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2003 Cadillac CTS vs. 2005 Holden Vectra

To start off, 2005 Holden Vectra is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2003 Cadillac CTS. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2003 Cadillac CTS would be higher. At 2,597 cc (6 cylinders), 2003 Cadillac CTS is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2003 Cadillac CTS (179 HP @ 6000 RPM) has 34 more horse power than 2005 Holden Vectra. (145 HP @ 5800 RPM). In normal driving conditions, 2003 Cadillac CTS should accelerate faster than 2005 Holden Vectra. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2003 Cadillac CTS weights approximately 90 kg more than 2005 Holden Vectra. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2003 Cadillac CTS is rear wheel drive (RWD), it offers better handling in dry conditions; in addition, if you are looking to drift, it will be much easier to do with 2003 Cadillac CTS. However, in wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2005 Holden Vectra, being front wheel drive (FWD), will offer much better control with better grip. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2003 Cadillac CTS (245 Nm @ 3400 RPM) has 42 more torque (in Nm) than 2005 Holden Vectra. (203 Nm @ 4000 RPM). This means 2003 Cadillac CTS will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2005 Holden Vectra.

Compare all specifications:

2003 Cadillac CTS 2005 Holden Vectra
Make Cadillac Holden
Model CTS Vectra
Year Released 2003 2005
Body Type Sedan Sedan
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 2597 cc 2198 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 4 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Valves per Cylinder 4 valves 4 valves
Horse Power 179 HP 145 HP
Engine RPM 6000 RPM 5800 RPM
Torque 245 Nm 203 Nm
Torque RPM 3400 RPM 4000 RPM
Fuel Type Gasoline Gasoline
Drive Type Rear Front
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Number of Doors 4 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1620 kg 1530 kg
Vehicle Length 4840 mm 4600 mm
Vehicle Width 1800 mm 1800 mm
Vehicle Height 1450 mm 1470 mm
Wheelbase Size 2890 mm 2710 mm


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