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URDF contains more information that CAD files, i.e. it is more universal. You can, however, use models imported from CAD programs in the URDF.

Extra things that are handled are e.g. kinematics, joint limits (those might be in CAD programs), extensions for simulation, collision models.

Also a URDF is very small to read if you don't care about the CAD models.