Compare 2010 Cadillac CTS vs 2010 Lexus IS

2010 Cadillac CTS
2010 Lexus IS
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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 Sport Sedan Automatic AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 20 26 $32,196 $35,775
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 29 $29,983 $33,315
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Manual RWD 18 26 $28,929 $32,145
IS 250C 2-Door Conv Automatic 21 29 $36,548 $40,610
IS 250C 2-Door Conv Manual 18 26 $35,495 $39,440
IS 350 4-Door Sedan 18 25 $33,833 $37,595
IS 350C 2-Door Conv 18 25 $40,399 $44,890
IS F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $52,612 $58,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$36,254
$32,196
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,365
$35,775
Monthly Payment Estimate
$639 / month
$596 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.4
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. The 2010 Lexus IS gives BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Infiniti a real challenge, though it's still a little less performance-oriented than the competition.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
26 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
54.1 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 54.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98 88.3
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 43.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.1 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 30.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
61.8 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.9 4.7
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
59.1 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.0 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 107.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.5 70.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.6 13.0
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 11.4 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 11.6 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18 17.1
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 14.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 35.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.96
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Front Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QCH NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/55HR17 P225/45VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3872 3651
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 17 x 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
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 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LF1 NA
Displacement
3.0L/183 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
270 @ 7000 204 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SIDI Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
26 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 22
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 - 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.59
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.52
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Sedan Lexus IS 250
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 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 8.5

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