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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD
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Trim

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 RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $46,314 $49,800
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $43,945 $47,250
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,939
$43,945
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,915
$47,250
Monthly Payment Estimate
$599 / month
$788 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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 2013 Lexus GS 350 gains a little confidence and connectivity, while its competition gains some weight and complexity.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 26 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 55.700
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.300
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 57.300
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.3 62.600
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 14.300
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 13.100 x 1.200
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 12.200 x 0.700
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 17.400
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 34.800
Steering Type Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
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
Spare Tire Size NA T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code QCH NA
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3858 3795
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
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
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
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 270 @ 7000 306 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 19
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name Cadillac CTS Sedan Lexus GS 350
Suspension
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA Multi-link
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
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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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