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Selected Style 5-Door Wagon 6.2L
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
4-Door Sedan 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
5-Door Wagon 6.2L 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
F 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 19 28 $31,430 $33,795
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,518 $34,965
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $34,805 $37,425
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,403 $40,220
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 26 $39,694 $42,680
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 19 28 $38,308 $41,190
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,396 $42,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,374 $46,640
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,009 $61,300
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 Small Station Wagon Sub-Compact
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 52.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 43.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.5 85.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 54.1
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 30.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 192.0 183.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in) - TBD - -
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 55.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1 59.6
Wheelbase (in) 113.4 107.5
Rear Door Opening Height (in) - TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 71.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 25.4 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 13.3
Brakes
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 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.7 x 1.10 13.6 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
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 13.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.9 33.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.7 2.9
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code Q42 NA
Front Tire Size 255/40R19 P225/40YR19
Spare Tire Size NA T135/70MR18
Front Tire Order Code Q42 NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size 285/35R19 P265/35YR19
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4392 3780
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.0 19 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5 19 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.4 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 551 @ 3800 371 @ 5200
Engine Order Code LSA NA
Displacement 6.2L/376 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 556 @ 6100 416 @ 6600
Engine Type Supercharged Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.63 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.66 4.59
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.30 1.86
Trans Type 6 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.90 2.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.78 2.72
Trans Order Code MN6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 2.93
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.46
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/manual shift
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.82
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Wagon Sedan
Vehicle Name Cadillac CTS-V Wagon Lexus IS F
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.5 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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