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 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
Second Hip Room (in)
55.6 54.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 58.5
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 99.1
Exterior Dimensions
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
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in)
196.7 195.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 13.1
Brakes
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 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 19.4
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.2 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QKS NA
Spare Tire Order Code
SGC NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR17 P245/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
QKS NA
Front 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
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
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
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 Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6300 300 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
272 @ 5200 271 @ 5000
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.7L/224
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 24
Transmission
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
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.49
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac STS Acura RL
Suspension
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
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
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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