Compare 2011 Cadillac CTS vs 2011 Lexus IS 350

2011 Cadillac CTS
2011 Lexus IS 350
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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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350 4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 19 27 $29,966 $33,295
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $31,019 $34,465
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $33,233 $36,925
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 20 27 $35,748 $39,720
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $37,962 $42,180
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 18 26 $37,072 $41,190
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 29 $38,124 $42,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 20 27 $41,976 $46,640
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $54,594 $60,660
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,401
$35,748
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,345
$39,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$589 / month
$662 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
7.4
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. The 2011 Lexus IS 350 and IS 350 look and drive like sport sedans, but they're not as performance-oriented as sport sedans from BMW or Infiniti.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 30.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 37.2
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 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 107.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
191.3 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.2 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 13.3
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 1.26 13.1 x - TBD -
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 12.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 17.1
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.90
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.0 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P245/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3849 3527
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SIDI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
223 @ 5700 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LF1 NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 7000 306 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 20
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 4.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 2.04
Trans Order Code
MN6 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Sedan Lexus IS 350
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-- -
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-- -
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-- -
Overall Side Crash Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-- -
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-- -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-- -
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-- -
Rollover Rating
-

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