My Take: Recently, the CTS-V vested the M3 on a straight up comparison test on Edmund’s Inside Line. Of course, the folks over at C&D state otherwise, but we all know C&D staff are BMW fanboys (and girls) so their opinion seems rather biased. After reading both articles, I came away feeling disappointed with C&D’s results because their scoring system seem rather arbitrary and heavily influenced on personal opinion. Anyway, read those articles yourself and let me know what you think. I used to consider C&D a top notch magazine, but after this, I don’t even think I can even trust their 10Best picks anymore. In contrast, Inside Line’s reviews seem more honest and transparent which makes for more trust-worthy reviews.
Enough about that, the CTS-V lease numbers may look appalling, but the MF is so low that it makes this car a solid “Lease-To-Buy” candidate. The SRX isn’t half bad either, but there are better SUVs out there that have better numbers, Mercedes-Benz ML350 comes to mind.
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan
36-month | 15k miles | residual 49% | .00044 base money factor
2011 Cadillac SRX Luxury AWD
36-month | 15k miles | residual 53% | .00067 base money factor