Compare 2013 Acura TL vs 2013 Audi A4 vs 2013 Cadillac CTS

2013 Acura TL
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2013 Audi A4
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2013 Cadillac CTS
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4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD 20 29 $33,712 $35,905
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Advance 20 29 $39,200 $41,835
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Special Edition 20 29 $35,100 $37,405
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Tech 20 29 $37,164 $39,635
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $36,997 $39,455
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,485 $45,385
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 18 26 $40,449 $43,185
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,449 $43,185
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4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 30 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 31 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $31,062 $33,400
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $44,268 $47,600
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 17 26 $44,268 $47,600
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $45,570 $49,000
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $45,570 $49,000
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium 20 27 $36,828 $39,600
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium Plus 20 27 $36,828 $39,600
allroad 4-Door Wgn Prestige 20 27 $36,828 $39,600
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2-Door Coupe AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,560 $40,805
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance AWD 18 27 $42,869 $45,850
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance RWD 18 27 $41,093 $43,950
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium AWD 18 27 $46,796 $50,050
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium RWD 18 27 $45,020 $48,150
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,765 $38,905
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 26 $38,669 $40,920
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury RWD 18 27 $36,944 $39,095
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance AWD 18 27 $42,751 $45,240
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance RWD 18 27 $40,956 $43,340
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium AWD 18 27 $47,429 $50,190
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium RWD 18 27 $45,634 $48,290
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,844 $41,105
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 26 $41,407 $44,050
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury RWD 18 26 $39,621 $42,150
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L RWD 18 26 $37,048 $39,205
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance AWD 18 26 $43,094 $46,090
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance RWD 18 26 $41,317 $44,190
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium AWD 18 26 $48,292 $51,650
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium RWD 18 26 $46,516 $49,750
CTS-V Coupe 2-Door Coupe 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
CTS-V Sedan 4-Door Sedan 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
CTS-V Wagon 5-Door Wgn 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,712
$32,178
$38,560
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,905
$34,600
$40,805
Monthly Payment Estimate
$598 / month
$577 / month
$680 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2013 Acura TL is a comfortable, attractive, and well-equipped luxury sedan--but in top SH-AWD guise it morphs into something that even driving enthusiasts will find compelling. Magnificent design and technology sets the Audi A4 apart, but it's not quite as sporty as its BMW and Cadillac competition. Strikingly handsome, fun to drive, well-built, and competitive on pricing and features, the 2013 Cadillac CTS continues the brand's good reputation.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 30 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.200 35.00
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38.600 36.90
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 - TBD - 47.70
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 55.500 56.00
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 91.000 99.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.500 34.60
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 54.300 50.90
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.300 42.40
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - TBD - 54.50
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 71.900 74.10
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 61.600 62.00
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.0 185.200 188.50
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.200 56.00
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 61.100 63.00
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 110.600 113.40
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 12.400 10.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.600 x - TBD - 12.40 x 1.20
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 11.800 x - TBD - 12.40 x 0.90
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.900 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD - 3.26
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 16.300 19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.700 36.40
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P245/45R17 P265/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA QYO
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P245/45R17 P235/50R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA QYO
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3704 4096
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8 18 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD - 10.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 140 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000 258 @ 1500 275 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA NA LFX
Displacement
3.5L/212 2.0L/121 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 211 @ 4300 318 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 30 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20 18
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.670 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.000 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.170 4.06
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 2.110 1.55
Trans Type
6 8 6
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.290 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.320 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 3.140 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA MX7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 2.850 3.23
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.840 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.670 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Audi A4 Cadillac CTS Coupe
Body Style
Sedan Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.748 - TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.181 - TBD - 1.30
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Trapezoidal Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone 5-Link Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.9 7.6 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 (2012) 6 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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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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