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2012 Lexus IS 2012 Cadillac CTS 2012 Acura TL
     
4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Man RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto RWD
  • 4dr Sport Sdn Auto AWD
  • 4dr Sdn RWD
  • 2dr Conv Man
  • 2dr Conv Auto
  • 4dr Sdn AWD
  • 2dr Conv
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 $33,795 $35,915 $35,705
Invoice $31,430 $33,940 $33,527
Avg. Paid $25,028 $22,982 $22,617

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.9 8.8
Critics' Rating 8.0 9.0 8.7
Performance 7.7 8.5 8.1
Interior 7.4 8.0 8.4
Operating Cost 7.7 7.7 7.6
Safety 9.5 9.7 9.3
Reliability 5.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful V6 in IS 350
  • Great reliability rating
  • Stylish interior design
  • Crisp handling
  • Excellent reliability rating
  • Powerful engine lineup
  • Agile handling
  • Roomy rear seats
  • Excellent reliability score
Cons
  • Rough ride in sedan
  • Cramped back seat
  • Underpowered V6 in IS 250
  • Seats could be more comfortable
  • Numb steering feel

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 / 28 Hwy 16 City / 26 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 107.5 113.4 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 180.3 191.3 194.0
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
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3455 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
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
Keyless Start Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard 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 58.2
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
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 Standard

Seats

Leather Seats Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Standard
Driver Lumbar 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 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
Turning diameter 33.5 35.4 38.4

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 16 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28 26 29
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17.2 18.0 18.5

Suspension

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

Transmission

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