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Selected Style 2012 Cadillac XTS 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
5-Door Wagon 6.2L 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
4-Door Sedan 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
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TCC's Bottom Line With its ZR1-derived powertrain, the 2012 Cadillac CTS-V stuffs 'Vette excitement into a track-ready Cadillac coupe, wagon or sedan.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City N/A mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway N/A mpg 19 mpg
EPA Classification Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98.0
Second Head Room (in) 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 191.3
Height, Overall (in) 57.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.1
Wheelbase (in) 113.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5
Track Width, Front (in) 62.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Brake ABS System Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 14.7 x 1.1
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 15.0 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Front Tire Size P255/40YR19
Spare Tire Size NA
Front Tire Order Code Q42
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Rear Tire Size P285/35YR19
Rear Tire Order Code Q42
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 4222
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 19 x 9
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.5
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD -
Displacement 6.2L/378
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 556 @ 6100
Engine Type Gas V8
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 551 @ 3800
Engine Order Code LSA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16
Clutch Size (in) - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53
Trans Type 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.33
Trans Order Code MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15
Vehicle Name Cadillac CTS-V Sedan
Body Style 4 Door Sedan
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.14
Suspension Type - Rear Independent SLA
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Magnetic Ride Control
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.00
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Magnetic Ride Control
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6
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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