Compare 2003 Cadillac CTS vs 2003 Acura TL

2003 Cadillac CTS
2003 Acura TL
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 26 $27,750 $30,000
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4-Door Sedan 3.2L
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.2L 19 29 $26,413 $28,980
4-Door Sedan 3.2L w/Navigation System 19 29 $28,370 $31,130
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Type S 19 29 $28,552 $31,330
4-Door Sedan 3.2L Type S w/Navigation System 19 29 $30,510 $33,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$27,750
$26,413
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,000
$28,980
Monthly Payment Estimate
$500 / month
$483 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.4 56.0
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 96.5
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 55.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 56.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 36.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.0 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 108.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.7 70.7
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 61.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
190.1 192.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.7 53.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 14.3
Brakes
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)
- TBD - 11.8 x 1.10
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)
- TBD - 11.1 x 0.35
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.5 17.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr-assisted Variable Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.11
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- TBD - 36.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/60VR16
Rear Tire Order Code
QWJ NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR16 P205/60VR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QWJ NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3568 3494
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16" x 6.5"
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16" x 6.5"
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 105
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
220 @ 3400 216 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LA3 NA
Displacement
3.2L/195 3.2L/196
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 6000 225 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI PGM-FI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.42 2.563
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 1.021
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.470
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.02 1.846
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.21 1.551
Trans Order Code
M82 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.428
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.653
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Acura TL
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Anti-sway bar w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.07
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Double-Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Anti-sway bar w/Coil Springs

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