Compare 2011 Cadillac STS vs 2011 Audi A6

2011 Cadillac STS
2011 Audi A6
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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 FrontTrak 3.2L Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium 18 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 3.2L Premium Plus 18 28 $42,036 $45,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $46,686 $50,200
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Prem Plus 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Premium 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Avant Wagon quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 26 $49,578 $53,310
4-Door Sedan quattro 4.2L Prestige 16 23 $55,010 $59,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,679
$42,036
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,280
$45,200
Monthly Payment Estimate
$788 / month
$753 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Audi A6 is elegant and agile, although its cabin design is looking somewhat dated.
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TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 55.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.3 36.9
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 37.5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.6 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 57.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.9 96.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.9 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.3 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
116.4 111.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.6 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 63.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 4.6
Length, Overall (in)
196.7 193.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.8 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x 1.0 - 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 - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 21.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.74
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.2 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.9 39.0
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
QKS H7E
Spare Tire Order Code
SGC NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR17 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QKS H7E
Front Tire Size
P235/50VR17 P245/45R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
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 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3973 3858
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
NA Alloy
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Full-Size
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 10.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 380
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
302 @ 6300 265 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
DI Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
272 @ 5200 243 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
LLT NA
Displacement
3.6L/220 3.2L/195
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 2.51
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 NA
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.88
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Continuously Variable Ratio
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 2.51-0.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 NA
Trans Type
6 1
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac STS Audi A6
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Four-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.67 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.3 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Trapezoidal-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 6
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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