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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,585 $38,715
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD 16 26 $33,939 $35,915
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD 18 27 $36,869 $39,015
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Luxury 16 26 $36,902 $39,050
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Luxury 18 27 $39,831 $42,150
2-Door Coupe RWD Performance 18 27 $41,532 $43,950
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Performance 18 26 $41,759 $44,190
2-Door Coupe RWD Premium 18 27 $45,501 $48,150
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,964 $42,290
2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,381 $40,615
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Premium 18 26 $47,013 $49,750
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $45,634 $48,290
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 27 $36,963 $39,115
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,664 $40,915
2-Door Coupe AWD Performance 18 27 $43,328 $45,850
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 27 $39,926 $42,250
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $41,627 $44,050
2-Door Coupe AWD Premium 18 27 $47,297 $50,050
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Performance 18 26 $43,555 $46,090
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 26 $41,759 $44,190
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Premium 18 26 $48,809 $51,650
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 26 $47,429 $50,190
4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
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Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,939
$30,227
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,915
$32,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$599 / month
$542 / month
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line It has a styling leg up, and the 2012 Cadillac CTS backs up its looks with good dynamics, good build quality and a competitive set of body styles and options. The 2012 Audi A4 provides an engaging driving experience, impressive in-cabin technology, and surprisingly great fuel efficiency—making it a good everyday driver among premium sedans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 35.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 38.6
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 54.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.3 61.1
Wheelbase (in) 113.4 110.6
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 71.9
Track Width, Front (in) 61.8 61.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.3 185.2
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 56.2
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 1.26 12.6 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 11.8 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 16.9
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.4 16.3
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 37.7
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P235/55HR17 P245/40R18
Rear Tire Order Code QCH NA
Front Tire Size P235/55HR17 P245/40R18
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) 3858 3505
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 140
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System SIDI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 223 @ 5700 258 @ 1500
Engine Order Code LFW NA
Displacement 3.0L/183 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 270 @ 7000 211 @ 4300
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.33 NA
Trans Order Code MN6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 5.18
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 NA
Trans Description Cont. Manual Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 2.40-0.38
Clutch Size (in) - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53 NA
Trans Type 6 1
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 2.92
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Cadillac CTS Sedan Audi A4
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA 5-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent multi-link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 7.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 6
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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