Compare 2012 Cadillac CTS vs 2012 Lotus Exige

2012 Cadillac CTS
2012 Lotus Exige
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2-Door Coupe AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,381 $40,615
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance AWD 18 27 $43,328 $45,850
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance RWD 18 27 $41,532 $43,950
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium AWD 18 27 $47,297 $50,050
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium RWD 18 27 $45,501 $48,150
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,585 $38,715
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L AWD 18 27 $36,963 $39,115
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 27 $39,926 $42,250
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury RWD 16 26 $36,902 $39,050
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L RWD 16 26 $33,939 $35,915
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance AWD 18 26 $41,759 $44,190
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance RWD 18 27 $39,964 $42,290
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium AWD 18 26 $47,429 $50,190
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium RWD 18 27 $45,634 $48,290
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L AWD 18 26 $38,664 $40,915
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 26 $41,627 $44,050
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury RWD 18 27 $39,831 $42,150
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L RWD 18 27 $36,869 $39,015
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance AWD 18 26 $43,555 $46,090
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance RWD 18 26 $41,759 $44,190
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium AWD 18 26 $48,809 $51,650
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium RWD 18 26 $47,013 $49,750
CTS-V Coupe 2-Door Coupe 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
CTS-V Sedan 4-Door Sedan 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
CTS-V Wagon 5-Door Wgn 6.2L 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
2012 Lotus Exige
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,381
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,615
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Monthly Payment Estimate
$677 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
It has a styling leg up, and the 2012 Cadillac CTS backs up its looks with good dynamics, good build quality and a competitive set of body styles and options.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg -
Highway
27 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars -
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.9 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 -
Passenger Capacity
4 -
Front Hip Room (in)
54.5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.0 -
Front Head Room (in)
36.9 -
Second Hip Room (in)
47.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.0 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.0 -
Second Head Room (in)
34.6 -
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.0 -
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.0 -
Wheelbase (in)
113.4 -
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.1 -
Track Width, Front (in)
62.0 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
188.5 -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.5 -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 0.9 -
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes -
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x 1.2 -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA -
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.26 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 -
Tires
Spare Tire Size
NA -
Front Tire Order Code
QYO -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA -
Rear Tire Size
P265/45R18 -
Rear Tire Order Code
QYO -
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4096 -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
NA -
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
318 @ 6800 -
Engine Type
Gas V6 -
Fuel System
Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
275 @ 4900 -
Engine Order Code
LFX -
Displacement
3.6L/217 -
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 -
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 -
Transmission
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 -
Trans Order Code
MX7 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 -
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 -
Trans Type
6 -
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe -
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Coupe -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.94 -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.9 -
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
4 -
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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