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2011 Lexus IS 2011 Cadillac CTS 2011 Acura TL
     
4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD
  • 2dr Conv Man
  • 2dr Conv Auto
  • 2dr Conv
3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.6L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.0L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD 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

Prices

MSRP $33,295 $35,345 $35,305
Invoice $29,966 $33,401 $32,857
Avg. Paid $23,044 $18,639 $21,108

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.5 9.0 8.9
Critics' Rating 7.9 8.9 8.5
Performance 7.9 8.7 8.2
Interior 7.6 8.2 8.7
Operating Cost 8.0 7.9 7.8
Safety 9.5 10.0 10.0
Reliability 5.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Refined handling
  • High-quality interior
  • Excellent reliability score
  • Nimble handling
  • Capable engines
  • Upscale interior
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
  • Athletic handling on AWD models
  • Upscale, modern interior
  • Lots of standard equipment
  • Excellent safety and reliability scores
Cons
  • Cramped interior
  • Not the most athletic sport sedan
  • Base front seats may not be comfortable for some
  • Button-heavy center stack may be confusing for some
  • Polarizing exterior design

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 2.5L/152 Gas V6 3.0L/183 Gas V6 3.5L/212
MPG 19 City / 27 Hwy 16 City / 26 Hwy 18 City / 26 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 107.4 113.4 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 191.3 195.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.9 72.5 74.0
Height, Overall (in) 56.1 58.0 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Sliding Rear Window Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3455 3849 3721

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Optional Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard
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
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 88.3 98.0 98.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.2 38.8 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 43.9 42.4 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 56.7 58.1
Front Hip Room (in) 54.1 53.7 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.7 37.2 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 30.6 36.1 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.7 54.7 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.7 53.0 54.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.0 13.6 13.1

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch 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 Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.5L/152 3.0L/183 3.5L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 204 @ 6400 270 @ 7000 280 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 185 @ 4800 223 @ 5700 254 @ 5000
Transmission Manual Manual Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 33.5 35.0 38.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 16 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 26 26
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.1 18.0 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double Wishbone Independent SLA Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Independent multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link

Transmission

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