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2009 Cadillac CTS 2009 Lexus IS 2009 Audi A4
     
3.6L - V6 Rear-Wheel Drive
  • 3.6L - V6 Rear-Wheel Drive
  • 3.6L - Direct Injection Rear-Wheel Drive
  • 3.6L - V6 All-Wheel Drive
  • 3.6L - Direct Injection All-Wheel Drive
4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto
4dr Sdn Auto 2.0T quattro Prem
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 2.0T quattro Prem
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 2.0T quattro Prem Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 2.0T quattro Prestige
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 3.2L quattro Prem Plus
  • 4dr Sdn Auto 3.2L quattro Prestige
  • 2dr Cabriolet CVT 2.0T FrontTrak *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto 2.0T quattro *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto 3.2L quattro *Ltd Avail*

Prices

MSRP $36,560 $31,305 $33,050
Invoice $34,366 $28,174 $30,737
Avg. Paid $14,201 $17,110 $15,552

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.5 8.7 8.4
Critics' Rating 9.0 8.7 9.2
Performance 8.8 8.1 8.5
Interior 8.5 7.7 9.0
Operating Cost 7.4 7.5 7.3
Safety 9.0 9.4 10.0
Reliability 4.0 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Composed, sporty handling
  • Strong engine options
  • Upscale interior
  • Great reliability rating
  • Refined handling
  • High-quality interior
  • Ample power in IS 350
  • Great reliability rating
  • High-quality interior
  • Agile, composed handling
  • Outstanding safety ratings
Cons
  • Front seats could use more lateral support
  • Small back seat
  • Limited front-seat headroom
  • Limited trunk space
  • Lower-than-average reliability score

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive All-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/220 Gas V6 2.5L/152 Gas I4 2.0L/- TBD -
MPG 16 City / 25 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy 21 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.4 107.5 110.6
Length, Overall (in) 191.6 180.3 185.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 70.9 71.9
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 56.1 56.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Optional Standard
Panoramic Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Optional Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Optional
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3509 3455 3715

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Optional Standard
Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear All-Season Optional Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Optional Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Optional Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Optional Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 98 88.3 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 39.0 40.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 43.9 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 54.4 55.5
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 54.1 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 36.9 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 30.6 34.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 52.7 54.3
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 53.7 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.6 13.0 16.9

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Standard Optional
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Optional
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Standard
Premium Sound System Standard Standard
Hard Disk Drive Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Optional Optional
Cell Phone Optional

Seats

Leather Seats Optional Standard Standard
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Cooled Passenger Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Optional Standard
Seat Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Optional Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Optional

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional
All Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas I4
Displacement 3.6L/220 2.5L/152 2.0L/- TBD -
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 263 @ 6400 204 @ 6400 211 @ 5300-6000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 253 @ 3100 185 @ 4800 258 @ 1500-4200
Transmission Manual Manual Tiptronic
Turning diameter 56.2 33.5 37.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 26 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18 17.1 16.9

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Double Wishbone 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Multi-Link Trapezoidal Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Stabilizer Bar

Transmission

Automatic Optional Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Optional Standard
Manual Standard Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.