Compare 2013 Acura TL vs 2013 Cadillac CTS

2013 Acura TL
2013 Cadillac CTS
Add Vehicle
Select style
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
Select style
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
$38,560
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,905
$40,805
Monthly Payment Estimate
$598 / month
$680 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
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. Strikingly handsome, fun to drive, well-built, and competitive on pricing and features, the 2013 Cadillac CTS continues the brand's good reputation.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.00
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 36.90
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 47.70
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 56.00
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 99.0
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 34.60
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 50.90
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.40
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 54.50
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.0 74.10
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 62.00
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194.0 188.50
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.00
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 63.00
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 113.40
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 10.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 12.40 x 1.20
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x - TBD - 12.40 x 0.90
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 36.40
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.26
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P265/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYO
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P235/50R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYO
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 4096
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000 275 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LFX
Displacement
3.5L/212 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 318 @ 6800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 18
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.06
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.55
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA MX7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Cadillac CTS Coupe
Body Style
Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.748 0.94
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.181 1.30
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Independent
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.9 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 (2012) 5
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

Get FREE Dealer Quotes

From dealers near you
Go!

Add a Vehicle to Compare

Select a vehicle below
Please choose a make.
Please choose a model.
Please choose a year.
Continue