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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
5-Door Wagon 6.2L 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
4-Door Sedan 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
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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
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TCC Rating
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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
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 35.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 40.0
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.0 90.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - 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) 191.3 185.7
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 55.4
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 60.6
Wheelbase (in) 113.4 110.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 12.4
Brakes
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 Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.7 x 1.1 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.9 37.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P285/35YR19 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code Q42 NA
Front Tire Size P255/40YR19 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code Q42 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4222 3847
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Engine
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 551 @ 3800 325 @ 2900
Engine Order Code LSA NA
Displacement 6.2L/378 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 556 @ 6100 333 @ 5500
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas Supercharged V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.13
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.78
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 3.67
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.52
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive All wheel drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.33 2.16
Trans Order Code MN6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 3.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Cadillac CTS-V Sedan Audi S4
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Magnetic Ride Control NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent SLA Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Magnetic Ride Control NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA 5-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 4
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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