Compare 2015 Cadillac CTS vs 2015 Lexus IS

2015 Cadillac CTS
2015 Lexus IS
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4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo AWD 19 28 $44,741 $47,345
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury AWD 19 28 $50,073 $53,270
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Luxury RWD 20 30 $48,193 $51,270
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Performance AWD 19 28 $53,921 $57,670
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Performance RWD 20 30 $52,051 $55,670
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Premium AWD 19 28 $58,035 $62,070
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo Premium RWD 20 30 $56,165 $60,070
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 2.0L Turbo RWD 20 30 $42,851 $45,345
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury AWD 18 26 $51,671 $54,970
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Luxury RWD 18 29 $49,791 $52,970
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance AWD 18 26 $55,510 $59,370
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Performance RWD 18 29 $53,640 $57,370
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium AWD 18 26 $59,624 $63,770
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Premium RWD 18 29 $57,754 $61,770
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Twin Turbo Vsport Premium RWD 16 24 $64,832 $69,340
CTS Sedan 4-Door Sedan 3.6L Twin Turbo Vsport RWD 16 24 $55,482 $59,340
CTS-V Coupe 2-Door Coupe 14 19 $65,356 $69,900
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4-Door Sport Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan AWD 20 27 $36,350 $39,085
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Crafted Line AWD 20 27 $40,707 $43,690
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Crafted Line RWD 21 30 $38,614 $41,440
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan RWD 21 30 $33,993 $36,550
IS 250C 2-Door Conv 21 30 $40,325 $43,360
IS 350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,339 $42,300
IS 350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $37,260 $40,065
Pricing
Invoice Price
$44,741
$36,350
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$47,345
$39,085
Monthly Payment Estimate
$789 / month
$651 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Cadillac CTS sedan is a stunner–especially in V-Sport guise–and it looks great, too. The 2015 Lexus IS offers a good blend of comfort, style, technology, and driving dynamics.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.50 36.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.80 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
45.70 44.8
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.80 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
35.40 32.2
Front Head Room (in)
40.40 38.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.30 54
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.90 55.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.0 90.2
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
195.50 183.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.20 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.70 61
Wheelbase (in)
114.60 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.20 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
61.40 60.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 13.8
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 11.4
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x - TBD - 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 17.4
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.0 35.4
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
116.2 -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RHN NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
RHN NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3776 3649
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 17 X 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 100
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.5 L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
272 @ 5500 204 @ 6400
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
SIDI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3000-4500 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LTG NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.20 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37 2.04
Trans Order Code
MYA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.27 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.06 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.55 1.40
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Sedan Lexus IS 250
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.6
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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