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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
350 4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 19 28 $31,430 $33,795
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,518 $34,965
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $34,805 $37,425
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,403 $40,220
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 26 $39,694 $42,680
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,009 $61,300
250C 2-Door Convertible Manual 19 28 $38,308 $41,190
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,396 $42,360
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,374 $46,640
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,939
$37,403
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,915
$40,220
Monthly Payment Estimate
$599 / month
$670 / 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 2012 Lexus IS 350 and IS 350 aren't as focused and fun to drive as sport sedans from BMW or Infiniti, though especially in F Sport guise they still look great.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 16 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - 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
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) 62.3 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 113.4 107.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6 13.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 x 1.26 13.2 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
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 17.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 17.4 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.4 33.5
Steering Type Pwr Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.9
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) 3858 3527
Wheels
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
Front 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 - 100
Engine
Fuel System SIDI Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 223 @ 5700 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code LFW 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 19
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 0.58
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 0.71
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
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.42 4.08
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual Automatic w/manual shift
Summary
Vehicle Name Cadillac CTS Sedan Lexus IS 350
Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
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 -
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA Double Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.8 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 5
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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