Compare 2011 Saab 9-3 vs 2011 Cadillac CTS

2011 Saab 9-3
2011 Cadillac CTS
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4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD 19 28 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD 21 31 $28,177 $28,900
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD 19 27 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD 21 31 $29,571 $30,330
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD 20 29 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan XWD 17 27 $31,585 $32,395
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan FWD Aero 19 28 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $33,926 $35,340
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon AWD 9-3X 17 27 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Manual XWD 9-3X 20 29 $35,496 $36,975
4-Door Wagon Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Wagon FWD Aero 19 27 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Wagon Manual FWD Aero 21 31 $35,539 $37,020
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Sedan Manual XWD Aero 20 29 $36,590 $38,115
4-Door Sedan XWD Aero 17 27 $36,590 $38,115
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD 19 27 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD 20 29 $38,990 $39,990
2-Door Convertible Automatic FWD Aero 19 27 $43,276 $45,080
2-Door Convertible FWD Aero 19 27 $43,276 $45,080
2-Door Convertible Manual FWD Aero 20 29 $43,276 $45,080
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD 16 26 $33,401 $35,345
2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,254 $38,365
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Luxury 16 26 $36,288 $38,400
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD 18 27 $36,349 $38,465
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 26 $36,425 $38,545
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $37,748 $39,945
2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,050 $40,265
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,144 $40,365
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Luxury 18 27 $39,236 $41,520
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $39,312 $41,600
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,449 $41,745
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,467 $41,765
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $39,543 $41,845
2-Door Coupe RWD Performance 18 27 $40,450 $42,805
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $41,031 $43,420
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $41,168 $43,565
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $41,244 $43,645
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $41,263 $43,665
2-Door Coupe AWD Performance 18 27 $42,246 $44,705
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $42,964 $45,465
2-Door Coupe RWD Premium 18 27 $44,613 $47,210
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $45,171 $47,800
2-Door Coupe AWD Premium 18 27 $46,408 $49,110
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $46,555 $49,265
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $46,966 $49,700
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $48,350 $51,165
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,177
$33,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$28,900
$35,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$482 / month
$589 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
Attention-getting style, solid driving dynamics, quality materials, and a very competitive price put the entire 2011 Cadillac CTS lineup on level-or-better footing with most of the competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.3 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 98.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.0 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.0
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.9 191.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.3 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
105.3 113.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 61.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.0 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)
10.9 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)
11.1 x - TBD - 12.4 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.0 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.0 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.75 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - QCH
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - QCH
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)
3439 3849
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5500 270 @ 7000
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
221 @ 2500 223 @ 5700
Engine Order Code
LK9 LF1
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 19
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.37 1.53
Trans Type
5 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.33
Trans Order Code
AUT MN6
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.05 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.77 4.15
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-3 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
4-Link Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.5 9.8
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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