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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
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
Front Hip Room (in)
58.9 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 36.1
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Wheelbase (in)
111.7 113.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 72.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.2 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)
11.26 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)
12.05 x - TBD - 12.4 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.9 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.9 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- TBD - QCH
Front Tire Size
P225/55HR17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
- TBD - QCH
Spare Tire Order Code
- TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55HR17 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)
- TBD - 3858
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
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
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
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection SIDI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 16
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 19
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name
Saab 9-5 Cadillac CTS Sedan
Body Style
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
6 3
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3 9.8
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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