Compare 2021 Acura TLX vs 2021 Cadillac CT5

2021 Acura TLX
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FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
TLX FWD 22 31 $36,554 $37,500
TLX FWD w/A-Spec Package 22 30 $42,018 $44,250
TLX FWD w/Advance Package 22 31 $43,865 $46,300
TLX FWD w/Technology Package 22 31 $39,497 $41,500
TLX SH-AWD 21 29 $38,500 $39,500
TLX SH-AWD w/A-Spec Package 21 29 $43,914 $46,250
TLX SH-AWD w/Advance Package 21 29 $45,757 $48,300
TLX SH-AWD w/Technology Package 21 29 $41,397 $43,500
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4-Door Sedan Luxury
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CT5 4-Door Sedan Luxury 23 32 $35,145 $36,995
CT5 4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury 23 32 $38,755 $40,795
CT5 4-Door Sedan Sport 23 32 $39,705 $41,795
CT5 4-Door Sedan V-Series 18 27 $45,405 $47,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,554
$35,145
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$37,500
$36,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$625 / month
$617 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Acura TLX plants its flag among premium mid-size sedans with a racy design, strong turbocharged engines, and improved dynamics. The 2021 Cadillac CT5 adds Super Cruise to its luxury credentials.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.4 - TBD -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
34.9 37.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 39
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.6 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 56.7
Second Head Room (in)
36.3 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 55.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
64.6 63.9
Wheelbase (in)
113 116
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
75.2 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
64 62.8
Length, Overall (in)
194.6 193.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.4 57.2
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.5 11.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 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 12.6 x 1.1
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)
15.9 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.1 39
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/50VR18 245/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QBC
Front Tire Size
P235/50VR18 245/45R18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QBC
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3709 3659
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 18 x - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
280 @ 1600 258 @ 1500-4000
Engine Order Code
NA LSY
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0L/- TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
272 @ 6500 237 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 23
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.25 4.70
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.59 2.85
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.19 2.15
Trans Type
10 10
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.78 1.00
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.30 1.52
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.97 4.87
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.27 2.99
Trans Order Code
NA MHS
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.60 1.80
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.65 0.85
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.28
Tenth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.64
Clutch Size (in)
- N/A
Ninth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
Acura TLX Cadillac CT5
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA
Suspension Type - Front
Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Double Wishbone NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Five-Link
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
7.0 6.8
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - TBD -
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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