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
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagon Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.5 90.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.4
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 16.9
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.7 - 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
285/35R19 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code
Q42 NA
Front Tire Size
255/40R19 P245/40R18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
Q42 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4392 3847
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 x 9.5 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.4 - 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/376 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
556 @ 6100 333 @ 5500
Engine Type
Supercharged 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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.73 3.68
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All wheel drive
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
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
5 Door Wagon Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Audi S4
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.5 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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