Compare 2010 Audi A4 vs 2009 Cadillac CTS

2010 Audi A4
2009 Cadillac CTS
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4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 23 30 $29,249 $31,450
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 23 30 $29,249 $31,450
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 30 $30,085 $32,350
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 30 $30,085 $32,350
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 30 $30,085 $32,350
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $31,201 $33,550
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $31,201 $33,550
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $31,201 $33,550
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $32,875 $35,350
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $32,875 $35,350
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $32,875 $35,350
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4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA 16 25 $34,366 $36,560
4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SB 17 26 $36,528 $38,860
4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SA 17 25 $37,374 $39,760
4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SB 17 26 $38,314 $40,760
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,249
$34,366
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,450
$36,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$524 / month
$609 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Audi A4 satisfies a wide spectrum of luxury-car shoppers; the optional Drive Select system's an expensive, unnecessary distraction. The 2009 Cadillac CTS continues to compete with the best from Mercedes and BMW with a distinctly American approach, boasting some of the top tech features in its class.
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Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91 98
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 113.4
Liftover Height (in)
26.5 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.2 191.6
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 58.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.0 13.6
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.47 12.4 x 1.02
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 12.4 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 18
Steering
Steering Type
Servotronic Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 56.2
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
NA QCH
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QCH
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3527 3509
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 11.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
280 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
FSI PFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500-4200 253 @ 3100
Engine Order Code
NA LY7
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 5300-6000 263 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.02 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.33
Trans Order Code
NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.97 4.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.49-0.37 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.53
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
Automatic w/OD NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Cadillac CTS
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 5

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