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 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 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 Hip Room (in)
- 53.30
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.80
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
64.7 61.40
Length, Overall (in)
202.2 195.50
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
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 13.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
15 12.6 x - TBD -
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)
14 12.4 x - TBD -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
- Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
21.7 19.0
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.4 37.1
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA RHN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RHN
Front Tire Size
P255/45HR19 P245/45R17
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4365 3620
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 9 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
190 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Engine
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
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
325 @ 2900 295 @ 3000-4500
Engine Order Code
NA LTG
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Transmission
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
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
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A8 Cadillac CTS Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
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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