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2010 Cadillac CTS 2010 Acura TL 2010 BMW 3-Series
     
3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.0L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
2WD
  • 2WD
  • SH-AWD
  • 2WD w/Technology Package
  • 2WD w/Technology Package and 18" Wheels
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package and Manual
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package and Automatic
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package, Manual and HPT
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package, Automatic and HPT
Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Sedan SULEV
  • Sedan
  • Sedan SULEV
  • Coupe
  • Coupe SULEV
  • Coupe
  • Coupe SULEV
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Convertible SULEV
  • Convertible

Prices

MSRP $35,165 $35,105 $36,200
Invoice $33,231 $32,673 $33,305
Avg. Paid $15,520 $18,405 $18,251

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.7 8.6 8.4
Critics' Rating 9.3 8.8 9.7
Performance 8.9 8.1 9.3
Interior 8.5 8.8 8.1
Operating Cost 7.8 7.5 7.3
Safety 9.2 10.0 9.0
Reliability 4.0 4.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Refined handling
  • Ample power from either engine
  • Upscale interior with intuitive design
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
  • Great reliability rating
  • Outstanding safety scores
  • AWD model’s good handling
  • High-tech, modern interior
  • Smooth engine options
  • Athletic handling
  • Comfortable front seats
Cons
  • Front seats lack adequate bolstering
  • Confusing center stack
  • Low reliability score
  • iDrive can be difficult to use

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic Manual
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.0L/183 Gas V6 3.5L/212 Gas I6 3.0L/183
MPG 16 City / 26 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy 18 City / 28 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 2 Door Coupe

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.4 109.3 108.7
Length, Overall (in) 191.6 195.3 180.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 74.0 70.2
Height, Overall (in) 59.1 57.2 54.9

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3861 3721 3351

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Standard
Keyless Start Optional
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Seat Heat Ducts Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Optional
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Optional
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
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 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 98 98.2 88.5
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 38.4 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.5 41.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 58.1 55.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 55.7 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 36.7 36.8
Second Leg Room (in) 35.9 36.2 33.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 56.2 51.9
Second Hip Room (in) 54.1 54.8 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.6 13.1 11.1

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Optional
Premium Sound System Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag 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 Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Straight 6 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas I6
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.5L/212 3.0L/183
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 7000 280 @ 6200 230 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 223 @ 5700 254 @ 5000 200 @ 2750
Transmission Manual Automatic w/OD Manual
Turning diameter 35.0 38.4 36.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 18 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 26 28
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18 18.5 16.1

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent Double Pivot
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent 5-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Multi-Link

Transmission

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