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3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.0L V6 RWD
  • 3.6L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.0L V6 AWD
  • 3.0L V6 RWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.0L V6 AWD Luxury
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Performance
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 RWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • 3.6L V6 AWD Premium
  • CTS-V Coupe
  • CTS-V Wagon
  • CTS-V Sedan
2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic Special Edition
  • SH-AWD Automatic
  • 2WD Automatic with Technology Package
  • 2WD Automatic with Advanced Package
  • SH-AWD Manual with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Technology Package
  • SH-AWD Automatic with Advanced Package
Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • M3 Coupe
  • Convertible
  • M3 Convertible

Prices

MSRP $48,290 $35,905 $32,550
Invoice $45,634 $33,712 $29,945
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 8.7 8.5
Critics' Rating 8.2 8.5 9.1
Performance 8.1 8.0 8.2
Interior 7.5 8.2 7.3
Safety 9.7 9.2 9.6
Reliability 4.5 5.0 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Modern, upscale interior
  • Long list of standard features
  • Good safety and reliability scores
  • Powerful V6 engine
  • High-quality interior
  • Numerous standard features
  • Exceptional reliability score
  • Powerful engines
  • Good fuel economy
  • Roomy back seat
  • Unrivaled handling
Cons
  • Small, narrow trunk opening
  • Uncomfortable seats
  • Less agile than some rivals
  • Polarizing exterior
  • Button-heavy center console
  • Small trunk in coupe and convertible
  • iDrive can be confusing

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V6 3.6L/220 Gas V6 3.5L/212 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 18 City / 27 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy 24 City / 36 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style 4 Door Sedan Sedan Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 113.40 109.3 110.600
Length, Overall (in) 191.30 194.0 182.500
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.50 74.0 71.300
Height, Overall (in) 58.00 57.2 56.300

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3920 3726 3295

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard 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 Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard 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 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 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 98.0 98.2 96.000
Front Head Room (in) 38.80 38.4 40.300
Front Leg Room (in) 42.44 42.5 42.000
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.73 58.2 55.100
Front Hip Room (in) 53.74 55.7 - TBD -
Second Head Room (in) 37.20 36.7 37.700
Second Leg Room (in) 36.06 36.2 35.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.72 56.2 55.100
Second Hip Room (in) 52.99 54.8 - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 13.6 13.1 17.000

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette 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 Standard
Entertainment System Optional
Hard Disk Drive Standard

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

Seats

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

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag 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
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes 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
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional
Front Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6 Turbocharged Gas I4
Displacement 3.6L/220 3.5L/212 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 318 @ 6800 280 @ 6200 180 @ 5000
Torque (Net @ RPM) 275 @ 4900 254 @ 5000 200 @ 1250 - 4500
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 35.40 38.4 - TBD -

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 20 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 29 36
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.5 15.800

Suspension

Air Suspension Optional
Suspension Type - Front Independent SLA Double Wishbone MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Independent multi-link Multi-Link 5-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Transmission

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