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Selected Style 4-Door Wagon 3.2L AWD w/Moonroof
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Wagon FWD 3.2L 18 25 $30,221 $32,150
4-Door Wagon FWD w/Moonroof 3.2L 18 25 $30,221 $32,150
4-Door Wagon AWD 3.2L 18 24 $30,221 $32,150
4-Door Wagon AWD w/Moonroof 3.2L 18 24 $30,221 $32,150
4-Door Wagon AWD w/Moonroof 3.0T 17 22 $35,908 $38,200
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD 16 26 $33,401 $35,345
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD 18 27 $36,349 $38,465
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Luxury 16 26 $36,288 $38,400
2-Door Coupe RWD Performance 18 27 $40,450 $42,805
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Luxury 18 27 $39,236 $41,520
2-Door Coupe RWD Premium 18 27 $44,613 $47,210
5-Door Wagon 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,467 $41,765
4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD Performance 18 27 $37,748 $39,945
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $41,168 $43,565
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Performance 18 27 $39,449 $41,745
2-Door Coupe AWD Performance 18 27 $42,246 $44,705
5-Door Wagon 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $46,555 $49,265
2-Door Coupe AWD Premium 18 27 $46,408 $49,110
4-Door Sedan 3.6L RWD Premium 18 27 $45,171 $47,800
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,144 $40,365
2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,254 $38,365
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 26 $36,425 $38,545
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $41,031 $43,420
2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,050 $40,265
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Luxury 18 26 $39,312 $41,600
4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $39,543 $41,845
5-Door Wagon 3.0L AWD Performance 18 26 $41,263 $43,665
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $42,964 $45,465
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Performance 18 27 $41,244 $43,645
5-Door Wagon 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $48,350 $51,165
4-Door Sedan 3.6L AWD Premium 18 27 $46,966 $49,700
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,221
$33,401
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,150
$35,345
Monthly Payment Estimate
$536 / month
$589 / month
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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
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 24 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification 4WD Sport Utility Vehicle Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 34.6 36.1
Front Head Room (in) 37.8 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) 55.1 53.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³) 98 98.0
Second Head Room (in) 38.7 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 56.5 54.7
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 42.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 54.8 53.7
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 28.5 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.3 72.5
Track Width, Front (in) 63.5 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 190.5 191.3
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 48.1 -
Height, Overall (in) 63.1 58.0
Liftover Height (in) 27.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in) 62.2 62.2
Wheelbase (in) 110.8 113.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 33.3 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 73.9 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 72.1 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) - TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 42.9 -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 13.6
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.4 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) 11.9 x - TBD - 12.4 x 1.0
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.0 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.7 35.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size P215/65R16 P235/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code NA QCH
Front Tire Size P215/65R16 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size - TBD - NA
Front Tire Order Code NA QCH
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 330 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 495 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3300 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3985 3849
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7 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) - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System EFI SIDI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 236 @ 3200 223 @ 5700
Engine Order Code NA LF1
Displacement 3.2L/195 3.0L/183
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 240 @ 6400 270 @ 7000
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 24 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 16
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.75 3.42
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16 1.15
Trans Description Cont. Automatic, Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.15 4.15
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 1.53
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again Geartronic NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37 2.33
Trans Order Code NA MN6
Summary
Body Style 5 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Volvo XC70 Cadillac CTS Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.3 9.8
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 4 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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