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2012 Audi A5 2012 Cadillac CTS 2012 Acura TL
     
2dr Cpe Man quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 2dr Cpe Man quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 2dr Cpe Man quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 2dr Cpe Man quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • 2dr Cpe Auto quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 2dr Cpe Auto quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 2dr Cpe Auto quattro 2.0T Prestige
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto FrontTrak 2.0T Prestige
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 2dr Cabriolet Auto quattro 2.0T Prestige
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

Prices

MSRP $37,100 $35,915 $35,705
Invoice $34,504 $33,940 $33,527
Avg. Paid $29,562 $22,982 $22,617

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.0 8.9 8.8
Critics' Rating 9.0 9.0 8.7
Performance 7.9 8.5 8.1
Interior 7.9 8.0 8.4
Operating Cost 7.6 7.7 7.6
Safety N/A 9.7 9.3
Reliability 3.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Well-constructed interior
  • Good fuel economy
  • Comfortable ride
  • Stylish interior design
  • Crisp handling
  • Excellent reliability rating
  • Powerful engine lineup
  • Agile handling
  • Roomy rear seats
  • Excellent reliability score
Cons
  • Poorly weighted steering
  • Complicated infotainment system
  • Seats could be more comfortable
  • Numb steering feel

General Specs

Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Drivetrain All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas V6 3.0L/183 Gas V6 3.5L/212
MPG 21 City / 31 Hwy 16 City / 26 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Coupe 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 108.3 113.4 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 182.1 191.3 194.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.0 72.5 74.0
Height, Overall (in) 54.0 58.0 57.2

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3583 3858 3726

Tires & Wheels

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

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
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers 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
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 Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 4 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 84.0 98.0 98.2
Front Head Room (in) 37.9 38.8 38.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 42.4 42.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.3 56.7 58.2
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.7 55.7
Second Head Room (in) 36.0 37.2 36.7
Second Leg Room (in) 31.7 36.1 36.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 54.7 56.2
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 53.0 54.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 12.4 13.6 13.1

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer 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
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard 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 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 Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

All Wheel Drive Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.0L/121 3.0L/183 3.5L/212
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 211 @ 4300 270 @ 7000 280 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 258 @ 1500 223 @ 5700 254 @ 5000
Transmission Manual Manual Automatic
Turning diameter 37.4 35.4 38.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 26 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 16.9 18.0 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front 5-Link Independent SLA Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear Trapezoidal-Link Independent multi-link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

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