Compare 2010 Cadillac CTS vs 2010 Lexus GS

2010 Cadillac CTS
2010 Lexus GS
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4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 26 $36,254 $38,365
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 26 $38,806 $41,065
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury RWD 16 26 $35,782 $37,865
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Performance AWD 18 26 $39,373 $41,665
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Performance RWD 18 27 $37,577 $39,765
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD 16 26 $33,230 $35,165
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance AWD 18 27 $41,074 $43,465
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance RWD 18 27 $39,278 $41,565
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium AWD 18 27 $46,082 $48,765
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium RWD 18 27 $44,287 $46,865
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L AWD 18 26 $37,955 $40,165
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 26 $40,507 $42,865
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury RWD 18 27 $38,711 $40,965
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Performance AWD 18 26 $41,074 $43,465
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Performance RWD 18 27 $39,278 $41,565
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L RWD 18 27 $36,160 $38,265
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance AWD 18 26 $42,775 $45,265
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance RWD 18 26 $40,979 $43,365
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium AWD 18 26 $47,783 $50,565
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium RWD 18 26 $45,988 $48,665
CTS-V 4-Door Sedan 14 19 $56,773 $60,720
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GS 350 4-Door Sedan AWD 18 25 $42,794 $47,550
GS 350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 26 $41,040 $45,600
GS 450h 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 22 25 $51,704 $57,450
GS 460 4-Door Sedan 17 24 $48,121 $54,070
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,254
$42,794
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,365
$47,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$639 / month
$793 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2010 Cadillac CTS-V is about as close as you can get to a four-door Corvette; Cadillac manages to beat top German sports sedans with a track-ready sedan that doesn’t forget about comfort. Respectable performance and top technology make the 2010 Lexus GS 350 and GS 460 worthwhile sport sedans, but low points include a cramped backseat and a GS 450h hybrid model that fails to wow for fuel economy.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 18 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 51.4
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 109.1
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 55.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 36.4
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 37.8
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 190.0
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 60.6
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 112.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 71.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 12.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 1.0 12.2 x - TBD -
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)
12.4 x 1.3 13.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 18.8
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 3.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/50R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3872 3965
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
223 @ 5700 274 @ 3600
Engine Order Code
LF1 NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 3.5L/210
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 7000 303 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SIDI DI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 20
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.72
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.04
Trans Order Code
MX7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.73
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.52
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Sedan Lexus GS 350
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.75 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 - TBD -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 9.3

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