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4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Turbo4
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual FWD Turbo4 20 33 N/A $36,525
4-Door Sedan Automatic FWD Turbo4 18 28 N/A $37,875
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Turbo4 17 27 N/A $39,875
4-Door Wagon Automatic XWD Aero 17 27 N/A $41,375
4-Door Sedan Automatic XWD Aero 17 27 N/A $47,065
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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 $33,939 $35,915
2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,585 $38,715
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD 18 27 $36,869 $39,015
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Luxury 16 26 $36,902 $39,050
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 27 $36,963 $39,115
2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,381 $40,615
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,664 $40,915
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Luxury 18 27 $39,831 $42,150
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 27 $39,926 $42,250
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,964 $42,290
2-Door Coupe RWD Performance 18 27 $41,532 $43,950
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $41,627 $44,050
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 26 $41,759 $44,190
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Performance 18 26 $41,759 $44,190
2-Door Coupe AWD Performance 18 27 $43,328 $45,850
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Performance 18 26 $43,555 $46,090
2-Door Coupe RWD Premium 18 27 $45,501 $48,150
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $45,634 $48,290
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Premium 18 26 $47,013 $49,750
2-Door Coupe AWD Premium 18 27 $47,297 $50,050
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 26 $47,429 $50,190
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Premium 18 26 $48,809 $51,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
N/A
$33,939
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,525
$35,915
Monthly Payment Estimate
$609 / month
$599 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
It has a styling leg up, and the 2012 Cadillac CTS backs up its looks with good dynamics, good build quality and a competitive set of body styles and options.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
58.9 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
58.0 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.2 98.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.4 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 113.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 72.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
197.2 191.3
Height, Overall (in)
57.8 58.0
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.4 62.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.2 13.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.05 x - TBD - 12.4 x 1.26
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)
11.26 x - TBD - 12.4 x 1.0
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - QCH
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - QCH
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- TBD - 3858
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 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)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500 223 @ 5700
Engine Order Code
NA LFW
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 5500 270 @ 7000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.76 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.92 4.15
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.32 1.53
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.04 2.33
Trans Order Code
NA MN6
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-5 Cadillac CTS Sedan
Suspension
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
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
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 3
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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