Compare 2011 Audi A4 vs 2011 Cadillac CTS

2011 Audi A4
2011 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 $30,040 $32,300
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 23 30 $30,040 $32,300
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
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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
$30,040
$33,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,300
$35,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$538 / month
$589 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
With strong performance, good practicality, and respectable fuel economy, the attractively styled 2011 Audi A4 strikes a great balance for an everyday-driving sport sedan. 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
23 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91 98.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 62.2
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)
185.2 191.3
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 1.0
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 18.0
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 35.0
Tires
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
Front Tire Order Code
NA QCH
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3527 3849
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
280 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500-4200 223 @ 5700
Engine Order Code
NA LF1
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 5300-6000 270 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 16
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 3.42
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
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Cadillac CTS Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Independent SLA
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 multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 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
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
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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