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2012 Cadillac CTS 2012 Acura TL
3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.6L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.0L V6 AWD
  • 3.6L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD 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 and Automatic
  • 2WD and Automatic
  • SH-AWD and Automatic
  • 2WD w/Technology Package and Automatic
  • 2WD w/Advance Package and Automatic
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package and Manual
  • SH-AWD w/Technology Package and Automatic
  • SH-AWD w/Advance Package and Automatic


MSRP $35,915 $35,705  
Invoice $33,940 $33,527
Avg. Paid $22,982 $22,617

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.9 8.8  
Critics' Rating 9.0 8.7
Performance 8.5 8.1
Interior 8.0 8.4
Operating Cost 7.7 7.6
Safety 9.7 9.3
Reliability 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

  • Stylish interior design
  • Crisp handling
  • Excellent reliability rating
  • Powerful engine lineup
  • Agile handling
  • Roomy rear seats
  • Excellent reliability score
  • Seats could be more comfortable
  • Numb steering feel

General Specs

Transmission Manual Automatic  
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.0L/183 Gas V6 3.5L/212
MPG 16 City / 26 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy



Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan  


Wheelbase(in) 113.4 109.3  
Length, Overall (in) 191.3 194.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.5 74.0
Height, Overall (in) 58.0 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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


Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3858 3726  

Tires & Wheels

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


Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard  
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel 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
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard


Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 98.0 98.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 58.2
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 36.1 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.7 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) 53.0 54.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.6 13.1


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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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


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



Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard


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

Safety Features

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


Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard  
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 3.0L/183 3.5L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 270 @ 7000 280 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 223 @ 5700 254 @ 5000
Transmission Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 35.4 38.4


Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 26 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.5


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


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