Compare 2017 Acura RLX vs 2017 Cadillac CTS

2017 Acura RLX
2017 Cadillac CTS
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Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 29 30 $61,184 $65,950
RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Technology Pkg 29 30 $55,625 $59,950
RLX Sedan w/Advance Pkg 20 30 $56,088 $60,450
RLX Sedan w/Technology Pkg 20 30 $50,529 $54,450
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4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo AWD 21 29 $45,595 $47,995
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury AWD 21 29 $51,010 $53,695
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury RWD 22 30 $49,110 $51,695
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD 22 30 $43,695 $45,995
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury AWD 19 27 $52,910 $55,695
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury RWD 20 30 $51,010 $53,695
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium Luxury AWD 19 27 $58,135 $61,195
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium Luxury RWD 20 30 $56,235 $59,195
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Twin Turbo V-Sport Premium Luxury RWD 16 24 $67,255 $70,795
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Twin Turbo V-Sport RWD 16 24 $57,660 $60,695
CTS-V Sedan 4-Door Sedan 14 21 $81,695 $85,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$61,184
$45,595
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$65,950
$47,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1099 / month
$800 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
If the Acura RLX's weak sales figures are anything to go by, its subtlety is lost on most consumers. The 2017 Cadillac CTS-V impresses on all fronts, unseating BMW and Mercedes-Benz by offering the best combination of performance and day-to-day livability in the large luxury/sport sedan segment.
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Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 54.8
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 45.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.1 97.0
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 53.8
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 40.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 53.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 61.7
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 114.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 61.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
196.1 195.5
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 57.2
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.6 13.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 12.4 x - TBD -
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 12.6 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 19.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 37.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 16.2
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P245/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RHN
Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P245/45R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA RHN
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4359 3814
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 17 x 8.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
341 @ 4700 295 @ 3000-4500
Engine Order Code
NA LTG
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
377 @ 6500 268 @ 5600
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection SIDI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 1.00
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 4.62
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 3.27
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.03 2.07
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.26
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.66 3.93
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 3.04
Trans Order Code
NA M5N
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.66
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 0.85
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.66
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RLX Cadillac CTS Sedan
Body Style
SH-AWD Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 7.4
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 9.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - TBD -
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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