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Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Sedan
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • Coupe
  • Convertible
  • M3 Coupe
  • Convertible
  • M3 Convertible
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
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

Prices

MSRP $36,850 $35,905 $48,290
Invoice $33,900 $33,712 $45,634
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

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

Pros & Cons

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

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/122 Gas V6 3.5L/212 Gas V6 3.6L/220
MPG 22 City / 34 Hwy 20 City / 29 Hwy 18 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

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

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

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

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3406 3726 3920

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Heads-Up Display Optional
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Standard
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 Standard
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.) 96.000 98.2 98.0
Front Head Room (in) 40.300 38.4 38.80
Front Leg Room (in) 42.000 42.5 42.44
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.100 58.2 56.73
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD - 55.7 53.74
Second Head Room (in) 37.700 36.7 37.20
Second Leg Room (in) 35.100 36.2 36.06
Second Shoulder Room (in) 55.100 56.2 54.72
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD - 54.8 52.99
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 17.000 13.1 13.6

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
HD Radio Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Optional Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Optional 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 Optional Standard
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Optional Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Standard

Seats

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

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

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
Blind Spot Monitor Optional
Lane Departure Warning Optional

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 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.0L/122 3.5L/212 3.6L/220
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 240 @ 5000 280 @ 6200 318 @ 6800
Torque (Net @ RPM) 255 @ 1250 - 4800 254 @ 5000 275 @ 4900
Transmission Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Turning diameter - TBD - 38.4 35.40

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 20 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 34 29 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.800 18.5 18.0

Suspension

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

Transmission

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