Compare 2012 Cadillac CTS vs 2013 Lexus GS 350

2012 Cadillac CTS
2013 Lexus GS 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 $33,939 $35,915
2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,585 $38,715
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
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 27 $36,963 $39,115
2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,381 $40,615
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,664 $40,915
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Luxury 18 27 $39,831 $42,150
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 27 $39,926 $42,250
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,964 $42,290
2-Door Coupe RWD Performance 18 27 $41,532 $43,950
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $41,627 $44,050
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 26 $41,759 $44,190
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Performance 18 26 $41,759 $44,190
2-Door Coupe AWD Performance 18 27 $43,328 $45,850
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Performance 18 26 $43,555 $46,090
2-Door Coupe RWD Premium 18 27 $45,501 $48,150
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $45,634 $48,290
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Premium 18 26 $47,013 $49,750
2-Door Coupe AWD Premium 18 27 $47,297 $50,050
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 26 $47,429 $50,190
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Premium 18 26 $48,809 $51,650
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $43,945 $47,250
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $46,314 $49,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,939
$43,945
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,915
$47,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$599 / month
$788 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
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 2013 Lexus GS 350 gains a little confidence and connectivity, while its competition gains some weight and complexity.
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Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.700
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.300
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.500
Second Leg Room (in)
36.1 36.300
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 38.000
Second Hip Room (in)
53.0 54.100
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.0 109.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.800
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 57.300
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 62.600
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 112.200
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 72.400
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.000
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.700
Length, Overall (in)
191.3 190.700
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 14.300
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 1.0 12.200 x 0.700
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 13.100 x 1.200
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 17.400
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 34.800
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.800
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
17.4 13.200
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/50WR17
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/50R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3858 3795
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 7000 306 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SIDI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
223 @ 5700 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LFW NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.5L/211
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 28
Transmission
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.717
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.224
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 2.043
Trans Order Code
MN6 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.615
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.15 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.586
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.15 3.520
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.401
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Sedan Lexus GS 350
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.71 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent multi-link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
9.8 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
3 5 (2012)
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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