Compare 2011 Cadillac STS vs 2011 Acura RL

2011 Cadillac STS
2011 Acura RL
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4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SA 18 27 $44,679 $47,280
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SA 18 27 $44,679 $47,280
4-Door Sedan V6 AWD w/1SB 18 27 $48,024 $50,820
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SB 18 27 $48,024 $50,820
4-Door Sedan V6 RWD w/1SC 18 27 $53,279 $56,380
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 17 24 $42,801 $47,200
4-Door Sedan Tech Pkg 17 24 $46,522 $51,350
4-Door Sedan Advance Pkg 17 24 $49,929 $55,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,679
$42,801
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,280
$47,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$787 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Acura RL lives up to its flagship status in the Acura lineup with top-notch tech features and long-haul comfort, but charm comes up missing.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 24 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
55.6 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 58.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 99.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 36.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 38.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
196.7 195.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 62.4
Wheelbase (in)
116.4 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 72.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 13.1
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)
11.7 x 1.0 13.2 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)
11.9 x 1.3 12.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 19.4
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.2 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.9 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QKS NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50VR17 P245/45VR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QKS NA
Spare Tire Order Code
SGC NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR17 P245/45VR18
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3973 4083
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 9.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 130
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
272 @ 5200 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.7L/224
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6300 300 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI PGM-FI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.49
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.27
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.10
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.72
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.07
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.56
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.36
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac STS Acura RL
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.3
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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