Compare 2011 Audi A4 vs 2011 BMW 3-Series vs 2011 Cadillac CTS

2011 Audi A4
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2011 BMW 3-Series
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2011 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 $33,760 $36,300
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $33,760 $36,300
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 27 $32,087 $34,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 23 30 $30,040 $32,300
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 23 30 $30,040 $32,300
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 22 30 $30,876 $33,200
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 18 27 $43,804 $47,100
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 18 27 $43,804 $47,100
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $45,107 $48,500
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $45,107 $48,500
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2-Door Conv 328i
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
3 Series 2-Door Conv 328i SULEV 18 28 $42,735 $46,450
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335i 19 28 $48,440 $52,650
3 Series 2-Door Conv 335is 18 26 $54,880 $59,650
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $34,640 $37,650
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $36,385 $39,550
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i RWD 19 28 $40,570 $44,100
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335i xDrive AWD 19 26 $42,320 $46,000
3 Series 2-Door Coupe 335is RWD 18 26 $47,010 $51,100
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV South Africa 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 18 28 $31,830 $34,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 17 25 $33,670 $36,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335d RWD 23 36 $40,620 $44,150
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 19 28 $38,685 $42,050
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 19 26 $40,525 $44,050
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i RWD 17 26 $34,180 $37,150
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWD 17 25 $36,020 $39,150
M3 2-Door Conv 13 20 $62,145 $67,550
M3 2-Door Coupe 14 20 $54,190 $58,900
M3 4-Door Sedan 14 20 $51,430 $55,900
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2-Door Coupe AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,050 $40,265
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance AWD 18 27 $42,246 $44,705
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance RWD 18 27 $40,450 $42,805
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium AWD 18 27 $46,408 $49,110
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium RWD 18 27 $44,613 $47,210
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,254 $38,365
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 26 $36,425 $38,545
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 26 $39,312 $41,600
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury RWD 16 26 $36,288 $38,400
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Performance AWD 18 26 $39,543 $41,845
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Performance RWD 18 27 $37,748 $39,945
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD 16 26 $33,401 $35,345
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance AWD 18 27 $41,244 $43,645
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance RWD 18 27 $39,449 $41,745
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium AWD 18 27 $46,966 $49,700
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium RWD 18 27 $45,171 $47,800
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,144 $40,365
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 26 $41,031 $43,420
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury RWD 18 27 $39,236 $41,520
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Performance AWD 18 26 $41,263 $43,665
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Performance RWD 18 27 $39,467 $41,765
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L RWD 18 27 $36,349 $38,465
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance AWD 18 27 $42,964 $45,465
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance RWD 18 27 $41,168 $43,565
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium AWD 18 27 $48,350 $51,165
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium RWD 18 27 $46,555 $49,265
CTS-V Coupe 2-Door Coupe 14 19 $58,306 $62,360
CTS-V Sedan 4-Door Sedan 14 19 $58,306 $62,360
CTS-V Wagon 5-Door Wgn 6.2L 14 19 $58,306 $62,360
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,760
$42,735
$38,050
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,300
$46,450
$40,265
Monthly Payment Estimate
$605 / month
$774 / month
$671 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
With strong performance, good practicality, and respectable fuel economy, the attractively styled 2011 Audi A4 strikes a great balance for an everyday-driving sport sedan. Stunning performance is still the calling card for the 2011 BMW M3; the weight it's gained may just be a sign of its success. Attention-getting style, solid driving dynamics, quality materials, and a very competitive price put the entire 2011 Cadillac CTS lineup on level-or-better footing with most of the competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wgn Sub-Compact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
38.2 36.5 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 49.3 50.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.8 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 4 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
34.3 31.9 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 38.0 36.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 47.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 55.3 56.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90 84.2 86.6
Exterior Dimensions
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
69.7 - -
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 54.5 56.0
Liftover Height (in)
24.8 - TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 59.6 63.0
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 108.7 113.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 70.2 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 59.1 62.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.2 - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.2 181.9 188.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 - - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
50.5 - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 9.0 10.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.47 11.8 x - TBD - 12.4 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted Pwr
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 x 1.18 12.3 x - TBD - 12.4 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 16.1 18
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.1 36.6
Steering Type
Servotronic Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD - 3.3
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 16.0 19.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA QYO
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50R17 P225/45R17 P265/45VR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA QYO
Front Tire Size
P225/50R17 P225/45R17 P235/50VR18
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3814 3825 4112
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Alloy NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 8.0 18 x 8.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.4 - TBD - 10.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
280 - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 5300-6000 230 @ 6500 304 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPI DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500-4200 200 @ 2750 273 @ 5200
Engine Order Code
NA NA LLT
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.0L/183 3.6L/220
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 22 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 28 27
Transmission
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.00 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.94 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.46 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA NA MX7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.52 3.38 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.23 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - - -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.85 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.32 4.06
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD - NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.66 1.55
Trans Type
8 6 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Wagon 2 Door Convertible 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 BMW 3 Series Cadillac CTS Coupe
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 1.3
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link 5-Link Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
4-Link Double Pivot Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD - 0.9
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Stabilizer Bar NA w/stabilizer bar
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 9.3 8.9
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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