Compare 2011 Cadillac CTS vs 2011 Audi A4

2011 Cadillac CTS
2011 Audi A4
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD 16 26 $33,401 $35,345
2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,254 $38,365
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Luxury 16 26 $36,288 $38,400
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD 18 27 $36,349 $38,465
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 26 $36,425 $38,545
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $37,748 $39,945
2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,050 $40,265
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,144 $40,365
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Luxury 18 27 $39,236 $41,520
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $39,312 $41,600
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,449 $41,745
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,467 $41,765
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $39,543 $41,845
2-Door Coupe RWD Performance 18 27 $40,450 $42,805
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $41,031 $43,420
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $41,168 $43,565
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $41,244 $43,645
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $41,263 $43,665
2-Door Coupe AWD Performance 18 27 $42,246 $44,705
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $42,964 $45,465
2-Door Coupe RWD Premium 18 27 $44,613 $47,210
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $45,171 $47,800
2-Door Coupe AWD Premium 18 27 $46,408 $49,110
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $46,555 $49,265
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $46,966 $49,700
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $48,350 $51,165
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4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 23 30 $30,040 $32,300
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 23 30 $30,040 $32,300
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
4-Door Avant Wagon Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,401
$30,040
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,345
$32,300
Monthly Payment Estimate
$589 / month
$538 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Attention-getting style, solid driving dynamics, quality materials, and a very competitive price put the entire 2011 Cadillac CTS lineup on level-or-better footing with most of the competition. With strong performance, good practicality, and respectable fuel economy, the attractively styled 2011 Audi A4 strikes a great balance for an everyday-driving sport sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 54.3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 55.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.0 91
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 56.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 110.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.2
Length, Overall (in)
191.3 185.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 12.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 1.0 11.3 x 0.47
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)
12.4 x 1.26 12.6 x 1.18
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.0 37.4
Steering Type
Pwr Servotronic
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 16.3
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/50R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/50R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3849 3527
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 7.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 280
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 7000 211 @ 5300-6000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SIDI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
223 @ 5700 258 @ 1500-4200
Engine Order Code
LF1 NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 30
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.02
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 NA
Trans Order Code
MN6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 5.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Manual CVT
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 2.49-0.37
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Sedan Audi A4
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA 4-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Stabilizer Bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent multi-link Trapezoidal Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 7
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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