Compare 2017 Cadillac CTS vs 2017 Audi A6

2017 Cadillac CTS
2017 Audi A6
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4-Door Sedan RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan RWD 22 30 $43,695 $45,995
4-Door Sedan AWD 21 29 $45,595 $47,995
4-Door Sedan Luxury RWD 22 30 $49,110 $51,695
4-Door Sedan Luxury AWD 21 29 $51,010 $53,695
4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury RWD 20 30 $56,235 $59,195
4-Door Sedan V-Sport RWD 16 24 $57,660 $60,695
4-Door Sedan Premium Luxury AWD 19 27 $58,135 $61,195
4-Door Sedan V-Sport Premium RWD 16 24 $67,255 $70,795
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2.0 TFSI FWD Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.0 TFSI FWD Premium 24 34 $44,268 $47,600
2.0 TFSI FWD Premium Plus 24 34 $44,268 $47,600
2.0 TFSI Premium Plus quattro AWD Premium Plus 22 31 $46,314 $49,800
2.0 TFSI Premium quattro AWD Premium 22 31 $46,314 $49,800
3.0 TFSI quattro AWD Premium Plus 21 29 $54,498 $58,600
3.0 TFSI quattro AWD Prestige 21 29 $54,498 $58,600
3.0 TFSI quattro AWD Competition Prestige 21 29 $62,868 $67,600
Pricing
Invoice Price
$43,695
$44,268
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$45,995
$47,600
Monthly Payment Estimate
$767 / month
$793 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Cadillac CTS should be on any shoppers short list for mid-size luxury The 2017 Audi A6 is a stellar mid-size luxury sedan; it's a bit sedate, but still good enough to compete with some flagship vehicles from other brands.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
45.7 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.8 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.0 97.2
Second Leg Room (in)
35.4 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
40.4 37.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 57.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 56.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.7 63.7
Wheelbase (in)
114.6 114.6
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 73.8
Track Width, Front (in)
61.4 64.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - -
Length, Overall (in)
195.5 194.2
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 57.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.7 14.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.4 x - TBD - 13
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 - 13.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Yes 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
19.0 19.8
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.1 39
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P245/45R17 P245/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
RHN NA
Front Tire Size
P245/45R17 P245/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RHN NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3652 3858
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 180
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - -
Engine
Engine Type
Turbocharged Gas I4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
SIDI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
295 @ 3000-4500 273 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
LTG NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 5600 252 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 34
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.93 2.75
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.04 2.19
Trans Order Code
M5N NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.85 4.23
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.66 1.06
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.51
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85 0.39
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.62 3.19
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.07 1.52
Trans Type
6 7
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.26 0.74
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Cadillac CTS Sedan Audi A6
Body Style
4 Door Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Multi-Link
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - -
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 6.3
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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