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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD N/A N/A $37,639 $39,830
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Luxury N/A N/A $40,852 $43,230
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Performance N/A N/A $41,135 $43,530
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Performance N/A N/A $43,115 $45,625
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Premium N/A N/A $48,875 $51,720
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD N/A N/A $39,434 $41,730
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Luxury N/A N/A $42,647 $45,130
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Performance N/A N/A $42,931 $45,430
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Performance N/A N/A $44,911 $47,525
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Premium N/A N/A $50,670 $53,620
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD 16 26 $33,230 $35,165
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Luxury 16 26 $35,782 $37,865
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $37,577 $39,765
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,278 $41,565
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $44,287 $46,865
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 26 $36,254 $38,365
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $38,806 $41,065
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $39,373 $41,665
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $41,074 $43,465
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $46,082 $48,765
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Eco Lux Collection N/A N/A N/A N/A
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,833
$33,230
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,595
$35,165
Monthly Payment Estimate
$627 / month
$586 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2010 Lexus IS gives BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Infiniti a real challenge, though it's still a little less performance-oriented than the competition. The 2010 Cadillac CTS takes an edgy, American approach to European performance-and style, with the stunning CTS Sport Wagon.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Sub-Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 85.7 98
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 42.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 55.1
Second Leg Room (in) 30.6 35.9
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 60.4 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.3 5.9
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 191.6
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 59.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.4 62.0
Wheelbase (in) 107.5 113.4
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 72.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 13.0 13.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.2 x - TBD - 12.4 x 1.0
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) 13.2 x - TBD - 12.4 x 1.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 18
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 35.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.91 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code NA QCH
Front Tire Size P225/45VR17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code NA QCH
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P245/45VR17 P235/55HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3527 3861
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - 11.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 277 @ 4800 223 @ 5700
Engine Order Code NA LF1
Displacement 3.5L/210 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 306 @ 6400 270 @ 7000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection SIDI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.53
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.72 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.22 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.04 2.33
Trans Order Code NA MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 4.08 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.59 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.52 4.15
Summary
Vehicle Name Lexus IS 350 Cadillac CTS Sedan
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 9.8
 
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