Compare 2014 BMW 3-Series vs 2014 Cadillac CTS vs 2014 Lexus IS

2014 BMW 3-Series
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2014 Cadillac CTS
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2014 Lexus IS
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4-Door Sedan 320i RWD
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2-Door Coupe AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe AWD 18 26 $39,212 $41,495
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance AWD 18 26 $42,818 $45,795
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance RWD 18 27 $40,948 $43,795
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium AWD 18 26 $46,745 $49,995
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium RWD 18 27 $44,875 $47,995
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $37,322 $39,495
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo AWD 19 28 $44,509 $47,100
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury AWD 19 28 $49,820 $53,000
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury RWD 20 30 $47,940 $51,000
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Performance AWD 19 28 $55,539 $59,400
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Performance RWD 20 30 $53,669 $57,400
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Premium AWD 19 28 $59,653 $63,800
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Premium RWD 20 30 $57,783 $61,800
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD 20 30 $42,619 $45,100
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury AWD 18 26 $52,358 $55,700
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury RWD 18 29 $50,478 $53,700
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance AWD 18 26 $58,063 $62,100
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance RWD 18 29 $56,193 $60,100
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium AWD 18 26 $62,177 $66,500
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium RWD 18 29 $60,307 $64,500
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Twin Turbo Vsport Premium RWD 16 24 $64,580 $69,070
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Twin Turbo Vsport RWD 16 24 $55,230 $59,070
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 26 $41,449 $44,095
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury RWD 18 26 $39,663 $42,195
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance AWD 18 26 $43,098 $46,095
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance RWD 18 26 $41,322 $44,195
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium AWD 18 26 $48,334 $51,695
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium RWD 18 26 $46,558 $49,795
CTS-V Coupe 2-Door Coupe 14 19 $59,466 $63,600
CTS-V Sedan 4-Door Sedan 14 19 $59,466 $63,600
CTS-V Wagon 5-Door Wgn 14 19 $59,466 $63,600
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4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 27 $35,930 $38,635
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $33,573 $36,100
IS 250C 2-Door Conv 21 30 $39,861 $42,860
IS 350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $38,923 $41,850
IS F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $59,148 $63,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,130
$39,212
$35,930
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,750
$41,495
$38,635
Monthly Payment Estimate
$546 / month
$692 / month
$644 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
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 CTS sedan scales up the ATS' handsome profile and spot-on handling, and tops it off with a winning Vsport edition. The 2014 Lexus IS is an important car for the brand, and at first impression, the redesign is off to a good start.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 26 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Subcompact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 56.00 55.9
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 35.00 32.2
Passenger Capacity
5 4 5
Front Leg Room (in)
42 42.40 44.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.7 34.60 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 50.90 53.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.3 36.90 38.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 99.0 90.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 54.50 54.3
Second Hip Room (in)
- 47.70 54
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
182.5 188.50 183.7
Height, Overall (in)
56.3 56.00 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.9 63.00 61
Wheelbase (in)
110.6 113.40 110.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.3 74.10 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 62.00 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- - TBD - 5.1
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD - -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13 10.5 13.8
Brakes
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 12.40 x 0.90 11.4
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 12.40 x 1.20 11.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.8 18.0 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 36.40 35.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- 19.1 -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- 3.26 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- - TBD - -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235/50R18 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA QYO NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P265/45R18 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QYO NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3295 4012 3649
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 x 9.0 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 x 8.5 17 X 7.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
900 - TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
170 - TBD - 100
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Gas V6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
200 @ 1250 275 @ 4900 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
NA LFX NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 3.6L/217 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 5000 318 @ 6800 204 @ 6400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 18 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 21 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 26 27
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.16 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic Automatic w/OD
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 - -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.67 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 4.06 3.52
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.15 3.23 4.10
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 1.55 1.40
Trans Type
8 6 6
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 - -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.29 0.85 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.29 3.06 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 2.37 2.04
Trans Order Code
205 MX7 NA
Clutch Size (in)
- NA -
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Cadillac CTS Coupe Lexus IS 250
Body Style
Sedan 2 Door Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut NA Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link NA Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Independent Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- 1.30 -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- - TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- 0.94 -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 (Est) 8.7 7.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 5 -
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD - -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- - TBD - -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- 10.9 -
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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