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Selected Style 2-Door Coupe RWD
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,765 $38,905
2-Door Coupe RWD Performance 18 27 $41,093 $43,950
2-Door Coupe RWD Premium 18 27 $45,020 $48,150
2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,560 $40,805
2-Door Coupe AWD Performance 18 27 $42,869 $45,850
2-Door Coupe AWD Premium 18 27 $46,796 $50,050
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD 18 26 $37,048 $39,205
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Luxury 18 26 $39,621 $42,150
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Performance 18 26 $41,317 $44,190
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Premium 18 26 $46,516 $49,750
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,844 $41,105
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $41,407 $44,050
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Performance 18 26 $43,094 $46,090
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Premium 18 26 $48,292 $51,650
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Luxury 18 27 $36,944 $39,095
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $40,956 $43,340
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $45,634 $48,290
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $38,669 $40,920
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $42,751 $45,240
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $47,429 $50,190
4-Door Sedan RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,496 $40,320
4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,787 $42,780
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,765
$37,496
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,905
$40,320
Monthly Payment Estimate
$648 / month
$672 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line Strikingly handsome, fun to drive, well-built, and competitive on pricing and features, the 2013 Cadillac CTS continues the brand's good reputation. The 2013 Lexus IS 250 and IS 350 look like exciting sport sedans--especially in F Sport guise--though they're not as fun to drive or even as fuel-efficient as other small sport sedans.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Subcompact Cars Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 47.70 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.00 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 99.0 85.7
Second Head Room (in) 34.60 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 50.90 52.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.40 43.9
Passenger Capacity 4 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.50 54.1
Second Leg Room (in) 35.00 30.6
Front Head Room (in) 36.90 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.00 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 188.50 180.3
Height, Overall (in) 56.00 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.00 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 113.40 107.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.10 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 10.5 13.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.40 x 0.90 12.2 x - TBD -
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) 12.40 x 1.20 13.15 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 17.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.40 33.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.81 2.91
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QYO NA
Front Tire Size P235/50R18 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code QYO NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P265/45R18 P245/45VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3898 3527
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 9.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - 100
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 275 @ 4900 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code LFX NA
Displacement 3.6L/217 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 318 @ 6800 306 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 21 22
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 0.586
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.06 3.520
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 1.400
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85 0.716
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.224
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 2.042
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73 4.083
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Summary
Vehicle Name Cadillac CTS Coupe Lexus IS 350
Body Style 2 Door Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.7 8.3
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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