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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD 16 26 $33,230 $35,165
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Luxury 16 26 $35,782 $37,865
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 26 $36,254 $38,365
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $37,577 $39,765
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $38,806 $41,065
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,278 $41,565
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $39,373 $41,665
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $41,074 $43,465
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $44,287 $46,865
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $46,082 $48,765
4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L Luxury 18 25 $29,388 $31,600
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.0L Sport 18 26 $29,388 $31,600
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.0L Luxury 17 25 $32,401 $34,840
4-Door Sedan 4MATIC 3.0L Sport 17 25 $32,401 $34,840
4-Door Sedan RWD 3.5L Sport 17 25 $34,317 $36,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,230
$29,388
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,165
$31,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$586 / month
$527 / month
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Cadillac CTS takes an edgy, American approach to European performance-and style, with the stunning CTS Sport Wagon. More sport, more luxury, and more features for the money make the new 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class a more attractive possibility.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 33.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 37.1
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 54.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98 89.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.1
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.7
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 69.7
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.6 182.3
Height, Overall (in) 59.1 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.0 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 113.4 108.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 12.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x 1.3 11.6 x 1.26
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) 12.4 x 1.0 11.8 x 0.86
Brake Type Pwr Power
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18 17.4
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.0 35.6
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack & Pinion Steering
Tires
Rear Tire Size P235/55HR17 P225/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code QCH NA
Front Tire Size P235/55HR17 P225/45R17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code QCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3861 3560
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System SIDI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 223 @ 5700 221 @ 2700 - 5000
Engine Order Code LF1 NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 270 @ 7000 228 @ 6000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 3.07
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.37
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 4.38
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 1.92
Trans Type 6 7
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67 3.42 (R2 2.23)
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.33 2.86
Trans Order Code MN6 427
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.73
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Cadillac CTS Sedan Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA 3-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA 5-Arm Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 -
 
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