Compare 2012 Cadillac CTS-V vs 2012 Audi S4

2012 Cadillac CTS-V
2012 Audi S4
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5-Door Wagon 6.2L
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4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 18 27 $43,990 $47,300
4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 18 27 $43,990 $47,300
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $45,292 $48,700
4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $45,292 $48,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,106
$43,990
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$63,215
$47,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1054 / month
$788 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
With its ZR1-derived powertrain, the 2012 Cadillac CTS-V stuffs 'Vette excitement into a track-ready Cadillac coupe, wagon or sedan. For those who like what they see in the pert Audi A4 sport sedan but want an emphasis on the 'sport'—without giving up any practicality—the 2012 Audi S4 is the way to go.
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Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.5 90.0
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 35.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 40.0
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.5
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 55.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.1 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 110.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
192.0 185.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
25.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
58.0 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
14.7 x 1.10 13.0 x - TBD -
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)
15.0 x 1.26 13.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.9 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 16.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q42 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
285/35R19 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
Q42 NA
Front Tire Size
255/40R19 P245/40R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4392 3847
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
556 @ 6100 333 @ 5500
Engine Type
Supercharged Gas V8 Gas Supercharged V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
551 @ 3800 325 @ 2900
Engine Order Code
LSA NA
Displacement
6.2L/376 3.0L/183
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
16 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 27
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.78 2.16
Trans Order Code
MN6 NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All wheel drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.13
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.63 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.66 3.67
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.52
Trans Type
6 6
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Audi S4
Body Style
5 Door Wagon Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
Independent 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.14 - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
1 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.5 8.9
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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