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Compare 2013 Cadillac CTS vs 2013 Lexus GS

2013 Cadillac CTS
2013 Lexus GS
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2-Door Coupe AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe AWD 18 27 $38,560 $40,805
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance AWD 18 27 $42,869 $45,850
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Performance RWD 18 27 $41,093 $43,950
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium AWD 18 27 $46,796 $50,050
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe Premium RWD 18 27 $45,020 $48,150
CTS Coupe 2-Door Coupe RWD 18 27 $36,765 $38,905
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 26 $38,669 $40,920
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.0L Luxury RWD 18 27 $36,944 $39,095
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance AWD 18 27 $42,751 $45,240
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance RWD 18 27 $40,956 $43,340
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium AWD 18 27 $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 $38,844 $41,105
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury AWD 18 26 $41,407 $44,050
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L Luxury RWD 18 26 $39,621 $42,150
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.0L RWD 18 26 $37,048 $39,205
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance AWD 18 26 $43,094 $46,090
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Performance RWD 18 26 $41,317 $44,190
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium AWD 18 26 $48,292 $51,650
CTS Wagon 5-Door Wgn 3.6L Premium RWD 18 26 $46,516 $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 14 19 $59,106 $63,215
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4-Door Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
GS 350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $46,314 $49,800
GS 350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $43,945 $47,250
GS 450h 4-Door Sedan Hybrid 29 34 $55,291 $59,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$38,560
$46,314
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,805
$49,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$680 / month
$830 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Strikingly handsome, fun to drive, well-built, and competitive on pricing and features, the 2013 Cadillac CTS continues the brand's good reputation. The 2013 Lexus GS 350 gains a little confidence and connectivity, while its competition gains some weight and complexity.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 26 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Cars Mid-Size
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
47.70 54.100
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.00 57.300
Passenger Volume (ft³)
99.0 109.1
Second Head Room (in)
34.60 37.800
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.90 55.700
Front Leg Room (in)
42.40 42.300
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.50 54.500
Second Leg Room (in)
35.00 36.300
Front Head Room (in)
36.90 38.000
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.00 62.000
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.700
Length, Overall (in)
188.50 190.700
Height, Overall (in)
56.00 57.900
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.00 62.600
Wheelbase (in)
113.40 112.200
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
74.10 72.400
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
10.5 14.300
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.40 x 0.90 12.200 x 0.700
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)
12.40 x 1.20 13.100 x 1.200
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 17.400
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
19.1 13.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.40 34.200
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.26 2.800
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QYO NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P225/50R17
Spare Tire Size
NA T155/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
QYO NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P265/45R18 P225/50R17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4096 3980
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.5 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 9.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.9 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
275 @ 4900 277 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LFX NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
318 @ 6800 306 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 26
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.401
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.717
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.06 3.224
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.043
Trans Order Code
MX7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.769
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.586
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.520
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Coupe Lexus GS 350
Body Style
2 Door Coupe Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.30 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.94 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 4 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.7 8.7
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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