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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
4-Door Sedan
Pricing
Invoice Price
$59,106
$57,009
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$63,215
$61,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1054 / month
$1022 / month
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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. The 2012 Lexus IS F is a unique take on the luxury/performance formula, and will appeal to those that find the Germans too performance-focused.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 23 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 52.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 43.9
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 54.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 30.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 37.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.0 85.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 57.3 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 113.4 107.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 71.5
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 191.3 183.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 13.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.7 x 1.1 13.6 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 14.2 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System Yes 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 16.9
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.9 33.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 13.6
Tires
Spare Tire Size NA T135/70MR18
Front Tire Order Code Q42 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35YR19 P265/35YR19
Rear Tire Order Code Q42 NA
Front Tire Size P255/40YR19 P225/40YR19
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) 4222 3780
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5 19 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 556 @ 6100 416 @ 6600
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 551 @ 3800 371 @ 5200
Engine Order Code LSA NA
Displacement 6.2L/378 5.0L/303
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 23
Transmission
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67 2.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.33 2.72
Trans Order Code MN6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 2.93
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.46
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 4.59
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.86
Trans Type 6 8
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.82
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.68
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Cadillac CTS-V Sedan Lexus IS F
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Magnetic Ride Control w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Magnetic Ride Control w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent SLA Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 10.2
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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