Compare 2012 Audi A4 vs 2012 Cadillac CTS

2012 Audi A4
2012 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 29 $33,852 $36,400
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $33,852 $36,400
A4 4-Door Avant Wgn Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $33,852 $36,400
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium 21 29 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 29 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan Automatic quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 29 $32,178 $34,600
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 22 30 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 22 30 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan CVT FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige 22 30 $30,227 $32,500
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium 21 31 $30,970 $33,300
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 21 31 $30,970 $33,300
A4 4-Door Sedan Manual quattro 2.0T Prestige 21 31 $30,970 $33,300
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Premium Plus 18 27 $43,990 $47,300
S4 4-Door Sedan Manual Prestige 18 27 $43,990 $47,300
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Premium Plus 18 28 $45,292 $48,700
S4 4-Door Sedan S Tronic Prestige 18 28 $45,292 $48,700
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2-Door Coupe AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,381 $40,615
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance AWD 18 27 $43,328 $45,850
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance RWD 18 27 $41,532 $43,950
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium AWD 18 27 $47,297 $50,050
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium RWD 18 27 $45,501 $48,150
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,585 $38,715
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 27 $36,963 $39,115
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 27 $39,926 $42,250
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury RWD 16 26 $36,902 $39,050
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD 16 26 $33,939 $35,915
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance AWD 18 26 $41,759 $44,190
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance RWD 18 27 $39,964 $42,290
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium AWD 18 26 $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 $38,664 $40,915
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 26 $41,627 $44,050
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury RWD 18 27 $39,831 $42,150
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L RWD 18 27 $36,869 $39,015
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance AWD 18 26 $43,555 $46,090
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance RWD 18 26 $41,759 $44,190
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium AWD 18 26 $48,809 $51,650
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium RWD 18 26 $47,013 $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 6.2L 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,852
$38,381
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$36,400
$40,615
Monthly Payment Estimate
$607 / month
$677 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Audi A4 provides an engaging driving experience, impressive in-cabin technology, and surprisingly great fuel efficiency—making it a good everyday driver among premium sedans. It has a styling leg up, and the 2012 Cadillac CTS backs up its looks with good dynamics, good build quality and a competitive set of body styles and options.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Small Station Wagons Subcompact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 56.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
90 99.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 34.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 50.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.4
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 35.0
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 36.9
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 47.7
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.2 188.5
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - -
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 56.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 63.0
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 113.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 74.1
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 62.0
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)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
27.6 -
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 10.5
Brakes
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)
11.8 x - TBD - 12.4 x 0.9
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 - TBD - 12.4 x 1.2
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.9 18.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.3 19.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 36.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 3.26
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 P235/50R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYO
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 P265/45R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYO
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3814 4096
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8 18 x 8.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.6L/217
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 318 @ 6800
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 275 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LFX
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.55
Trans Type
8 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA MX7
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.17 4.06
Summary
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 Cadillac CTS Coupe
Body Style
Wagon 2 Door Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.30
Suspension Type - Rear
Trapezoidal Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
5-Link Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 8.9
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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