Compare 2013 Audi A6 vs 2013 Cadillac XTS vs 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class

2013 Audi A6
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2013 Cadillac XTS
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2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class
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4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
A6 4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium 25 33 $39,246 $42,200
A6 4-Door Sedan FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus 25 33 $39,246 $42,200
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium 20 30 $41,292 $44,400
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 2.0T Premium Plus 20 30 $41,292 $44,400
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Premium Plus 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
A6 4-Door Sedan quattro 3.0T Prestige 18 27 $46,872 $50,400
S6 4-Door Sedan Prestige 17 27 $66,868 $71,900
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4-Door Sedan Armored FWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
XTS 4-Door Sedan Armored FWD 17 28 $46,848 $49,575
XTS 4-Door Sedan FWD 17 28 $41,650 $44,075
XTS 4-Door Sedan Funeral Coach FWD 15 21 $45,577 $48,230
XTS 4-Door Sedan Limousine FWD 15 21 $45,936 $48,610
XTS 4-Door Sedan Livery Package FWD 17 28 $43,139 $45,650
XTS 4-Door Sedan Luxury AWD 17 26 $47,860 $50,915
XTS 4-Door Sedan Luxury FWD 17 28 $45,768 $48,690
XTS 4-Door Sedan Platinum AWD 17 26 $56,459 $60,385
XTS 4-Door Sedan Platinum FWD 17 28 $54,379 $58,160
XTS 4-Door Sedan Premium AWD 17 26 $52,182 $55,810
XTS 4-Door Sedan Premium FWD 17 28 $50,101 $53,585
XTS 4-Door Sedan Stretch Livery FWD 17 28 $44,684 $47,285
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2-Door Convertible E 350 RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 350 RWD 18 28 $53,680 $57,720
E-Class 2-Door Convertible E 550 RWD 16 25 $60,264 $64,800
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 350 4MATIC 19 29 $48,639 $52,300
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 350 RWD 19 28 $46,314 $49,800
E-Class 2-Door Coupe E 550 RWD 17 27 $52,629 $56,590
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury BlueTEC RWD 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Luxury RWD 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport 4MATIC 19 28 $49,281 $52,990
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport BlueTEC RWD 21 32 $48,072 $51,690
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 350 Sport RWD 20 30 $46,956 $50,490
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 550 Sport 4MATIC 16 26 $55,605 $59,790
E-Class 4-Door Sedan E 63 AMG RWD 16 24 $82,677 $88,900
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Luxury 4MATIC 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 350 Sport 4MATIC 19 27 $53,150 $57,150
E-Class 4-Door Wgn E 63 AMG RWD 15 23 $85,095 $91,500
Pricing
Invoice Price
$39,246
$46,848
$53,680
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$42,200
$49,575
$57,720
Monthly Payment Estimate
$703 / month
$826 / month
$962 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
9.0
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Traditional looks disguise this Audi's brilliance: it's a blast to drive in either 3.0T trim or S6 spec. The 2013 Cadillac XTS is everything a big comfort-oriented luxury sedan should be--plus a lot more, for the safety- and tech-focused. The 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class models have sharper driving appeal than in the past, while also returning to the classy interior appointments and vault-like construction that have made them longtime luxury benchmarks.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 17 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Cars Full Size Subcompact Cars
EPA Air Pollution Score
- 7.9 -
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4 -
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5 4
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.400 - TBD - 32.9
Front Head Room (in)
37.200 - TBD - 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.500 - TBD - 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.200 - TBD - - TBD -
Second Head Room (in)
37.800 - TBD - 35.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.300 - TBD - 48.9
Front Leg Room (in)
41.300 - TBD - 42.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.700 - TBD - 60.8
Wheelbase (in)
114.600 - TBD - 108.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.800 72.91 75.9
Track Width, Front (in)
64.100 - TBD - 60.5
Min Ground Clearance (in)
4.600 - TBD - 3.0
Length, Overall (in)
193.900 - TBD - 185.0
Height, Overall (in)
57.800 59.45 55.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.100 - TBD - 11.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.800 x - TBD - - TBD - 11.8 x 0.9
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.600 x - TBD - - TBD - 12.7 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.800 19 22.0
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD - 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.100 - TBD - 14.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.000 - TBD - 35.3
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA 9L3 NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/55R17 P235/55R18 P255/40R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA RGS NA
Front Tire Size
P225/55R17 P235/55R18 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P235/55R18 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA RGS NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3726 N/A 3948
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.5 17 x 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
180 - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 1500 264 @ 5200 273 @ 3500-5250
Engine Order Code
NA LFX NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 3.6L/215 3.5L/213
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 4300 - 6000 304 @ 6800 302 @ 6500
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 21 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 17 18
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.633 - TBD - 3.42/2.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD - 2.86
Trans Order Code
NA M7V NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.848 - TBD - 2.82
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD - 1.37
Trans Description Cont.
Continuously Variable Ratio Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD - 0.82
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.829-0.608 - TBD - 4.38
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD - 1.92
Trans Type
1 6 7
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA - TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.73
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Convertible
Vehicle Name
Audi A6 Cadillac XTS Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Linked H-arm Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA w/Air Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.5 NA 8.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 (2012) - 5
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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