Compare 2015 Audi A8 vs 2015 Cadillac CTS

2015 Audi A8
2015 Cadillac CTS
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4-Door Sedan 3.0T
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0T 19 29 $71,982 $77,400
4-Door Sedan 4.0T 18 30 $80,352 $86,400
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 20 30 $42,851 $45,345
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 28 $44,741 $47,345
4-Door Sedan Luxury RWD 20 30 $48,193 $51,270
4-Door Sedan Luxury AWD 19 28 $50,073 $53,270
4-Door Sedan Performance RWD 20 30 $52,051 $55,670
4-Door Sedan Performance AWD 19 28 $53,921 $57,670
4-Door Sedan Vsport RWD 16 24 $55,482 $59,340
4-Door Sedan Premium RWD 20 30 $56,165 $60,070
4-Door Sedan Premium AWD 19 28 $58,035 $62,070
4-Door Sedan Vsport Premium RWD 16 24 $64,832 $69,340
Pricing
Invoice Price
$71,982
$42,851
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$77,400
$45,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1290 / month
$756 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
9.0
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The Audi A8 gains standard LED headlamps, a more powerful twin-turbo V-8, and a more efficient diesel engine for 2015. The 2015 Cadillac CTS sedan is a stunner–especially in V-Sport guise–and it looks great, too.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.7 35.40
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 45.70
Passenger Volume (ft³)
115.1 97.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.1 37.50
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.8 54.80
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 40.40
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.1 56.90
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.30
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.80
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.5 57.20
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.4 61.70
Wheelbase (in)
117.8 114.60
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.7 72.20
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 61.40
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 195.50
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 13.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14 12.4 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.5
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RHN
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA RHN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4365 3620
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 295 @ 3000-4500
Engine Order Code
NA LTG
Displacement
3.0 L/183 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
333 @ 5500 272 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Supercharger Premium Unleaded V-6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
Transmission
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.45
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.55
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA MYA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Cadillac CTS Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 7.4
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 9.0
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
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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