some models on the Camry, but it accounts for the Cadillac CT4’s heavier gross vehicle weight, which offers more protection from rollovers in the event of an accident.
The Toyota Camry is a close competitor when it comes to its fuel economy, beating the CT4’s MPG with a few models, but also falling below on some. Excluding hybrid models, the max MPG on a Camry is 28/39 city/highway MPG3. However, some models get as few as 22/31 city/highway MPG.3
The Cadillac CT4’s price for the lowest trim level isn’t absurdly above the Camry’s. It comes in at $33,395 MSRP4 for the Luxury trim. When you buy a Cadillac CT4, however, you’re paying for many added benefits and features. Plus, who else’s base trim is “Luxury?” Definitely not the Toyota Camry’s! One of the benefits of the slightly higher price is the CT4’s warranty options. Cadillac offers a superior warranty on the CT4, with its basic one being a 4-yr/50,000-mile warranty and its powertrain option being a 6-yr/70,000-mile warranty.
The lowest trim level on the Toyota Camry starts at $24,970 MSRP4. While that is a lower price overall, it doesn’t come with half as many luxurious appointments as the CT4. Plus, it has a less-impressive warranty. The basic warranty is for three years/36,000 miles, and the powertrain warranty is for five years/60,000 miles, which is significantly less than what you get with the Cadillac CT4.
Below is a table with some important features that you might want to see in a car. The information for each car is based on the lowest trim level.
|Cadillac CT4||Toyota Camry|
|Seating||12-way adjustable driver’s
10-way adjustable passenger’s
|8-way adjustable driver’s
6-way adjustable passenger’s
|Teen Driver Safety Technology||Standard||Not Available|
|Audio||Premium, 9 speakers||6 speakers|
|Leatherette Interior||Standard||Not Available|
|Heated Steering Wheel||Available||Not Available|
|Transmission||10-speed automatic||8-speed automatic|
Sure, the Toyota Camry has very nice options for its price, but there’s no competing against the offerings from the Cadillac CT4. If you’re worried about seating capacity, know that both cars are 4-door, 5-seaters. If you were hoping for a Cadillac 2-door here, you’ll have to keep dreaming. But Cadillac does offer many 2-door models. Since we are a leading Cadillac dealer in Lexington, we also have those in stock, so go check out our Cadillac coupes!
It looks like we have a pretty clear winner. When you’re looking at the Cadillac CT4 vs. Toyota Camry in terms of warranty, overall value for the money, and available features, can you guess who our top pick is? That’s right! We pick the Cadillac CT4 every day! If you want to get your own (and we know you do), come visit our dealership near Louisville.
1See media.cadillac.com for more information.
2Visit epa.gov for more information about greenhouse gas emissions from passenger vehicles.
3Based on EPA estimates. Actual mileage may vary.
4The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Cadillac vehicles’ destination freight charges.
5MSRP excludes the Delivery, Processing, and Handling Fee of $995 for Cars (86, Avalon, Avalon HV, Camry, Camry HV, Corolla, Corolla HV, Corolla HB, Mirai, Prius, Prius Prime, Supra), $1,175 for SUV/Van/Small Trucks (4Runner, C-HR, Highlander, Highlander HV, RAV4, RAV4 HV, RAV4 Prime, Sienna, Tacoma, Venza), $1,365 for Large SUVs (Land Cruiser, Sequoia), and $1,595 for Large Truck (Tundra). (Historically, vehicle manufacturers and distributors have charged a separate fee for processing, handling and delivering vehicles to dealerships. Toyota’s charge for these services is called the “Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee” and is based on the value of the processing, handling and delivery services Toyota provides as well as Toyota’s overall pricing structure and may be subject to change at any time. Toyota may make a profit on the Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee.) Excludes taxes, license, title, and available or regionally required equipment. The Delivery, Processing and Handling Fee in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC and TX will be higher. The published prices do not apply to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Actual dealer price will vary.
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