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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,585 $38,715
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD 16 26 $33,939 $35,915
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD 18 27 $36,869 $39,015
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Luxury 16 26 $36,902 $39,050
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Luxury 18 27 $39,831 $42,150
2-Door Coupe RWD Performance 18 27 $41,532 $43,950
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Performance 18 26 $41,759 $44,190
2-Door Coupe RWD Premium 18 27 $45,501 $48,150
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,964 $42,290
2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,381 $40,615
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Premium 18 26 $47,013 $49,750
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $45,634 $48,290
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 27 $36,963 $39,115
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,664 $40,915
2-Door Coupe AWD Performance 18 27 $43,328 $45,850
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 27 $39,926 $42,250
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $41,627 $44,050
2-Door Coupe AWD Premium 18 27 $47,297 $50,050
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Performance 18 26 $43,555 $46,090
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 26 $41,759 $44,190
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Premium 18 26 $48,809 $51,650
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 26 $47,429 $50,190
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,227
$33,939
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,500
$35,915
Monthly Payment Estimate
$542 / month
$599 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2012 Audi A4 provides an engaging driving experience, impressive in-cabin technology, and surprisingly great fuel efficiency—making it a good everyday driver among premium sedans. It has a styling leg up, and the 2012 Cadillac CTS backs up its looks with good dynamics, good build quality and a competitive set of body styles and options.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Compact Cars 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 - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 35.2 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 56.2 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1 62.3
Wheelbase (in) 110.6 113.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.9 72.5
Track Width, Front (in) 61.6 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 185.2 191.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 12.4 13.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 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 - TBD - 12.4 x 1.26
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 35.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion 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
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA QCH
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/40R18 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QCH
Front Tire Size P245/40R18 P235/55HR17
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3505 3858
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 4300 270 @ 7000
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 258 @ 1500 223 @ 5700
Engine Order Code NA LFW
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 26
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.92 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) NA 2.33
Trans Order Code NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 5.18 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Continuously Variable Ratio Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.40-0.38 4.15
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) NA 1.53
Trans Type 1 6
Summary
Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Audi A4 Cadillac CTS Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front 5-Link Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal Link Independent multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.5 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 3
Crash Test Ratings
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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