Compare 2011 Acura TL vs 2011 Cadillac CTS

2011 Acura TL
2011 Cadillac CTS
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4-Door Sedan 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2WD 18 26 $32,856 $35,305
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD 17 25 $36,112 $38,855
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 26 $36,277 $39,035
4-Door Sedan 2WD Tech 18 Wheels 18 26 $37,194 $40,035
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Automatic 17 25 $39,532 $42,585
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech Manual 17 25 $39,532 $42,585
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech HPT Automatic 17 25 $40,449 $43,585
4-Door Sedan SH-AWD Tech HPT Manual 17 25 $40,449 $43,585
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD 16 26 $33,401 $35,345
2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,254 $38,365
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Luxury 16 26 $36,288 $38,400
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD 18 27 $36,349 $38,465
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 26 $36,425 $38,545
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $37,748 $39,945
2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,050 $40,265
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,144 $40,365
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Luxury 18 27 $39,236 $41,520
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $39,312 $41,600
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,449 $41,745
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,467 $41,765
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $39,543 $41,845
2-Door Coupe RWD Performance 18 27 $40,450 $42,805
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $41,031 $43,420
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $41,168 $43,565
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $41,244 $43,645
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $41,263 $43,665
2-Door Coupe AWD Performance 18 27 $42,246 $44,705
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $42,964 $45,465
2-Door Coupe RWD Premium 18 27 $44,613 $47,210
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $45,171 $47,800
2-Door Coupe AWD Premium 18 27 $46,408 $49,110
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $46,555 $49,265
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $46,966 $49,700
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $48,350 $51,165
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,856
$33,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,305
$35,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$588 / month
$589 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
If the bold exterior is to your liking, the 2011 Acura TL is a solid luxury value—and the SH-AWD has true sport-sedan chops. Attention-getting style, solid driving dynamics, quality materials, and a very competitive price put the entire 2011 Cadillac CTS lineup on level-or-better footing with most of the competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 98.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 36.1
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
195.3 191.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 113.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 72.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 13.6
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.1 12.4 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 0.4 12.4 x 1.0
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.0 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 35.0
Steering Type
Variable Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 2.8
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QCH
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QCH
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P235/55HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3721 3849
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000 223 @ 5700
Engine Order Code
NA LF1
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 270 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
PGM-FI SIDI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 16
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.70 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.53
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.49 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.89 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.61 2.33
Trans Order Code
NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.31 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Cadillac CTS Sedan
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 0.71
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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