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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 Mid-Size Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 191.3 183.5
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 13.3
Brakes
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 13.6 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 -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 16.9
Steering
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) 2.8 2.9
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code Q42 NA
Front Tire Size P255/40YR19 P225/40YR19
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
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) 4222 3780
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9 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
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
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 Torque @ RPM 551 @ 3800 371 @ 5200
Engine Order Code LSA NA
Displacement 6.2L/378 5.0L/303
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 556 @ 6100 416 @ 6600
Engine Type 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
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.86
Trans Type 6 8
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.68
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.82
Summary
Vehicle Name Cadillac CTS-V Sedan Lexus IS F
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent SLA Multi-Link
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 10.2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall 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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