Compare 2012 Cadillac XTS vs 2012 Tesla Model S

2012 Cadillac XTS
2012 Tesla Model S
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2012 Cadillac XTS
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan N/A N/A N/A $57,400
4-Door Sedan Performance N/A N/A N/A $92,400
4-Door Sedan Signature N/A N/A N/A $95,400
4-Door Sedan Signature Performance N/A N/A N/A $105,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
N/A
$57,400
Monthly Payment Estimate
$0 / month
$957 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Tesla Model S sedan turns out to be a much better car than most expected; it just might meld sport-sedan driving, interior space, and comfort with zero-emission running in one revolutionary package.
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Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
- NA
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
- 35.4
Front Head Room (in)
- 38.8
Passenger Capacity
- 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
- 57.7
Second Head Room (in)
- 35.3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.0
Front Leg Room (in)
- 42.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 94.0
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.0
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
- 65.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 6.0
Length, Overall (in)
- 196.0
Height, Overall (in)
- 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
- 66.9
Wheelbase (in)
- 116.5
Liftover Height (in)
- - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
- 77.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- - TBD -
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 14.0 x 1.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
- NA
Brake ABS System
- 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 14.4 x 1.1
Brake Type
- Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
- 37.0
Steering Type
- Electric Rack-&-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
- NA
Front Tire Size
- 245/45R19
Spare Tire Size
- NA
Front Tire Order Code
- NA
Spare Tire Order Code
- NA
Rear Tire Size
- 245/45R19
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
- 4647
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
- 19 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- NA
Rear Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
- 19 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
- Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- NA
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- 325
Engine Order Code
- NA
Displacement
- NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
- 362 @ 6000
Engine Type
- Electric
Fuel System
- NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- NA
Battery Range (mi)
- 160 (Est)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
- NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- - TBD -
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
- - TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
- NA
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- - TBD -
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- 9.73
Clutch Size (in)
- NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Trans Type
- 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
- NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Trans Order Code
- NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- - TBD -
Drivetrain
- Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Trans Description Cont.
- NA
Summary
Body Style
- Sedan
Vehicle Name
- Tesla Model S
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- NA
Suspension Type - Rear
- Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
- w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- N/A
Suspension Type - Front
- Double-Wishbone
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- NA
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- - TBD -

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