Compare 2018 Acura RLX vs 2018 Cadillac XTS

2018 Acura RLX
2018 Cadillac XTS
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Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RLX Sedan Sport Hybrid w/Advance Pkg 28 29 $57,432 $61,900
RLX Sedan w/Technology Pkg 20 29 $50,946 $54,900
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4-Door Sedan Armored FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XTS 4-Door Sedan Armored FWD N/A N/A $47,590 $50,095
XTS 4-Door Sedan FWD 19 28 $44,075 $46,395
XTS 4-Door Sedan Funeral Coach FWD 15 21 $46,312 $48,750
XTS 4-Door Sedan Limousine FWD 15 21 $46,673 $49,130
XTS 4-Door Sedan Livery Package FWD 19 28 $43,980 $46,295
XTS 4-Door Sedan Luxury AWD 17 26 $49,775 $52,395
XTS 4-Door Sedan Luxury FWD 19 28 $47,875 $50,395
XTS 4-Door Sedan Platinum AWD 17 26 $64,500 $67,895
XTS 4-Door Sedan Platinum FWD 19 28 $62,410 $65,695
XTS 4-Door Sedan Platinum V-Sport AWD 16 23 $68,870 $72,495
XTS 4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury AWD 17 26 $56,045 $58,995
XTS 4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury FWD 19 28 $53,955 $56,795
XTS 4-Door Sedan Stretch Livery FWD 19 28 $45,414 $47,805
Pricing
Invoice Price
$57,432
$47,590
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$61,900
$50,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$1032 / month
$835 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.3
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Acura RLX brandishes some exotic hardware, and wraps it in anonymity. The 2018 Cadillac XTS is best experienced from the back seat, but even the driver will find it a pleasant luxury sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg Coming Soon
Highway
29 mpg Coming Soon
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Special Purpose Vehicle 2WD
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.1 104.2
Front Hip Room (in)
55.9 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 - TBD -
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.5 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.6 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
36.9 - TBD -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 - TBD -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.4 - TBD -
Track Width, Front (in)
64.3 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
3.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
198.1 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 - TBD -
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12 18.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.2 12.4 x 0.9
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 13.6 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 38.7
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 15.3
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 2.64
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P235/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RGS
Front Tire Size
P245/40WR19 P235/55R18
Spare Tire Size
NA P235/55R18
Front Tire Order Code
NA RGS
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4380 4028
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
19 X 8 18 x 8.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
341 @ 4700 264 @ 5300
Engine Order Code
NA LFX
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
377 @ 6500 304 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas/Electric V-6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 - TBD -
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.40 4.48
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.58 2.39
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.03 1.84
Trans Type
7 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.66 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.75 2.87
Trans Order Code
NA M7V
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.41
Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/Manual Shift
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.62 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.74
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura RLX Cadillac XTS
Body Style
SH-AWD Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link w/Air Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Linked H-Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 - TBD -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 9.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 220
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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