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
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
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 107.4
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
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
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)
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
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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
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
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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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