Compare 2014 Acura TL vs 2014 Audi A4 vs 2014 Cadillac CTS

2014 Acura TL
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2014 Audi A4
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2014 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 $33,827 $36,030
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Advance 20 29 $39,315 $41,960
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Special Edition 20 29 $35,216 $37,530
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic 2WD Tech 20 29 $37,279 $39,760
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD 18 26 $37,113 $39,580
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Advance 18 26 $42,601 $45,510
TL 4-Door Sedan Automatic SH-AWD Tech 18 26 $40,565 $43,310
TL 4-Door Sedan Manual SH-AWD Tech 17 25 $40,565 $43,310
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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 29 $33,388 $35,900
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 29 $33,388 $35,900
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 20 29 $33,388 $35,900
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 24 32 $31,434 $33,800
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 24 32 $31,434 $33,800
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 24 32 $31,434 $33,800
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 32 $32,272 $34,700
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 32 $32,272 $34,700
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 32 $32,272 $34,700
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 17 26 $44,734 $48,100
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 17 26 $44,734 $48,100
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $46,037 $49,500
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $46,037 $49,500
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium 20 27 $37,852 $40,700
allroad 4-Door Wgn Premium Plus 20 27 $37,852 $40,700
allroad 4-Door Wgn Prestige 20 27 $37,852 $40,700
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2-Door Coupe AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe AWD 18 26 $39,212 $41,495
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance AWD 18 26 $42,818 $45,795
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance RWD 18 27 $40,948 $43,795
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium AWD 18 26 $46,745 $49,995
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium RWD 18 27 $44,875 $47,995
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $37,322 $39,495
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo AWD 19 28 $44,509 $47,100
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury AWD 19 28 $49,820 $53,000
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury RWD 20 30 $47,940 $51,000
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Performance AWD 19 28 $55,539 $59,400
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Performance RWD 20 30 $53,669 $57,400
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Premium AWD 19 28 $59,653 $63,800
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Premium RWD 20 30 $57,783 $61,800
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD 20 30 $42,619 $45,100
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury AWD 18 26 $52,358 $55,700
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury RWD 18 29 $50,478 $53,700
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance AWD 18 26 $58,063 $62,100
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance RWD 18 29 $56,193 $60,100
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium AWD 18 26 $62,177 $66,500
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium RWD 18 29 $60,307 $64,500
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Twin Turbo Vsport Premium RWD 16 24 $64,580 $69,070
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Twin Turbo Vsport RWD 16 24 $55,230 $59,070
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 26 $41,449 $44,095
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury RWD 18 26 $39,663 $42,195
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance AWD 18 26 $43,098 $46,095
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance RWD 18 26 $41,322 $44,195
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium AWD 18 26 $48,334 $51,695
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium RWD 18 26 $46,558 $49,795
CTS-V Coupe 2-Door Coupe 14 19 $59,466 $63,600
CTS-V Sedan 4-Door Sedan 14 19 $59,466 $63,600
CTS-V Wagon 5-Door Wgn 14 19 $59,466 $63,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,827
$33,388
$39,212
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,030
$35,900
$41,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$601 / month
$598 / month
$692 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Acura TL is an attractive, comfortable, well-appointed luxury sedan. Choose the SH-AWD model, and you have yourself a legitimate sport sedan, too. With its perky, composed all-wheel-drive performance, the 2014 Audi Allroad isn't just the family pick of the A4 lineup; it's a better-driving alternative to taller crossovers. The 2014 Cadillac CTS sedan scales up the ATS' handsome profile and spot-on handling, and tops it off with a winning Vsport edition.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.7 - 54.50
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.2 35.00
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 38 36.90
Second Hip Room (in)
54.8 - 47.70
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 55.5 56.00
Second Head Room (in)
36.7 37.5 34.60
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.2 91 99.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.2 54.3 50.90
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 41.3 42.40
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 110.6 113.40
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74 71.9 74.10
Track Width, Front (in)
63.2 61.6 62.00
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.5 - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
194 185.1 188.50
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.2 56.00
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.8 61.1 63.00
Liftover Height (in)
- - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.1 12.4 10.5
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 12.6 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 11.8 12.40 x 0.90
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 16.1 18.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.4 37.7 36.40
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - 3.26
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - 19.1
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA HM1 QYO
Front Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P245/45HR17 P235/50R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA HM1 QYO
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/50VR17 P245/45HR17 P265/45R18
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 3693 4012
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 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 17 X 8 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
550 - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 150 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200 220 @ 4450 318 @ 6800
Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 5000 258 @ 1500 275 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA NA LFX
Displacement
3.5 L/212 2.0 L/121 3.6L/217
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24 21
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.28 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.32 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 3.14 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA MX7
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.07 1.67 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 1.00 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 4.71 4.06
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.72 2.85 3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 2.11 1.55
Trans Type
6 8 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Clutch Size (in)
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan quattro Sedan 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Acura TL Audi A4 Cadillac CTS Coupe
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone Multi-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - 0.94
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - 1.30
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 7.5 (Est) 8.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - 5
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - 10.9
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
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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