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Compare 2014 Audi A4 vs 2014 BMW 3-Series vs 2014 Cadillac ATS

2014 Audi A4
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2014 BMW 3-Series
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2014 Cadillac ATS
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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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4-Door Sedan 320i RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD 24 36 $30,130 $32,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i RWD South Africa 24 36 $30,130 $32,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i xDrive AWD 23 35 $31,970 $34,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 320i xDrive AWD South Africa 23 35 $31,970 $34,750
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328d RWD 32 45 $35,510 $38,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328d xDrive AWD 31 43 $37,350 $40,600
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD SULEV 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD South Africa SULEV 23 35 $34,315 $37,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South Africa 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD South Africa 22 33 $36,155 $39,300
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD 22 32 $39,930 $43,400
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD South Africa 22 32 $39,930 $43,400
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD 20 30 $41,770 $45,400
3 Series 4-Door Sedan 335i xDrive AWD South Africa 20 30 $41,770 $45,400
3 Series 4-Door Sedan ActiveHybrid 3 25 33 $45,910 $49,900
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328d xDrive AWD 31 43 $39,515 $42,950
3 Series 4-Door Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWD 22 33 $38,135 $41,450
3 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 328i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 22 33 $38,135 $41,450
3 Series Gran Turismo 5-Door 335i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD 20 30 $43,100 $46,850
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4-Door Sedan 2.0L Luxury AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Luxury AWD 20 30 $38,629 $41,095
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Luxury RWD 21 31 $36,749 $39,095
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Performance AWD 20 30 $41,228 $44,095
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Performance RWD 21 31 $39,358 $42,095
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Premium AWD 20 30 $43,192 $46,195
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Premium RWD 21 31 $42,163 $45,095
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Standard AWD 20 30 $35,054 $37,095
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Standard RWD 21 31 $33,164 $35,095
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Luxury RWD 22 33 $34,869 $37,095
ATS 4-Door Sedan 2.5L Standard RWD 22 33 $31,246 $33,065
ATS 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury AWD 18 26 $40,509 $43,095
ATS 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury RWD 19 28 $38,629 $41,095
ATS 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance AWD 18 26 $43,098 $46,095
ATS 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance RWD 19 28 $41,228 $44,095
ATS 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium AWD 18 26 $45,062 $48,195
ATS 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium RWD 19 28 $44,033 $47,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,388
$30,130
$38,629
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$35,900
$32,750
$41,095
Monthly Payment Estimate
$598 / month
$546 / month
$685 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
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 BMW 3-Series retains its sporting heritage, but has grown to become a high-tech, spacious, comfortable, and safe range of vehicles. The 2014 Cadillac ATS puts the Germans on notice in handling and performance, while hitting high marks in quality and comfort, too.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 24 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 36 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
- - 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.7 36.80
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.3 55.1 53.90
Front Head Room (in)
38 40.3 38.60
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91 - 90.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.5 55.1 55.20
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 35.1 33.50
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42 42.50
Second Hip Room (in)
- - 52.30
Front Hip Room (in)
- - 53.00
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 71.3 71.10
Track Width, Front (in)
61.6 60.3 59.50
Length, Overall (in)
185.1 182.5 182.80
Height, Overall (in)
56.2 56.3 55.90
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 61.9 60.90
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 110.6 109.30
Liftover Height (in)
- - - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.4 13 10.4
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 12.3 12.60 x 1.18
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)
11.8 11.8 12.40 x 0.90
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.1 15.8 16.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 37.1 38.05
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Electric Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - 3.16
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - 16.8
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P245/45HR17 P225/50VR17 P255/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
HM1 NA RA6
Front Tire Size
P245/45HR17 P225/50VR17 P255/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
HM1 NA RA6
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3693 3295 3543
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 7.5 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 8 17 X 7.5 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
150 170 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 900 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 200 @ 1250 260 @ 1700-5500
Engine Order Code
NA NA LTG
Displacement
2.0 L/121 2.0 L/122 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4450 180 @ 5000 272 @ 5500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 24 20 (2013)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 28 24 (2013)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 36 30 (2013)
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.84 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67 1.16
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.71 4.06
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 3.15 3.27
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 2.11 1.55
Trans Type
8 8 6
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.67 -
Drivetrain
All Wheel Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.29 0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 3.29 3.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.14 2.37
Trans Order Code
NA 205 MYA
Clutch Size (in)
- - NA
Summary
Body Style
quattro Sedan Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Audi A4 BMW 3 Series Cadillac ATS
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Front
Multi-Link Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Multi-Link Strut w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Five-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - - TBD -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 (Est) 6.4 (Est) 7.6 (2013)
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- - 8.1
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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