Compare 2010 Audi A4 vs 2009 Cadillac CTS

2010 Audi A4
2009 Cadillac CTS
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4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $32,875 $35,350
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $32,875 $35,350
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $32,875 $35,350
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $31,201 $33,550
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $31,201 $33,550
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $31,201 $33,550
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 23 30 $29,249 $31,450
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 23 30 $29,249 $31,450
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 30 $30,085 $32,350
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 30 $30,085 $32,350
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 30 $30,085 $32,350
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 18 27 $42,687 $45,900
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 18 27 $42,687 $45,900
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $43,989 $47,300
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $43,989 $47,300
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4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SA
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CTS 4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SA 17 25 $37,374 $39,760
CTS 4-Door Sedan AWD w/1SB 17 26 $38,314 $40,760
CTS 4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SA 16 25 $34,366 $36,560
CTS 4-Door Sedan RWD w/1SB 17 26 $36,528 $38,860
CTS-V 4-Door Sedan 15 24 $54,474 $58,575
Pricing
Invoice Price
$32,875
$37,374
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,350
$39,760
Monthly Payment Estimate
$589 / month
$663 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Audi S4 blasts its way into a performance war with BMW and Mercedes-Benz-and Lexus, Infiniti, and Cadillac-thanks to a big price cut and 333 supercharged horsepower. The 2009 Cadillac CTS continues to compete with the best from Mercedes and BMW with a distinctly American approach, boasting some of the top tech features in its class.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 17 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wgn Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90 98
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 35.9
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 38.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 61.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.2 191.6
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
69.7 -
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 58.0
Liftover Height (in)
24.8 - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 62.0
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 113.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 72.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
50.5 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA -
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
40.4 -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
28.0 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
39.4 -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
30.4 -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.47 12.4 x 1.02
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.18 12.4 x 1.26
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 18
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 57.1
Steering Type
Servotronic Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.8
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QCH
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P235/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QCH
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P235/55HR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3814 3509
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 11.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
280 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500-4200 253 @ 3100
Engine Order Code
NA LY7
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.6L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 5300-6000 263 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
FSI PFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.52 1.55
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
Automatic w/OD NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.34 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA MX7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.52 4.06
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Tiptronic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.06
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Cadillac CTS
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.75
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 -

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