Lexus ES 350 Vs. Cadillac CT5: Comparison


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Are you thinking about getting the incredible new Cadillac CT5 for sale? We don’t blame you. When it comes to luxury sedans, the Cadillac CT5 is an excellent choice. We also know that there are several options when it comes to luxury sport sedans. So if you are ready to ride down the streets near Louisville in style with the black sedan you have always dreamed of, we are here to help you decide which is best for you. We put together a thorough Lexus ES 350 vs. Cadillac CT5 page to help you compare the CT5 to one of its top competitors. Let the battle begin!

Lexus ES 350 vs. Cadillac CT5: The Trims

Both of these luxury sedans have four great options to choose from when it comes to your purchase. Why is this relevant? Because not every driver is the same. Having the ability to choose from different variants that offer different features is a nice perk. The Lexus ES 350 and Cadillac CT5 are available in the following:

Available Trims

Lexus ES 350 Cadillac CT5
Lexus ES 350 (base) Cadillac CT5 Luxury
Lexus ES 350 Luxury Cadillac CT5 Premium Luxury
Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury Cadillac CT5 Sport
Lexus ES 350 F Sport Cadillac CT5-V Series

You will notice that even the names in the trims sound similar! No points to either side here.

Lexus ES 350 vs. Cadillac CT5: Features

When you want a luxury sedan, you want to know you are getting incredible features. Both of these cars have them. Standard features on the Cadillac include a 12-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, proximity keyless entry, 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system, three USB ports, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a Wi-Fi hot spot, Bluetooth, and more.

The Lexus also has some great appointments like a moonroof and Amazon Alexa. However, the Cadillac CT5 outshines it in some places. The touchscreen on the Lexus is only eight inches, the smartphone connectivity isn’t wireless, there is only one USB port, and it doesn’t come with a universal garage opener.

Both vehicles also come with a good list of safety features, including forward collision warning, lane departure warning, pedestrian detection, and more. While the Lexus has a lot to offer, the Cadillac takes the points here.

Lexus ES 350 vs. Cadillac CT5: Power

A sport sedan should be powerful, and these two are. Let’s start with the Lexus. The Lexus ES 350 comes with a 3.5L V6 engine that provides 302 horsepower. This is very powerful and can take the sedan from zero to 60 MPH in 6.6 seconds. That is the only engine option for all variants of the Lexus ES 350.

Want more? The Cadillac offers it. The standard engine is a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that gets 237 horsepower. The optional engine is a mighty twin-turbocharged V6. In the Premium Luxury trim, that engine gets 335 horsepower.

Both of the sedans get roughly the same EPA-estimated MPG at about 26 city and 32 highway MPG, which are great numbers for a sport sedan.3

Another perk of the Cadillac CT5 is that it comes with a power-oriented V-Series trim. This trim is all about performance. The engine on this variant gets 360 horsepower for incredible acceleration. The Cadillac CT5-V also comes with an electronic limited-slip differential, launch control, Brembo front brakes, and performance traction control. These are features the Lexus simply does not offer. Points go to the Cadillac, yet again.

Lexus ES 350 vs. Cadillac CT5: Price

The Cadillac will take home the cake in this category as well. The Cadillac CT5 has a starting MSRP of $36,995.1 Of course, like with any vehicle, this price will vary based on your trim and any packages you add. The Lexus ES 350 starts at $40,000.2 With the Lexus, you end up paying more for a car that, at its core level, doesn’t offer as much as the Cadillac does. You can also get superior pricing with our new Cadillac CT5 lease deals.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Lexus ES 350 vs. Cadillac CT5

We know you may have questions about which car is best for you. The team at our Cadillac dealer near Louisville is always here to help. Please feel free to call or visit us to get all of your questions answered. Until then, we have compiled a list of FAQs about these cars.

How much is a Lexus ES 350?

The price of a Lexus ES 350 depends on the trim you get. You will also add on cost if you include any packages or additional features. The starting MSRP2 for the Lexus ES 350 trims are:

  • The Lexus ES 350 (base) – starting at $40,000
  • The Lexus ES 350 Luxury – starting at $45,200
  • The Lexus ES 350 Ultra Luxury – starting at $49,000
  • The Lexus ES 350 F Sport – starting at $45,800

How long can a Lexus ES 350 last?

Luxury cars are built to last. If you keep up with maintenance and take care of your vehicle, it can last 300,000 miles or more. To ensure that happens, get your oil changed, brakes checked, tires rotated, and battery checked regularly. Your car will put out what you put into it.

What year did the Cadillac CT5 come out?

The Cadillac CT5 has only been on the market for two years. It was introduced in 2019 as a 2020 model. It is an excellent addition to the Cadillac lineup and is a clear accumulation of years of innovation, design, and capability. This vehicle replaced the Cadillac ATS sedans.

Is the Cadillac CT5 reliable?

The Cadillac CT5 has an excellent J.D. Power predicted reliability score. Additionally, the NHTSA gave this sedan five out of five stars for its overall safety rating. You can count on this car to keep you safe and be in your garage for a long time to come.

Get Your Winner With Us

While both of these vehicles are admirable, we feel the Cadillac CT5 edges out the Lexus ES 350. We invite you to visit our dealership to explore our new vehicles and lease specials. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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1The 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.

2MSRP excludes delivery, processing, and handling fee of $1,025, which may be subject to change at any time. Excludes taxes, title, license and optional equipment. Dealer price will vary.

3EPA estimates only. Your mileage will vary depending on conditions and other factors.


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